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Medical Advice and Changed Running Plans

Wednesday, July 29, 2015      4 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

Race Report: 2015 Shoreline Half Marathon

Saturday, July 18, 2015      9 comments

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. Read more

I'll have company in training

Thursday, July 09, 2015      7 comments

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?

Tuesday, July 07, 2015      9 comments

Quote -- 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

Saturday, July 04, 2015      6 comments

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

Friday, July 03, 2015      4 comments

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

Friday, June 26, 2015      7 comments

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

Saturday, June 13, 2015      12 comments

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)

Saturday, June 06, 2015      12 comments

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

Saturday, June 06, 2015      7 comments

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

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

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