It's been almost two weeks since I've blogged. Sometimes, that's a sign that I'm very busy. I'm not so sure that's the case right now. Mostly, I'm wrestling with stuff and not coming to any firm conclusions.
I ran a 5K on Sunday. Turned... Read more
I woke up this morning, dawdled a bit through the breakfast routine, and got out on the road to run about 7:30. It was 61° with light wind, but noticeable humidity. The weather feed that Garmin pulls from says 88% humidity at the time, and it... Read more
Back when the taper toward Buffalo Marathon was playing with my mind, I signed up for the Mendon Mauler. This is a trail race offered in nominal distances of 4, 8, or 12 miles. It is reputed to be a difficult event, with steep uphills and stee... Read more
Yesterday evening I ran the McMullen Mile. This is a one mile race on the track at Nazareth College. It is run in heats, preferably of 20 or fewer runners per heat, with the heats seeded by gender and estimated time for completing a mile. The... Read more
A lot has been written about the Spark People community. In addition to the official bragging, many members have said that the community has helped them lose weight, get fit, start running, maintain weight, or meet various other goals.
A c... Read more
I didn't sleep well last night.
Part of that may have been having some coffee later than I should have, but most of it was being keyed up in anticipation of my first marathon. Yeah, I was in a hotel room instead of my own bed; I don't thin... Read more
Every road race I've run has been local, in the sense they have been close enough for me to sleep in my own bed and eat breakfast from my own kitchen. That changes tomorrow.
Buffalo is close enough that I could drive there for a race that ... Read more
Taper week is more than half done, and I'm surviving it.
Today's schedule called for an easy 4 miles. Tuesday I ran my easy 4 at noon. Today, it was overcast but dry at noon. It's spring in Rochester, and it's not raining. Must be time ... Read more
It's Tuesday, the day for my first of three easy 4 mile runs in taper week. Sunday, I thought that along about today the taper would be getting to me. Perhaps it is, but not in a huge, obvious way.
It was about 70° when I went out to run... Read more
The formal name of the race is the Highland Hospital Lilac 10K. It was held at 9:15 AM on the last day of the 10 day Lilac Festival at Highlands Park, Rochester, NY.
The Lilac Festival is a big deal locally. I've lived in the area since 1... Read more
Taper: Physically easy, mentally challenging.
Today I wanted to run 10 miles. Voices of experience talked me into limiting it to 6 miles. My co-pace leader Jim was there today, which helped. He has a lot more running and pacing experien... Read more
Today is Friday, May 15. There's a lot of stuff going on with my running hobby.
I picked up my packet for Sunday's Lilac 10K.
I'm almost halfway through the taper toward the Buffalo Marathon. This is an odd taper, distorted by the ex... Read more
The plan today was to limit my running to about 5 miles. Got past the work day, and didn't feel like running near home. So I went to the Thursday Pub Run in the city. I don't particularly like that venue, and the custom of having a beer after... Read more
Runners wear shoes designed for running. Economics being the science that it is, running is the *secondary* purpose these shoes are designed for. The primary purpose the shoes are designed for is to sell shoes, preferably with a high profit ma... Read more
Today's blog is sparked by a conversation arising from HOT4FITNESS' blog from Friday:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_individu al.asp?blog_id=5924612
Deanna had talked about getting new running shoes,... Read more