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One more Lincoln Marathon blog - the after effects

Tuesday, May 05, 2015      10 comments

The hugs at the finish line for Micah happened very close to the time that the awards ceremony was to begin, over at the Champions club, across the street from the stadium. I had been to the club once before, for some management group's motivat... Read more

The Lincoln Marathon - Chapter three - It takes a village

Monday, May 04, 2015      19 comments

Statistic: 2000 people volunteer to make this event happen, every year. I met one of this year's volunteers (I was one of them last year) at the expo on Saturday. He had run the event multiple times, and never volunteered until this year. I ... Read more

The Lincoln Marathon - Chapter two - Micah's story

Monday, May 04, 2015      18 comments

On January 27th, HOT4FITNESS blogged about our class mate Micah: "7 years ago on May 3rd a gentleman was walking and hit by car going 55mph. He was dead on the scene but revived. He now suffers the after affects of a traumatic brain injur... Read more

The Lincoln Marathon from inside my head

Monday, May 04, 2015      26 comments

I will have to split this into multiple blogs, it was such a full experience yesterday, and it's NOT all about me. But I'll begin by weaving the rest around the very self-centered because I prepared to be "in the zone", and to be there for the ... Read more

Race day - the artificial time zone - jet lag phenomenon!

Sunday, May 03, 2015      28 comments

Think about it. You have a starting line at 7 a.m. You need to find parking, walk to the venue, etc. You calculate you need to leave the house at... OMG... I haven't had breakfast by then, usually! Welcome to race day morning. You wake ... Read more

Bonus blog: What are pacing bands?

Saturday, May 02, 2015      17 comments

Don't know how well these will show up, but the photo above is a snagged screen image from the Smart Pacers web site that shows three possible half marathon times and how ... Read more

Race day minus 1 - the shirts

Saturday, May 02, 2015      25 comments

This year's offering: And the class shirt's back motto: I did show up to catch last night's m... Read more

Race day minus 2 and packet pickup begins today

Friday, May 01, 2015      26 comments

Seems like the Marathon expo has grown. Packet pick up is all day today, and all day tomorrow, with the Expo going on as well. I work about a block from the Expo / Packet Pickup site, so I will most likely be unable to resist the temptation to... Read more

Race day minus 3 and counting

Thursday, April 30, 2015      19 comments

I may be tapering for what to me is a big deal race, but meanwhile, other people have lives going on. My son, for example, has a wedding this weekend. One of his buddies is getting married in a formal military fashion. Son is in the weddi... Read more

Race day minus 4 and counting more tales from the taper cave

Wednesday, April 29, 2015      22 comments

The street signs are going up, warning motorists of the upcoming road race event. This is the 38th year of the Lincoln Marathon... I remember back when it was a "new" thing and my awareness of running was limited to the fact that these crazies ... Read more

The care and feeding of tapering athletes

Tuesday, April 28, 2015      21 comments

First, a fellow runner posted this on FaceBook: Exactly! Between this, and the conversations begun by yesterday's blog, I have gained a little more insight int... Read more

Is it REALLY over-peopling?

Monday, April 27, 2015      27 comments

I use the term "over-peopled" to describe my socially exhausted state when I want to pull the covers over my head and hide from the world. But my brother's recent visit, during which toward the end he assessed me as being even more introverted ... Read more

Guess I have lapsed into the jargon phase

Sunday, April 26, 2015      24 comments

The fact that I ended up defining what "taper" was for two different folks yesterday, and also got a comment or two on yesterday's blog, I figure it's a good day to reflect on the journey, and maybe explain some of the terms that have triggered ... Read more

Saved by a fellow runner!

Saturday, April 25, 2015      19 comments

One of the reasons one joins a training group (even if it is outside one's comfort zone to join groups) is to make contact with other runners who may train at a similar pace. This morning was supposed to be a group run at 7 a.m. but when I woke... Read more

Strange dreams when sleeping in

Friday, April 24, 2015      21 comments

Some of my strangest dreams come while sleeping in. This morning, knowing I'd been at a deficit for a while, I went back to bed after taking my thyroid pill, and slept well. This resulted in another such really strange dream, combining element... Read more

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