Race Report: 2017 Race with Grace 10K
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
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
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.
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Couch Time, and a Leap of Faith
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Race Report: 2017 Firecracker Four Mile
The forecast was for the temperature to rise from the high 50s at 7 to around 70 by 9. Gun time is at 8. My plan was to arrive by 7, run a preview of the course as a warmup, then run the race at 8. This particular race is not important, so the p... Read more
Pre-Race report: 2017 Firecracker Four Mile
I set out to become a runner in August 2011. I ran my first 5K in October 2011, and I ran my first 10K on Thanksgiving Day 2011. I've run that 10K every year since, a total of 6 times and counting.
My initial thought was that Thanksgiving... Read more
Race Report: 2017 Medved 5K to Cure ALS
Sometimes the race isn't everything.
Here's the picture I would normally post for packet pick up:
As the name implies, this one is a fund ... Read more
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Race Report: 2017 Charlie McMullen Mile
Charlie McMullen was a very good local runner who died young. The standard PR blurb for this one says: "In the mid-1970’s Charlie ran the mile in 3:56 and the marathon in 2:15. He was a national class master runner and world class person. in 1... Read more