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Delusions of Grandeur

Thursday, April 29, 2010      7 comments

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 at 5:00pm, it was time. Time to attempt a 5K PR. I am visiting Newport Beach, California. My 5K PR is 23:12 set in Phoenix in February 2010. I was shooting for a sub-22 5K. ... Read more

Run faster! RUN!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010      7 comments

As I write this blog I am in Newport Beach, California, on business. I arrived Monday, April 26th. I have yet to go running. But I am looking forward to a nice run in the warm weather and being able to breathe. As most of you know, I live at ... Read more

Oh, you make it look so easy!

Monday, April 26, 2010      5 comments

I missed a race on Saturday due to the weather. The roads were very icy. The race, Sierra's Run against Meningitis, was over 90 miles from my house. I was loath to miss the race. Unfortunately, there was no practical way to get there. I... Read more

That which does not kill you...

Sunday, April 18, 2010      7 comments

I was reading in Runner's World magazine about the virtues of hill workouts. The magazine says to find a hill that is 40 to 50 paces long. The magazine tells the reader to run up the hill. Walk down the hill to recover. Then run back up the h... Read more

Six month challenge with a SparkFriend

Sunday, April 11, 2010      7 comments

My SparkFriend, ELYMWX, and I have a 6 month running challenge. We have yet to work out the details. I personally want this challenge to be base entirely on speed. I think the winner should be determined by official 5K race times. Sinc... Read more

Worried runner running slowly

Monday, April 05, 2010      13 comments

On my last several training runs I found myself plodding along at a 9:30 min/mile pace. I started to get worried. I used have speed. I had been working on running at a steady slower pace. My efforts were rewarded – I was slow. Where did my sp... Read more

Oh, that really hurt!

Monday, March 29, 2010      7 comments

The temperature got up to 41 °F today, which is 9°F above freezing. Any temperature above freezing is a veritable heat wave. The ice and snow had melted off the roads. The roads were muddy but not slippery. With all this blazing heat, I could... Read more

Running in snow and cold - NOT!

Sunday, March 28, 2010      5 comments

I did not do much running this last week. The weather was really cold and nasty. I know I am wimping-out. I counted on my fingers and toes that it has been cold and snowy for 5 months. I am just tired running in sub-freezing temperatures. I... Read more

Worst 5K in the history of the world!

Sunday, March 21, 2010      15 comments

Yesterday, I ran a 5K race that redefined definition of “hard run". When I left my house the temperature was - 1 °F. At race time the temperature had hit a balmy 10.7 ° F. The cold wasn’t the worse part. The entire course was a sheet of ... Read more

This is sad

Wednesday, March 17, 2010      6 comments

I went to Sports Authority yesterday to buy a soft knee brace. I am not sure I need a brace. Last time I ran I felt a little twinge in my left knee and couldn’t find my old brace. All the running stuff was on mega-sale. I bought a long sleev... Read more

Running Slowly on Purpose

Monday, March 15, 2010      4 comments

Subject #1: Running Slowly on Purpose On Saturday I went to the local high school track with my wife, Annette, and daughter, Katie. I wanted to do some base training. www.trifuel.com/training
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You thought that was fast? I thought it was fast. Well was it?

Sunday, March 14, 2010      10 comments

I like the movie "Maverick" with Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster. In the movie Brett Maverick is playing cards with the notorious John Wesley Hardin. Hardin goes for his gun. Maverick does a lightning fast draw and points his gun at Hardin's nose... Read more

Oh, that is just peachy!

Friday, March 12, 2010      12 comments

I signed up for a 5K race on March 20th in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. I made the mistake of telling my son Ben about this race. He exclaimed, “Dad, I have friends that running that St. Paddy’s day race! You and I can run together!” Oh, ... Read more

Snowshoeing and Hot Chocolate

Sunday, February 21, 2010      11 comments

Chapter 1: Eating Too Much and Losing Weight For the past 11 days I didn’t exercise much. I had too many aches and pains. I also ate exactly what I wanted. I drank beer and went out for barbecue. I ate brownies and cookies. I didn’t l... Read more

Incoherent ramblings - I want to be a grown-up

Tuesday, February 09, 2010      8 comments

I went running today. I generally list a summary of my run in terms of distance, time and pace. I also list temperature, wind chill and humidity. I note the location and altitude. I keep track of my performance with my Garmin timer. Here is... Read more


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