Taper week is more than half done, and I'm surviving it.
Today's schedule called for an easy 4 miles. Tuesday I ran my easy 4 at noon. Today, it was overcast but dry at noon. It's spring in Rochester, and it's not raining. Must be time ... Read more
It's Tuesday, the day for my first of three easy 4 mile runs in taper week. Sunday, I thought that along about today the taper would be getting to me. Perhaps it is, but not in a huge, obvious way.
It was about 70° when I went out to run... Read more
The formal name of the race is the Highland Hospital Lilac 10K. It was held at 9:15 AM on the last day of the 10 day Lilac Festival at Highlands Park, Rochester, NY.
The Lilac Festival is a big deal locally. I've lived in the area since 1... Read more
Taper: Physically easy, mentally challenging.
Today I wanted to run 10 miles. Voices of experience talked me into limiting it to 6 miles. My co-pace leader Jim was there today, which helped. He has a lot more running and pacing experien... Read more
Today is Friday, May 15. There's a lot of stuff going on with my running hobby.
I picked up my packet for Sunday's Lilac 10K.
I'm almost halfway through the taper toward the Buffalo Marathon. This is an odd taper, distorted by the ex... Read more
The plan today was to limit my running to about 5 miles. Got past the work day, and didn't feel like running near home. So I went to the Thursday Pub Run in the city. I don't particularly like that venue, and the custom of having a beer after... Read more
Runners wear shoes designed for running. Economics being the science that it is, running is the *secondary* purpose these shoes are designed for. The primary purpose the shoes are designed for is to sell shoes, preferably with a high profit ma... Read more
Today's blog is sparked by a conversation arising from HOT4FITNESS' blog from Friday:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_individu al.asp?blog_id=5924612
Deanna had talked about getting new running shoes,... Read more
Today I was reminded of a Spark People article I dimly remembered, and had to go search for it: Are your friends making you fat?
www.sparkpeople.com/reso urce/nutrition_articles.as p?id=909
I didn't pay a lot of... Read more
It is 20 days to the Buffalo Marathon, and the training details are dominating my thoughts.
A while back, I asked the marathon runners I run with where their weekly mileage peaked when training for a marathon. I got answers ranging from 40... Read more
It was a much reduced running group this morning. There were several reasons people weren't there.
The running group is comprised of people from the Half & Full Marathon (HFM) training program, plus those who paid only for the pace pass to... Read more
As I shuffle my way toward the Buffalo Marathon, I agreed to pace lead the 8:30 group tomorrow and a week from tomorrow. Prior to agreeing to this, my thinking had been that I'd run 20 miles tomorrow, 15 a week from tomorrow, and 10 the week af... Read more
Flower City Half, which I ran last Sunday, is four weeks before the Buffalo Marathon, my next major race and my first full marathon. Now that I'm past Flower City and enough recovered from the high of a new PR, I can think about what I need to ... Read more
Status: MOBYCARP ran 6 miles of hills Tuesday evening
Comment from ALICIA363: And it was no big deal, right? :)
I've been in marathon training lite, up till I registered for the Buffalo Marathon. At that point, I began to t... Read more
While I was busy during tax season, I had many ideas for blogs that I didn't find time to write. Today's blog is a bunch of rambling thoughts and fragments from some of those ideas and stuff I left out of recent blogs. The sections are not nec... Read more