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Running Goals, Decisions, and Mr. Testosterone
Wednesday, December 13, 2017      6 comments

On the bus to and from Lexington, Coach had some interviews with club members to go over their goals for the next year. Mostly, he met with Open runners. This makes logical sense; the older runners might be expected to be into enough of a routi... Read more
Race Report: 2017 Club Nationals
Monday, December 11, 2017      6 comments

I was away from my computer from Thursday afternoon through late Sunday evening, having chosen to travel with my cell phone but without the laptop. Since I have little patience with web sites on the small cell phone screen, that meant no Spark ... Read more
Making Smaller Mistakes
Thursday, November 30, 2017      5 comments

A long time ago, when I used to have hair, I went to barber shops. Sometimes the barber would cut my hair with scissors, sometimes he would use electric clippers. I couldn't tell a difference in the results, and I couldn't tell why the barber ... Read more
and the verdict is . . .
Friday, November 24, 2017      6 comments

I ran the race too hard. Or maybe I would have had issues with an 8 mile day even if I ran it all easy. I knew this was a possibility, and I ran the race anyway. That decision cannot be undone. What to do about it now? I reported off in... Read more
Race Report: 2017 Race with Grace 10K
Thursday, November 23, 2017      7 comments

Today is US Thanksgiving Day. For the seventh consecutive year, I chose to run Race with Grace 10K at 9 AM. There is a race named Turkey Trot on the other side of town, and all the reasons I chose RWG 6 years ago are still valid today: There are... Read more
Race Report: 2017 Pete Glavin Upstate NY Cross Country Series
Monday, November 13, 2017      5 comments

Pete Glavin started an Upstate New York post-college cross country series in 1990. Pete passed away several years ago, but the series lives on in his memory. This is the 28th year for the series, and the first year I have run any of the races. I... Read more
On the Road Again
Thursday, September 21, 2017      9 comments

I saw my podiatrist yesterday. The posterior tibial tendon still has some minor aches, but the podiatrist said that now is the time to exercise through some "discomfort" so that I can get better. In other words, I'm allowed to run again. ... Read more
Couch Time, and a Leap of Faith
Friday, September 15, 2017      10 comments

I am a runner. The other day, it came to my attention that my success story was recycled on the front page. That's the story featuring me running the Boston Marathon twice. Right now, I don't feel like a marathon runner. I have posterior... Read more
Introspection on Running
Friday, August 25, 2017      5 comments

I haven't done much blogging on SparkPeople for a while. Mostly, I just blogged race reports because I knew there were a few people who wanted to see them. The musings I've done on training and running in general got posted on another forum wi... Read more
Not Running: Need to Eat Less
Thursday, August 24, 2017      7 comments

So, I'm not running for several weeks. That means I can't eat like a marathon runner. Do I even remember how to eat like someone who doesn't run at all? I know runners who have put on 20 pounds while sitting out injured. Then they work... Read more
Getting Old is Not for Sissies
Wednesday, August 23, 2017      10 comments

Mom was around the age I am now when she started telling us that getting old is not for sissies. I have found that she was right. Getting old has changed my running plans for 2017. Turns out they were too aggressive, which probably won't ... Read more
Race Report: 2017 Bergen Road Race 5K
Saturday, August 12, 2017      4 comments

After Wednesday evening's Pound the Ground 10K, I was pretty beat up. Took Thursday as an extra rest day, because the aches in my right leg were sufficient to alter my gait. I know from hard experience that running with a messed up gait makes ... Read more
Race Report: 2017 Pound the Ground 10K
Thursday, August 10, 2017      10 comments

Pound the Ground 10K is sponsored by the Rochester, NY Veterans Outreach Center. As you would expect, military and patriotic themes are prominent. There was a brass band that I didn't think to take a picture of; they were of reasonable small t... Read more
Race Report: 2017 Karknocker 5K
Sunday, July 30, 2017      7 comments

I'm an old man. I need my sleep. And sometimes I do stuff that messes up my normal sleep cycle. That happened this weekend, and I'm happy that about the worst consequence is that I'm slow to get this race report blog written. Something m... Read more
Pace Report: 2017 Shoreline Half Marathon
Monday, July 17, 2017      8 comments

Late report, because I wanted to wait till I had some pictures available. The Shoreline Half Marathon was held on Saturday, July 15th. Weather for Shoreline is traditionally hot and humid. In 2015, I melted down around mile 8 and learned ... Read more

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