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Looking toward Buffalo, and looking beyond Buffalo

Monday, May 04, 2015      9 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

Long Run Planning

Wednesday, April 29, 2015      8 comments

Flower City Half, which I ran last Sunday, is four weeks before the Buffalo Marathon, my next major race and my first full marathon. Now that I'm past Flower City and enough recovered from the high of a new PR, I can think about what I need to ... Read more

. . . and it was no big deal

Tuesday, April 28, 2015      11 comments

Status: MOBYCARP ran 6 miles of hills Tuesday evening Comment from ALICIA363: And it was no big deal, right? :) Right. I've been in marathon training lite, up till I registered for the Buffalo Marathon. At that point, I began to t... Read more

This and That

Monday, April 27, 2015      4 comments

While I was busy during tax season, I had many ideas for blogs that I didn't find time to write. Today's blog is a bunch of rambling thoughts and fragments from some of those ideas and stuff I left out of recent blogs. The sections are not nec... Read more

Race Report: 2015 Flower City Half

Sunday, April 26, 2015      20 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


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