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Wish I could eat this way every day
Saturday, March 05, 2016      1 comments

My phone app (strava) says I burned 4978 calories during today's Seneca Creek Greenway 50K. No doubt I burned more since there were some muddy ... Read more
3000 activity calories
Saturday, February 20, 2016      5 comments

My phone app says I burned 3000 calories during my run today. This is conservative since the trail was 70% mud and 20% snow/ice and there's no ... Read more
Pre-Colonoscopy Run
Wednesday, January 06, 2016      3 comments

Don't complain about the subject of this post. The title should be warning enough. I'm over 50 which means a colonoscopy every 5 years. This is my 2nd and I found it more fun than the first one 5 years ago. Since I knew what was in store, I... Read more
Bling a la Mode
Wednesday, November 18, 2015      1 comments

A friend of mine did two major races this year and got the same type of medal from both: bottle openers ... Read more
$22.50 Half Marathon: BVHM
Thursday, September 24, 2015      2 comments

This Sunday, I'm doing the BVHM. (full name: D. Herlocker Memorial Bachman Valley HM) Admittedly, the name doesn't have much pizzaz but it's an excellent HM and I say that as a very sharp critic of HMs. This one does more things right than ... Read more
20 miles = 3220 calories
Saturday, February 07, 2015      5 comments

Training for my upcoming 50K next month, I figured it was time to do a 20M run which will be my longest before the race. I'll probably try to do one more before tapering. This is the first year I've run with any kind of tracking device. I'm... Read more
Why I don't get excited by race expos
Sunday, January 18, 2015      5 comments

Before going out for my long run this weekend, I went through the ritual of looking through my gel collection, and then just going back to my tried and true gels. Over... Read more
Hard To Resist $5 Half Marathon
Tuesday, December 16, 2014      4 comments

Ran the GW HM this past weekend. No medal, no music, and no "free" t-shirt. But beautiful views of the Potomac River the whole way. And unlimited brownies, bagels, and bananas at the end - which meant that I had to use more willpower after the r... Read more
$5 vs $50 Half Marathon?
Monday, December 01, 2014      3 comments

If it was worth $5, wouldn't it be worth ten times that? (Huh, you don't like my logic?) Yes, you can run the exact same course as the $5 Gar Williams HM just 6 weeks later as the Cloud Snapple HM for $50. Dec 12, 2014 $5 Gar Williams HM ... Read more
½ + ½ ≠ 1 marathon
Saturday, November 15, 2014      7 comments

How can ½ + ½ ≠ 1? At the DC Half and Half: You run 6.55M, eat a half-smoke with chili and chips, then run the remaining 6.55M to complete the half marathon. I'm ... Read more
Training for the Half and Half Marathon
Thursday, November 06, 2014      5 comments

This weekend, I will do the DC Half and Half Marathon: Run 6.55M, eat a half-smoke with chili and chips, then run the remaining 6.55M. I admit that I have not trained my GI system for this. But I have given it some thought: When I originall... Read more
Crazy elevations in the Annapolis 10M
Wednesday, August 27, 2014      8 comments

Ran the Annapolis 10M on Sunday. A nice race for hill lovers. Check this "interesting" elevation chart. (I'm just showing an excerpt since SP squeezes photos down too much otherwise. The horizontal lines were 20' apart.) ... Read more
I Beat a Pregnant Woman
Friday, August 15, 2014      8 comments

Half the fun of trail races is how much we complain about them during and afterward. But how could I complain in the presence of her: 29 weeks pregnant and running a 25K! ... Read more
Lose 5 lbs fast
Saturday, July 26, 2014      7 comments

Ran 10M this afternoon. Probably not the wisest thing because the temp hit 90F by the end of my run (which ultimately involved some walking as I attempted to avoid overheating). Curious about water loss, I weighed myself before and after. D... Read more
Another Hilly Half
Monday, May 12, 2014      5 comments

Run my 4th Harpers Ferry Half Marathon this past weekend. I'll make this a short report because I've written about it before (see link at end). I won't repeat anything except to say it's a *very* hill course. Here's a pic comparing it to the HMs... Read more

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