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Race Report: 2015 Flower City Half

Sunday, April 26, 2015      15 comments

It was 34° when I got up this morning, with a gun time forecast of 38° rising to 41° during the time I expected to be running. Wind forecast was mild, 3 to 6 mph. That's easy enough to dress for. Bonus: It was supposed to warm up to the 5... Read more

The Day Before the Half: Time to Breathe

Saturday, April 25, 2015      11 comments

My sister ONEKIDSMOM writes about getting over-peopled, then needing her cave time. We're both introverts, but perhaps she's a bit further out on the introvert scale than I am. Lately, I've been relating to her feeling of being over-people... Read more

Saturday Long Run

Saturday, April 11, 2015      10 comments

A week ago I ran 20 miles. There was no pressure, it was simply the assigned training route and I wanted to run it. I had a good pace leader who held us close to the 8:30 target, and I felt pretty good afterward. I felt so good, I ended up re... Read more

Registered for my first marathon

Monday, April 06, 2015      25 comments

I've been in marathon training lite, where I run the marathon distance on the long runs from the local training program. There's no pressure, because I don't actually have a full marathon scheduled. I started the year with four half marathons ... Read more

Race Report: 2015 Spring Forward 15K

Saturday, March 28, 2015      17 comments

I'm in marathon training lite. What I've been doing is running with the Fleet Feet pace pass group, doing the long run assignments for marathon training, and just running as I think fits out the schedule three other days of the week. Saturdays... Read more

Race Report: 2015 Johnny's Runnin' of the Green (5 miles)

Sunday, March 15, 2015      14 comments

Yesterday was Pi Day, a fact that I didn't notice till late in the day when I saw several Facebook posts referring to it. But by chance, I know what I was doing at Pi second, 3-14-15 9:26:53.5. I was lined up and waiting for the start of Johnn... Read more

Being the Pace Leader

Saturday, February 21, 2015      10 comments

Today's paced run was at Mendon Ponds Park, a venue that I really like. The forecast was for moderate winds, 10 mph or so, and temperature warming from the high single digits to the high teens during the time I should be running. There is a lo... Read more

More snow, more cold weather

Thursday, February 19, 2015      9 comments

It's been a tough week in a tough month. On Ground Hog's Day, the amount of snow I had was getting to me: Then I went out and ran 6 miles of hills the next day, and I co... Read more

Race Report: Running with the Serious Runners

Saturday, February 14, 2015      12 comments

Today I could sleep late. Instead of doing a paced run at 7:30, I would be doing a race at 10:00. I managed to sleep in till 5 AM, which allowed me a leisurely morning pre-race. When I got up, my driveway was clear. But there was a half ... Read more

Wind Chill

Friday, February 13, 2015      8 comments

Yesterday and today the local media made a Very Big Deal out of the wind chill. At various times, we were in a Wind Chill Advisory, or Wind Chill Watch, or Wind Chill Warning. I didn't pay much attention to which term was used when. Wind ... Read more

Milestone Patch

Wednesday, February 11, 2015      9 comments

It's tax season, and it's snow season. That has added up to not much blogging, as sleep is higher priority. Between volunteering 8 hours a week, working 40 hours a week, and dealing with snow, most of my formal cross-training hasn't been happe... Read more

Snow and Running Therapy

Wednesday, February 04, 2015      10 comments

Snow is a great time suck. I've known this for some time, and the snow we've got recently isn't that big a deal, as snow in Rochester, NY goes. But this is my busy time of year. It's tax season, and I volunteer 8 hours a day doing tax ret... Read more

Good Life Halfsy and the 2015 Race Calendar

Friday, January 23, 2015      9 comments

Today is Friday. It's a rest day on my training schedule, which means I don't run. Instead I do a little kettlebell work and some squats, walk enough to get my step count in, and do my every day exercises. Some rest days, I barely make it pas... Read more

MLK Day: Blood Donation, Cross Training, and Race Calendar

Monday, January 19, 2015      7 comments

It's Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is a paid holiday for my employer. It also happens to be the day for my routine blood donation, which works because the Red Cross does not take today as a holiday. I donate blood 6 times a year, and I've ... Read more

Cold Run, and Thinking Like a Veteran Runner

Saturday, January 17, 2015      8 comments

I could write a long blog about this morning's run, but that's not where I want to go today. Here's the short version: It's the week between the half marathon and the start of the next pace pass session, so I was on my own for a long run t... Read more

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