I only ran 15 miles today
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
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
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
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
Race Report: 2015 Shoreline Half Marathon
Picked up the packet yesterday. The shirt design is uninspired, but it's an okay shirt. It will go into my running rotation starting with Tuesday's run.
I'll have company in training
In a comment on my last blog, TERI-RIFIC said she hadn't realized that qualifying for Boston meant qualifying by a lot. Well, that depends on how much you consider a lot. By virtue of being given a very generous target, I qualified by 34:07. ... Read more
What is September 14?
Registration for the 2016 Boston Marathon will open on Monday, September 14, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. ET. The B.A.A. will use the same process to register qualified runners as it used for the Boston Marathon in 2013, 2014, and 2015, all... Read more
13 miles on July 4
Yesterday I blogged my uncertainty about a potentially injured foot. Given my foot injury history, I have reason to be cautious.
This morning, the foot felt much better. What twinges I have are in the joints at the base of the toes, and ... Read more
Yesterday's Run, and Today's Rest Day
Yesterday evening I went out to do speed work with the Genesee Valley Harriers. As is traditional, I got there early enough to do a 2 mile out and back warmup with other runners. Based on past workouts, I was expecting to run 5 to 7 miles tota... Read more
Unclear Goals, for now
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
Return to Routine Running
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
Today's Race - Mendon Mauler (8 mile)
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's Race - McMullen Mile
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
Buffalo Marathon, Part 2 - Community Support
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
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
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