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Speed Work

Tuesday, September 01, 2015      4 comments

Last June, I joined the Genesee Valley Harriers, a local running club. I was interested in the regular organized speed work, because I found I wasn't doing speed work on my own. I was concerned that I might be getting involved with a testoster... Read more

Old vs. Bold

Saturday, August 29, 2015      9 comments

My co-pace leader Jim does a lot of active stuff. One of the things he does is climbing. He tells me when he first started climbing, he met a famous climber. (He also told me the guy's name, which I forgot, and that this guy was the first Ame... Read more

Running a bit faster this week

Thursday, August 27, 2015      7 comments

It's been 5 weeks since I rolled my ankle on a trail, 4 weeks since the podiatrist told me it was a sprain. The prognosis was 6 weeks to full recovery, IF I followed the directions. I have followed the directions to the best of my understandin... Read more

Race Report: 2015 Metro 10 Mile (BUF v. ROC)

Sunday, August 23, 2015      5 comments

Albion, NY is between Buffalo and Rochester, and the Albion Running Club came up wit the idea of putting on a race marketed as a competition between the Buffalo and Rochester running communities. The promo videos were entertaining, but the riva... Read more

Pre-race musings with a recovering ankle

Saturday, August 22, 2015      4 comments

Today is the Metro 10 mile race, billed as Buffalo vs. Rochester. The race shirt has my name, bib number, and "Rochester" on the front: On Fac... Read more

Today's run and injury musings

Saturday, August 15, 2015      7 comments

I had hoped to run 19 miles today. I had expected to be able to run 12 to 15 miles before the ankle asked to quit. I ended up running 11 miles. The 8:30 pace group was small this morning. Besides me, there was my co-pace leader and my tw... Read more

New fitness tracker, adjusted running schedule

Thursday, August 13, 2015      6 comments

My Fitbit Flex died two days ago. It had been showing signs of an aging battery since late May, and it finally failed to hold a charge. I had become very fond of the sleep tracking function. What to do? One option would be to replace the... Read more

Saturday running notes

Saturday, August 08, 2015      7 comments

It's been a busy day in running. There was no paced group run today, because the training program encouraged people to enter the Women Run the ROC 5K and make up any extra miles on their own. As the name implies, this is a women's race. A ple... Read more

Routine Sunday Run and Running Goal Musings

Sunday, August 02, 2015      6 comments

Today's run went as planned. I made no attempt to get up early this morning. In fact, I rolled back over to go to sleep again and wait for the alarm clock to go off at 6. This was a deliberate decision, as I've come to understand that when I'... Read more

Running and Moderation

Saturday, August 01, 2015      6 comments

I added a fifth running day this week. This was not the result of giving in to Mr. Testosterone, it was the result of lack of planning. On Wednesday, after my podiatrist visit, I knew I wouldn't be doing any speed work. So I went and ra... Read more

Medical Advice and Changed Running Plans

Wednesday, July 29, 2015      6 comments

I have a slide on my Goal Board that says, "I will seek medical advice when things aren't right." I didn't call a doctor on Monday because my ankle was doing better. It wasn't that the ankle was totally normal, it was that the ankle wasn't as ... Read more

I only ran 15 miles today

Saturday, July 25, 2015      6 comments

One of the minor pleasures available to runners is talking to non-runners as if they were runners. Some of the reactions are predicable but amusing. For example, if a runner tells a non-runner, "I only ran X miles today," the non-runner is g... Read more

Ankle is better on second rest day

Friday, July 24, 2015      10 comments

It's been a good day. My sore ankle is much better, and it felt good to walk briskly at noon. I started the next 10K steps per day streak. Tested running perhaps 200 meters this evening, in jeans and wearing my walking shoes (Asics 33-Ms, as ... Read more

An anniversary, of sorts

Thursday, July 23, 2015      7 comments

One year ago today I had a visit with my podiatrist. He gave me the green light to start running, so I went home and ran that first quarter mile. One year ago tomorrow, I did some walk 2, run 2 intervals. I built time and distance, and made i... Read more

Bad Food Day, Extra Run, and Rolled Ankle

Wednesday, July 22, 2015      7 comments

The socialites at work decided to have a monthly grill-out in the summer. I missed May, because it was held on a day I normally work at home. Unfortunately, the socialites decided to adjust and put them on Wednesdays, a normal work in the offi... Read more

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