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  • July Running Totals (miles) 7/1 – rest day 7/2 – 5.46 easy 7/3 – 4.67 easy 7/4 – 8.10 warmup + 4 mile race 7/5 – rest day 7/6 – sick day 7/7 – sick day 7/8 – sick day 7/9 – sick day 7/10 – 3.76 easy July running total to date – 21.99 Nominal July mileage goal: 150 Real Goals: Build base. Ease into training for New York.…
  • Should have paced 10 miles this morning. That didn't happen. After Thursday's race, I was dead tired. Ended up with a fever in the night, thought just my normal rest day Friday would take care of it; it didn't. By the time I was ready to admit it was ongoing, it was past 4 PM on a Friday. So I figure I'll get better by…
  • July Running Totals (miles) 7/1 – rest day 7/2 – 5.46 easy 7/3 – 4.67 easy 7/4 – 8.10 warmup + 4 mile race July running total to date – 18.23 Nominal July mileage goal: 150 Real Goals: Build base. Ease into training for New York. Stay healthy. Today's notes – Got up early this morning. Gun time was 8 AM, I wanted to be…
  • Picked up a pint glass to add to my collection. Ran the Firecracker 4 Mile (Fairport, NY) in 26:56, good for 20th of 561 overall and 1st of 15 in the M 60-64 age group.
  • July Running Totals (miles) 7/1 – rest day 7/2 – 5.46 easy 7/3 – 4.67 easy July running total to date – 10.13 Nominal July mileage goal: 150 Real Goals: Build base. Ease into training for New York. Stay healthy. Today's notes – Almost didn't get out to run today. It was warm, I was still a bit beat up this morning, traffic…
  • Real runners are people who run. Fake runners are people who talk about running, but never get as far as actually going out to run. Joggers are people who find dead bodies. Don't be intimidated by people who can run faster or farther than you can. They didn't get there overnight, and you may well become able to run faster…
  • July Running Totals (miles) 7/1 – rest day 7/2 – 5.46 easy July running total to date – 5.46 Nominal July mileage goal: 150 Real Goals: Build base. Ease into training for New York. Stay healthy. Today's notes – The month started with a planned rest day yesterday. It turned out I overdid things running 10 miles on Sunday,…
  • Nominal July Challenge Goal: 150 miles Real July Goals: Build base. Ease into training for New York. Stay healthy.
  • At the start of 2019, my aspirations were: 1. Remain uninjured and run regularly for the entire year. 2. Run Boston in April, managing the race well. 3. Run New York in November, managing the travel and race well. This requires getting in; I have time qualified, but that is not a guaranteed entry. 4. To the extent…
  • June Running Totals (miles) 6/1 – 5.08 group run 6/2 – 6.30 easy 6/3 – rest day 6/4 – 6.13 easy 6/5 – extra rest day 6/6 – extra rest day 6/7 – scheduled rest day/precautionary DNS 6/8 – 6.30 easy 6/9 – 5.03 warm and humid 6/10 – rest day 6/11 – 5.40 warmup, speed work 6/12 – 4.43 group run 6/13 – extra rest day 6/14 –…
  • I have one pair of trail shoes, one pair of spikes for cross country, and 3 pair of Saucony Kinvaras for general road running. Normally, I rotate by day; 3 pair of shoes and running 5 days a week spreads the mileage out more or less evenly. But I also try to keep them 100 miles apart in volume, so I can easily tell when…
  • That's because the real runners didn't show up. Today I learned that I lack a critical skill for winning trail races: I suck at reading the course markings. No big deal, if the real runners show up and I have someone faster to follow. ETA: Mark told me this is the first and only time he's won a race outright. None of us…
  • June Running Totals (miles) 6/1 – 5.08 group run 6/2 – 6.30 easy 6/3 – rest day 6/4 – 6.13 easy 6/5 – extra rest day 6/6 – extra rest day 6/7 – scheduled rest day/precautionary DNS 6/8 – 6.30 easy 6/9 – 5.03 warm and humid 6/10 – rest day 6/11 – 5.40 warmup, speed work 6/12 – 4.43 group run 6/13 – extra rest day 6/14 –…
  • Country Mile at Ganondagan (fka Charlie's Old Goat Trail) tomorrow, a 5 mile trail race. I managed a road 5K two weeks ago, tomorrow I'll see how unprepared I am for trails.
  • June Running Totals (miles) 6/1 – 5.08 group run 6/2 – 6.30 easy 6/3 – rest day 6/4 – 6.13 easy 6/5 – extra rest day 6/6 – extra rest day 6/7 – scheduled rest day/precautionary DNS 6/8 – 6.30 easy 6/9 – 5.03 warm and humid 6/10 – rest day 6/11 – 5.40 warmup, speed work 6/12 – 4.43 group run 6/13 – extra rest day 6/14 –…
  • Unplanned rest day today. No injury, just $&#**^% Life Happens stuff. Today was the rescheduled appointment (originally on a planned rest day) for my cat to have her teeth cleaned. Getting her there in the morning disrupted my normal routine; then I didn't want to run in the morning because I wanted more recovery time…
  • June Running Totals (miles) 6/1 – 5.08 group run 6/2 – 6.30 easy 6/3 – rest day 6/4 – 6.13 easy 6/5 – extra rest day 6/6 – extra rest day 6/7 – scheduled rest day/precautionary DNS 6/8 – 6.30 easy 6/9 – 5.03 warm and humid 6/10 – rest day 6/11 – 5.40 warmup, speed work 6/12 – 4.43 group run 6/13 – extra rest day 6/14 –…
  • June Running Totals (miles) 6/1 – 5.08 group run 6/2 – 6.30 easy 6/3 – rest day 6/4 – 6.13 easy 6/5 – extra rest day 6/6 – extra rest day 6/7 – scheduled rest day/precautionary DNS 6/8 – 6.30 easy 6/9 – 5.03 warm and humid 6/10 – rest day 6/11 – 5.40 warmup, speed work 6/12 – 4.43 group run 6/13 – extra rest day 6/14 –…
  • June Running Totals (miles) 6/1 – 5.08 group run 6/2 – 6.30 easy 6/3 – rest day 6/4 – 6.13 easy 6/5 – extra rest day 6/6 – extra rest day 6/7 – scheduled rest day/precautionary DNS 6/8 – 6.30 easy 6/9 – 5.03 warm and humid 6/10 – rest day 6/11 – 5.40 warmup, speed work 6/12 – 4.43 group run 6/13 – extra rest day 6/14 –…
  • June Running Totals (miles) 6/1 – 5.08 group run 6/2 – 6.30 easy 6/3 – rest day 6/4 – 6.13 easy 6/5 – extra rest day 6/6 – extra rest day 6/7 – scheduled rest day/precautionary DNS 6/8 – 6.30 easy 6/9 – 5.03 warm and humid 6/10 – rest day 6/11 – 5.40 warmup, speed work 6/12 – 4.43 group run 6/13 – extra rest day 6/14 –…
  • Way back story, and a thought: When I first did a 5K training program, I didn't know how to look for races. I didn't see one on graduation weekend, so I ran what you might consider a virtual 5K to prove I could. I mapped out a local 5K distance, ran it hard, slowed down when I needed to. I imagined other runners passing me…
  • June Running Totals (miles) 6/1 – 5.08 group run 6/2 – 6.30 easy 6/3 – rest day 6/4 – 6.13 easy 6/5 – extra rest day 6/6 – extra rest day 6/7 – scheduled rest day/precautionary DNS 6/8 – 6.30 easy 6/9 – 5.03 warm and humid 6/10 – rest day 6/11 – 5.40 warmup, speed work 6/12 – 4.43 group run 6/13 – extra rest day 6/14 –…
  • June Running Totals (miles) 6/1 – 5.08 group run 6/2 – 6.30 easy 6/3 – rest day 6/4 – 6.13 easy 6/5 – extra rest day 6/6 – extra rest day 6/7 – scheduled rest day/precautionary DNS 6/8 – 6.30 easy 6/9 – 5.03 warm and humid 6/10 – rest day 6/11 – 5.40 warmup, speed work 6/12 – 4.43 group run 6/13 – extra rest day 6/14 –…
  • June Running Totals (miles) 6/1 – 5.08 group run 6/2 – 6.30 easy 6/3 – rest day 6/4 – 6.13 easy 6/5 – extra rest day 6/6 – extra rest day 6/7 – scheduled rest day/precautionary DNS 6/8 – 6.30 easy 6/9 – 5.03 warm and humid 6/10 – rest day 6/11 – 5.40 warmup, speed work June running total to date – 34.24 Nominal June…
  • If it hurts worse 2 miles into a run than it did when you started, stop running. Rest is the most under-rated part of training. It is vital. If you have symmetrical aches in both legs, that's probably just training soreness and you can deal with it by rest and recovery. If you have an asymetrical ache on one side, that is…
  • June Running Totals (miles) 6/1 – 5.08 group run 6/2 – 6.30 easy 6/3 – rest day 6/4 – 6.13 easy 6/5 – extra rest day 6/6 – extra rest day 6/7 – scheduled rest day/precautionary DNS 6/8 – 6.30 easy 6/9 – 5.03 warm and humid June running total to date – 23.84 Nominal June mileage goal: 100 Real Goals: Get back to running…
  • June Running Totals (miles) 6/1 – 5.08 group run 6/2 – 6.30 easy 6/3 – rest day 6/4 – 6.13 easy June running total to date – 17.51 Nominal May mileage goal: 100 Real Goals: Get back to running regularly without injuring myself. Today's notes – Today was the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge. I got up, had a normal breakfast,…
  • June Running Totals (miles) 6/1 – 5.08 group run 6/2 – 6.30 easy 6/3 – rest day June running total to date – 11.38 Nominal May mileage goal: 100 Real Goals: Get back to running regularly without injuring myself. Today's Yesterday's notes – I was up way too late Saturday, then up early because I committed to ringing…
  • June Running Totals (miles) 6/1 – 5.08 group run June running total to date – 5.08 Nominal May mileage goal: 100 Real Goals: Get back to running regularly without injuring myself. Today's notes – Went to the group run at 7:30 this morning. The assigned route was 5 + 5 miles, and I decided in advance I'd stop after the…
  • Be sure you do enough training on the bike!
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