The plan for race day was to get to the site before 7 AM to get free, easy parking. I got up early, went through my morning routine as if it were a day for a long paced run, got to the site. Found a premium free parking place on the street. S... Read more
In 2016, I ran the Lilac 10K because it was part of the Rochester Runner of the Year series. I was 59 years old, and trying to win my age group for the RROY series. I finished 3rd in my age group. 1st was Tim, a.k.a. Superman, who had aged up... Read more
It's three weeks since the Boston Marathon. Before Boston, I repeatedly said that Boston was a major decision point. If I put myself on the couch, I would be done with marathons. If I recovered well, I could think about future marathons. In ... Read more
The USATF Masters 10K Championship was held on April 30, 2017 in Dedham, Massachusetts, in conjunction with the James Joyce Ramble. The web site for this event includes the following snippet of history:
'Over the long cold winter of 1983-8... Read more
I hate the saying, "Listen to your body." It's really easy to listen to my body. The hard part is understanding what it's saying.
Unfortunately, I have not found an alternate way to describe what I need to do that works any better than, "... Read more
This will be a long blog, but a marathon is a long event.
My sister ONEKIDSMOM has already posted about the spectator experience:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_individu al.asp?blog_id=6350047
S... Read more
It's six days to the Boston Marathon. Today was my last true speed interval workout, 4 x 1000 @T* with 200 recovery. In my taper madness, I was concerned about working that hard. Because my normal club practice is a time conflict with this ev... Read more
The 121st Boston Marathon will be held two weeks from tomorrow. The 10 day forecast for Boston seems to go out 15 days, with good running temperatures the few days before race day. Of course, the forecast is likely to change several times befo... Read more
The 121st Boston Marathon will be run on April 17, 2017. That's three weeks from tomorrow. All of a sudden, it's feeling real.
The registration was submitted last September. The training cycle started when I was just barely over a round ... Read more
I got the email confirming my entry, and it said this was the location was "Shamrock 8k - Virginia Beach, VA, USA". So I looked that up online, and found out late that gun time was 7:45 AM. If I'd done my homework earlier, I might have decided... Read more
This week's major realization is that I hate late March snow storms. I think I always have disliked them. Just when I'm about ready to let the snow fall and wait for it to melt, wham! Enough comes down that I can't deal with the week or so it... Read more
I haven't run for two days, and the last time I ran it was a short run. This is abnormal for marathon training, and I feel something akin to taper crazies coming on. Lots of mental games and second guessing, even though I know intellectually t... Read more
On SparkPeople, there is a lot of attention given to moderation. Usually this is focused on nutrition. We have to eat, but most of us got here by eating too much. Learning to eat appropriately and moderately turns out to be quite a challenge ... Read more
I ran the Winter Warrior Half Marathon Saturday afternoon/evening. What with one thing and another, it's Monday evening before I have time to describe it; but as a result of the delay, I have some race pictures.
There is no race shirt for ... Read more
Yesterday I ran a 7.5 mile race with the unimaginative name of "Resolution Run." It was fun, and I blogged about it yesterday. That wasn't the only running event going on yesterday. I started the race at 10 AM, ran for a bit over 50 minutes, ... Read more