So, yesterday I got a direct message on Twitter from Debra, busy working mom, awesome musician, and dear old friend from high school. She’s looking for advice about starting her training for a four mile race. I didn’t respond right away, because I didn’t think I could do it in 140 characters over Twitter. Also,… Continue reading thinking about beginnings
1. Little J on the kitchen floor, engineering a box-robot costume with tape and asking me to cut a hole here, a hole there. 2. Changing the strings on my guitar, myself, for the first time ever. [I know; I’m a serious hack. 15 years of playing and always waiting for my mom or brother… Continue reading made my day
I ran four of the hilliest miles evar today. My quads are killing me, and I’m working hard to resist the Nutty Bars in the cabinet.
As D illustrates today in one of her signature acronym-busting posts, finding a proper marathon training schedule can be as painful as the training itself. Well, not really, but it sounded good. But it’s only hard if you want to do something silly, like PR or BQ or run the damn thing under 5 hours.… Continue reading the *real* marathon training season
See last year’s report here. And the year before, when I ran the full. A quick rundown this year, as we are gearing up for a family day of hiking at Salmon River Falls. This year, the Buffalo race was about two things: J running her first half, and D working her ass off to… Continue reading buffalo half race report
Since I’ve been in CNY, I’ve avoided, religiously, the Mountain Goat, a ten-mile race that takes runners up Syracuse’s most painful hills. Every March I get the glossy brochure in the mail. Every March I look at the elevation graph and the course map published on the website. Every March I decide that such hill-running-nonsense… Continue reading getting the goat
J and I drove to the local high school track this evening for our first round of speed work. It was an easy enough 6X400, with walk breaks in between. Nothing I do lately seems to run at a fast clip. Diss writing is slow like honey, and I get a decent page out per… Continue reading speedwork