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Race Report: Reindeer Run 5K

Saturday, December 20, 2014      10 comments

Today would have been a long run of possibly 20 or 22 miles, but instead I registered for the Reindeer Run 5K. 5K isn't very far when the long runs are over 10 miles, but it's a fun race. You wear fake antlers, and mingle with both serious run... Read more

Adjusting to the Holiday Lunch

Wednesday, December 17, 2014      5 comments

Today was the departmental holiday lunch at work. This fall, my employer shut down the building I had worked in for 23 years, sending my department to two separate locations. The lunch was at the other location, a 50 mile round trip. I knew i... Read more

Snowy long run and contemplating a marathon

Saturday, December 13, 2014      6 comments

Today's long run options were 10, 12, or 20 miles. When the routes came out, I didn't like the way they were laid out. The first 10 miles ended with a spiral around some blocks near downtown, with plenty of options to bail early and cut some d... Read more

Listening to Your Body 201

Friday, December 12, 2014      7 comments

Yesterday Robert (ON2VICTORY) posted something on Facebook that I wanted to respond to in more length than the Facebook format easily allows. Today he kindly reposted it as a blog on SparkPeople: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Saturday Long Run - new distance PR at 18 miles

Saturday, December 06, 2014      7 comments

Today is Saturday, a day for a group run. At 7:30 AM it was 37 with light rain and negligible wind. The forecast was for these conditions to persist for 3 to 4 hours. This is better running weather than walking weather, and much better runni... Read more

Aiming for consistency in strength training

Friday, December 05, 2014      5 comments

I am an adult onset runner. Becoming a runner was a physical and emotional process, and it led to places that I did not even consider when I set out to see if I could train up to running a 3.5 mile event without slowing to a walk. In the f... Read more

Streaks, Consistency, and Today's Shorter Long Run

Saturday, November 29, 2014      9 comments

I have several Spark streaks, and I confess I don't look at them as often as I used to. Over time, some of them become routine. I don't look at the log in streak, or the exercise 90 minutes a week streak, or the 8 cups of water per day streak.... Read more

Waffle Run

Friday, November 28, 2014      8 comments

It's Friday, which is normally a non-running day for me. It's also the last day of a week off work; Monday it's back to work. And it's Black Friday, with all that implies for shopping in the United States. The marketing email from the loc... Read more

Race Report: Race with Grace 10K

Thursday, November 27, 2014      7 comments

For most of last week, the forecast for Thanksgiving called for temperatures in the mid 30s and no precipitation. It turned out to be a little colder and a little wetter. I woke up this morning to see a snow-covered driveway, and a mostly cove... Read more

Podiatrist, Blood Donation, and Upcoming 10K

Monday, November 24, 2014      6 comments

It seems that even the days off work tend to be a bit busy. This morning I saw the podiatrist again. X-rays show healing progress in the stress fractures on the left foot, but the process isn't done. I described my foot twinges, and he ga... Read more

Bonus Blog: Today's run and training musings

Sunday, November 23, 2014      5 comments

A few days ago, I noted that I had seen three seasons of weather in one calendar month. We had a day of summer weather, several days of autumn weather, and a few days of winter weather this month. Today we got spring weather. Not gorgeous spr... Read more

Musings on Weight Maintenance

Sunday, November 23, 2014      7 comments

This morning the scale showed me down 2.2 pounds from yesterday. There are a couple of things going on here. Yesterday was a long run day, so I was up early and weighed myself early. My body didn't have as much time as usual to dehydrate, so ... Read more

Musings on moderation and building mileage

Saturday, November 22, 2014      8 comments

Recently, my thoughts have been on the dangers of over-doing the exercise. I got a couple of foot twinges after last Saturday's 16 mile run, and decided it wouldn't be wise to do speed work this week. So Thursday's run was an unremarkable 5.6 ... Read more

Snowy Tuesday Run

Tuesday, November 18, 2014      7 comments

Today the polar vortex decided to start acting like a polar vortex in upstate NY. It was 17 when I went out to clear the snow from my driveway this morning. Not to worry, Tuesday is a work at home day. It was a nice warm 22 when I got o... Read more

Two Part 16 mile Long Run

Saturday, November 15, 2014      4 comments

The paced runs on Saturday moved from 7 to 7:30 with the change back to daylight wasting time. That makes it easier to be on time, and today we had full daylight for the start of the run. I left my reflective harness and lights in the car. Th... Read more


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