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Buffalo Marathon, Part 2 - Community Support

Monday, May 25, 2015      7 comments

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

Race Report: 2015 Buffalo Marathon

Sunday, May 24, 2015      18 comments

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

Racing on the road, figuratively as well as literally

Saturday, May 23, 2015      7 comments

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 Thursday

Thursday, May 21, 2015      9 comments

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

Tuesday Easy 4 and Taper Musings

Tuesday, May 19, 2015      7 comments

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

Race Report: 2015 Lilac 10K

Sunday, May 17, 2015      11 comments

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 Mind Games

Saturday, May 16, 2015      7 comments

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

An Anniversary of Sorts

Friday, May 15, 2015      4 comments

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

Today's Run & Early Taper Musings

Thursday, May 14, 2015      4 comments

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

Musings on shopping for running shoes

Monday, May 11, 2015      7 comments

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

Foot Notes

Sunday, May 10, 2015      14 comments

Today's blog is sparked by a conversation arising from HOT4FITNESS' blog from Friday:
al.asp?blog_id=5924612 Deanna had talked about getting new running shoes,... Read more

Are your friends making you run?

Saturday, May 09, 2015      12 comments

Today I was reminded of a Spark People article I dimly remembered, and had to go search for it: Are your friends making you fat?
p?id=909 I didn't pay a lot of... Read more

Looking toward Buffalo, and looking beyond Buffalo

Monday, May 04, 2015      11 comments

It is 20 days to the Buffalo Marathon, and the training details are dominating my thoughts. A while back, I asked the marathon runners I run with where their weekly mileage peaked when training for a marathon. I got answers ranging from 40... Read more

Today's Run: 22.3 miles

Saturday, May 02, 2015      8 comments

It was a much reduced running group this morning. There were several reasons people weren't there. The running group is comprised of people from the Half & Full Marathon (HFM) training program, plus those who paid only for the pace pass to... Read more

The plan for tomorrow is now 22 miles, maybe

Friday, May 01, 2015      6 comments

As I shuffle my way toward the Buffalo Marathon, I agreed to pace lead the 8:30 group tomorrow and a week from tomorrow. Prior to agreeing to this, my thinking had been that I'd run 20 miles tomorrow, 15 a week from tomorrow, and 10 the week af... Read more

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