Training Report: Boston minus 13 weeks
Last year, in a conversation with my boss, I mentioned it was unfortunate how everything work related was piling up for the first quarter of 2016. That's right when I will be training for Boston. She said, "I guess all you'll be doing is work ... Read more
Race Report: 2016 Winter Warrior Half Marathon
The forecast for gun time was 45 F with 10 mph wind, and 5% chance of precipitation. The temperature was supposed to stay above 40 for longer than it would take me to run 13.1 miles. So I got to wear shorts to run the Winter Warrior Half Marat... Read more
Marathon Training and Half Marathon prep
When I laid out the Boston training schedule, it called for 13 to 16 miles tomorrow. That fit quite well with the Winter Warrior Half Marathon plus a warm up, thank you very much. I penciled it in and didn't think much about it till yesterday.... Read more
Race Report: 2016 Resolution Run 7.5 mile
The forecast was for 31 F and 15 mph wind, with 15% chance of precipitation at 10 AM gun time. Got up a bit past 5, with almost 8 hours of sleep. Looked outside. The grass had a dusting of snow, but my driveway was wet. Got breakfast, put on my ... Read more
Adjusting training to deal with reality
The first two days of training for Boston went exactly as planned. The biggest mental challenge was holding pace discipline for easy running. The third day was scheduled to be the first speed workout.
That's when things began to get rea... Read more
The forecast yesterday had us under a Winter Weather Advisory starting at 8 PM tonight. Details of the advisory said sleet, freezing rain, and snow. So I had in the back of my mind that I should run before the nasty stuff got here.
A week... Read more
Weekend long run and start of Boston training program
Yesterday was was the last truly long run Saturday of the current session of training, which does not match up to my personal training cycle right now. The routes were 13, 20, or 22 miles. I did not expect that anyone running with the 8:30 gro... Read more
Christmas Food and Running musings
Last week I had a bad food week. This week was better, but not as much better as I had thought it would be. I had forgotten the Christmas Tea after church on Sunday, where I consumed more cookies than planned but less than last week's disaster... Read more
Race Report: 2105 Reindeer Run
The early forecast called for 34 F at gun time. Then apparently the system that spawned Winter Storm Echo changed its course, and the forecast changed. When I got in my car to drive to the race this morning, it was 26 F with predicted winds in... Read more
Recovering from a Bad Food Week
It's been a bad food week. I knew it would be challenging, and I didn't cope with the challenges as well as hoped. OTOH, I kinda sorta somewhat deliberately didn't eat up to target calories for a week or so going in, and my weight was below ta... Read more
Long run and recovery musings
I've gone quite a while without writing routine running blogs. That was because the running was so routine, I didn't really need to write about it. Now I have this hamstring issue, and it is helpful for me to type out some of my thoughts, so I... Read more
A few weeks before Boston training begins . . .
In a "normal" world, my schedule for running 5 days a week would be Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday. Monday and Friday would be rest days. My world hasn't been normal lately.
In November, I had work blow up on me late two W... Read more
The plan for today was to do the Waffle Run. This is an annual event on Black Friday, at 9 AM. You run 3 or 5 miles from the local Fleet Feet, then have waffles when you get back to the store. My plan was to run 5 easy miles, have a controlle... Read more
Race Report: 2015 Race with Grace 10K
Yesterday evening I wasn't very excited about this race. Of course, that didn't last. I woke before the alarm, checked the weather several times, did my normal pre-run morning routine, and got to the site right around when I wanted to. At 46 ... Read more
Pre-race running musings
It's the evening before a race, and I'm not particularly excited about it.
No doubt I'll get into things tomorrow morning, but for now tomorrow's 10K seems like just a minor detail in the big running picture. It is the final race in the Ro... Read more
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