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Race Report: 2018 Boston Marathon
Tuesday, April 17, 2018      24 comments

The weather was as forecast, wind from 11 to 25 mph in my face, temperature from the high 30s to mid 40s, rain from showers to steady. The temperature and the wind would not have been significant factors without the rain. It was wet. One of... Read more
mini race report
Monday, April 16, 2018      8 comments

Too frustrated by the laptop keyboard to write full report now; the cursor jumps around because the touchpad is in a stupid location and I brush it while typing. Anyway, I won't have pictures till after I get home, and it may take a few days fo... Read more
So there's a forecast of rain . . .
Sunday, April 15, 2018      5 comments

The forecast for Boston today said 100% chance of rain. As I looked at a weather app throughout the day, I saw terms for the current weather of rain, showers, snow, drizzle, and (very rarely) cloudy. I didn't see enough precipitation to justif... Read more
. . . and now I wait
Friday, April 13, 2018      13 comments

6 PM on a rest day. Packed my suitcase at noon. Periodically during the afternoon I noticed something I should have packed, opened the suitcase, put it in. I'll be following a strategy of check one large suitcase, take my laptop case with comput... Read more
9 days till Boston
Saturday, April 07, 2018      8 comments

Saturdays I get up early to pace training runs for Fleet Feet. The weather forecast for run time was for 26 F (-3 C) with 15 mph W wind. Actually got 27 F, and Garmin thinks the wind was only 10 mph. Wind was stronger at some times, weaker at o... Read more
Race Report: 2018 Spring Forward 15K
Saturday, March 24, 2018      6 comments

Yes, I know it's not the time change weekend; the name of the race dates from when the time changed in late March, not in early March. Spring Forward is a pretty course that runs through Mendon Ponds Park and some roads near the park. That... Read more
Running is a risky activity
Wednesday, March 21, 2018      10 comments

I'm building my capability for Boston. I had a good 8K race on Saturday. Yesterday evening I went to club practice. Coach went over the highlights from the 5 races we sent club members to last weekend, then told everyone to take it easy for t... Read more
Learning to Adult (Shamrock 8K Race Report)
Saturday, March 17, 2018      10 comments

Today was the USATF Masters 8K Championship at the Towne Bank Shamrock 8K in Virginia Beach. Last year, I ran a PR 30:59 8K at this event, during an intense training cycle preparing for the Boston Marathon. This year, I was too injured to ... Read more
5 Weeks till Boston
Monday, March 12, 2018      8 comments

The 2018 Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 16, 2018. That's 5 weeks from today. It will be my third consecutive Boston Marathon. I'm not as hyped up about this as I would have expected. Coming off injury, with an extensiv... Read more
Ran 16 miles today
Saturday, March 03, 2018      9 comments

It's been a good week. One week ago today, I planned to pace 7 miles at 7:30 AM, then go run a 4.4 mile race at 10 AM. In practice, I missed a turn and ran almost 8 miles early; but treating the 4.4 mile Freezeroo as a tempo run worked out... Read more
Breaking radio silence: Race Report for Freezeroo #5
Saturday, February 17, 2018      10 comments

I haven't blogged since January 8, when I was just able to run 2 miles. I've received a few inquiries through SP about my status, but I haven't blogged here. It's not that I have nothing to say; it's that the things I needed to work through in... Read more
Now I can run a warmup
Monday, January 08, 2018      6 comments

JEANKNEE left an interesting comment on my blog from Saturday. Her orthopedic surgeon and physical therapist told her not to run on consecutive days, and preferably take 2 days off between runs when first coming back from injury. Jean notes th... Read more
Test Run in the Cold
Saturday, January 06, 2018      8 comments

*FINALLY* got my first run of the year in, even if it was a short one. It's been stupid cold here, and with my quad injury I haven't been out there running as it gets progressively colder and becoming acclimated to it. So I set out to run before... Read more
Thinking about running (but taking rest days anyway)
Thursday, January 04, 2018      8 comments

This morning I felt pretty good. Jogging up and down the hall while the eggs cooked felt almost totally normal. Reality check, I can feel the sore quad going down stairs (not terrible) or when walking outside in the cold. Feels just fine w... Read more
Non-running update
Wednesday, January 03, 2018      11 comments

Today I got the email reminder that I needed to pay the balance on my hotel package for Boston by January 15. This was a bit of a downer, because right now I'm not running. The last time I ran was a test of "not more than 2 miles" after 10 day... Read more

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