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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

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


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