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Hiking Mt. Monadnock - a little scary, really cold and really fun

Sunday, December 16, 2012      1 comments

I started with this pic because this is one of my favorite spots on this particular trail. The picture doesn't even BEGIN to do this area justice. Anyway, we knew befo... Read more

So you want to race....

Friday, November 30, 2012      0 comments

Whether you want to race a short race or a longer race, the results of your endeavour will all come down to your training and race preparation. How you train and how much you train will differ depending on the distance. A 5k requires a different... Read more

Injury prevention, and you.

Friday, November 16, 2012      1 comments

The other day I was reading an article that stated that every year 80% of runners suffer an injury. I think this is an extraordinary claim. I know a lot of runners and injuries happen but I think the article I read failed to take several thing... Read more

So that's what they mean when they say every run should have a purpose....

Thursday, November 15, 2012      4 comments

Years ago, while doing my usual overabundance of research - in this case, how to be a faster runner, I read something about every run should have a purpose. I didn't really "get it" if you know what I mean. I was new to the sport, just learning... Read more

I WILL conquer the heat too. The strength of running!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012      3 comments

One of the most important *things* I've gotten from running is confidence. I have done things I never would have thought possible. I've run marathons. I've run 6 minute miles at 50 years of age. I've pushed myself beyond limits that I didn't eve... Read more

3 1/2 hours, 7 (seven) 30 gallon trash bags - ONLY a half mile stretch of road

Sunday, April 15, 2012      1 comments

With a day off from running, I chose to go out and try to pick up some of the garbage that litters my little corner of the world where I run. I knew it was bad - I see it every day - I had no idea exactly HOW bad it was. I started at 10:30 in th... Read more

It's do or die time - Manchester, NH Marathon, Nov 6, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011      0 comments

I really want to qualify for Boston. I don't care if I actually make the lottery cut and get to run in Boston, I just want to qualify. Since it is too late for 2012, I have to look to 2013 and what appears to be my best opportunity to actually p... Read more

Throught snow and cold and heat of day...

Sunday, August 07, 2011      0 comments

Nothing shall deter me from my appointed goal(s). I've run on the coldest (and the hottest days). I've raced in snow and rain. I work out with my weights no matter what the temperature - even if it's 100 degrees and the sweat is stinging m... Read more

A snapshot of my training

Thursday, August 04, 2011      1 comments

It's been an interesting year so far. I was down on mileage over the winter (thanks to all that snow) but picked it up nicely into the spring (till my achilles went "what? ... Read more

Five years later - before and after....

Sunday, May 01, 2011      3 comments

That's 5 years ago this coming July You can also see my photo from 2 years ago side by side with that one at the top of my Sparkpage. Here is my current picture. ... Read more

Dig Deep!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011      3 comments

I was on my run this morning - an 8 mile before work run, and I was feeling pretty sluggish- not alot of energy if you know what I mean. I attributed it to a change in diet, far more miles than I've ever run (52 last week), and mental weakness. ... Read more

Every training run gets me closer to my goal....

Tuesday, March 22, 2011      5 comments

My stated goal for the upcoming 5k road race (April 12) I'm running was 22 minutes or less. My (not so) secret goal is 21 minutes. In order to pull that off I will need to run a 6:46 pace. I don't know if I'm there (yet) but I'm getting closer. ... Read more

Hyannis Marathon 2011, my final b(log) entry

Monday, February 28, 2011      2 comments

I did a short post on this yesterday after the race on road runners but I felt it was only fitting to finish with a final (b)log entry. My "official" time for the race was 3:41:21 -- not bad and a giant leap from the 3:58:xx from last year. Last... Read more

The NO EXCUSES ZONE!

Saturday, February 05, 2011      1 comments

I'm as prone as anyone to make up an excuse for why can't do something - run, strength training, eat the right foods - whatever but I try to keep that in check. This winter I allowed the weather to become my excuse for missing some runs. Not th... Read more

Hyannis 2 (the sequel) - I didn't think I had it in me any more....

Friday, February 04, 2011      2 comments

My running had been sluggish lately and I was beginning to wonder if I still had it in me to run quickly, if I wanted to. I haven't done any speed work and my miles have been hampered by weather and family and school and work responsibilities bu... Read more


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