That’s where I’ll be – 2 weeks from tomorrow. 10:15 AM. Or at least that’s the plan. Unfortunately my enthusiasm has plummeted following my long run today. I ran 15 miles pretty slow – about 18 seconds per mile behind my marathon goal pace – and I will tell you that I could not have … More Wave 2, Blue, D
Many runners who are participating in the TCSNYC Marathon had their last legitimately long run yesterday. I know I did, and I think I saw a few of you out there too. So as they say “the hay is in the barn” and next week we’re on our way to taper town. I managed to … More But Is It Enough Hay For A Marathon?
What a Difference a Day Made is an English song with lyrics by Stanley Adams, based on the song Cuando vuelva a tu lado, written in 1934 by Mexican songwriter Maria Grever. The song has been covered numerous times by artists ranging from Dean Martin to China Moses, but the most widely recognized is probably … More What a Difference a Day Makes
A week ago I ran the “Area 13.1” half marathon in Roswell. Although the theme of the event was “Alien Invasion” it was not held in Roswell NM, which is famous for aliens of the outer space kind, but in Roswell GA, which to the best of my knowledge has no connection to aliens beyond … More Alien Invasion
Thanks For The Memory is a song sung by Bob Hope and Shirley Ross in the film The Big Broadcast of 1938. The song won an Oscar for Best Original Music, but that’s not why I’m writing about it or why it is in my I Tunes library. The song is a wistful recollection of … More Thanks For The Memory
Abraham Lincoln once famously said “he who represents himself has a fool for a client”. Now I’m no lawyer and I don’t think I would eschew the sage advice of Honest Abe if I were ever in need of legal representation. However, I’m also no running coach but I have nearly convinced myself that I … More A Fool For a Client?
Some trails are happy ones, Others are blue. It’s the way you ride the trail that counts…………..Dale Evans I don’t have this classic C&W song on my playlist but it wouldn’t have mattered if I did for the Liberty by the Lake 10k yesterday deep in the heart of The Colony, Texas. Once again my … More Happy Trails to You
I ignored the advice I read last year while preparing for the TCS NYC Marathon. So rather than take in the energy of the crowd and the live bands and even the strange silence on the Queensboro Bridge I elected to wear my headphones and listen to my own music while Map My Run kept … More It’s Still Rock N Roll to Me
Statue to Statue 15k If I showed you my medal and told you that my race today began near the tallest cast iron statue in the US, you might think that the race began at the Statue of Liberty. But no – April Fools! At 151 feet tall, the Statue of Liberty is the tallest … More April Fools
I don’t know why but it has become the standard unit of additional time – the amount we ask for from the time we can talk until our final days. Five more minutes to play; 5 more minutes to sleep; 5 more minutes to spend with the ones we love. Oh the things we could do, … More 5 More Minutes