Went down to Montgomery this weekend to run in the 2017 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Half Marathon & 5K presented by Hyundai Motor Manufacturing of Alabama and Baptist Health: it almost takes more time to say it than to run it! The race begins and ends in the revitalized Riverwalk area of the … More Get The Lead Out
So nice they named it twice. So nice I have to ignore my imagined NDE and run it twice!! Just got word this week that I’ve been selected to run the TCS NYC Marathon again in 2017! I know that I said I was done with marathons after last years NYC (see my Everybody Hurts … More New York, New York!!!
“It’s always the coldest day of the year” – or so the Magic City denizens assured me for the running of the Mercedes Benz marathon and half marathon. I typically run better in the cold weather so I was looking forward to seeing the mercury way down low for the race last Sunday. I’ve been encouraged … More Alternative Facts
So a couple of weeks ago I started my “happy holiday” season by running the Birmingham edition of the Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell run, a mere 5k jaunt through the streets of the Magic City. Finished in 23:35 and nabbed third place in my old man age group. Similar to my performance last year, so … More Jingle All The Way
Just got word that I have been selected to run the NYC Half Marathon in March! Yay! It was so much fun last year- I still can’t believe that I ran it in 8:13 per mile. Although before my NYC marathon training I regularly ran shorter distances at 8:00 and below, 8:13 was a surprise for … More Big Apple – Another Bite!
Today I enter into my senior year in my running age group, the only one I’ve ever known since I started running 3 1/2 years ago. I celebrated with my 30th half marathon (or more) of 2016. I felt good, but I continue to run at the slow paces I learned during my training for the … More Senioritis
“If you feel like letting go, when you think you’ve had too much of this life, well hang on.” As I made the turn from 5th avenue into the park, even with REM exhorting me over the headphones to continue, I knew I was in trouble. I had already taken a walk break of 50 … More Everybody Hurts
“It’s a light and tumble journey from the east side to the park, just a fine and fancy ramble to the zoo” or so wrote Paul Simon, a quintessential New Yorker, about the Central Park Zoo. I am reminded of that tune this morning on the eve of the TCS NYC marathon because I am … More At The Zoo
So that’s it. One week until the TCSNYC Marathon, one final “long run” of a mere 7 miles. A “pseudo long run” is what the NYRR Virtual Training App calls it. Rocked it in 1 hour 3 minutes – nice and cool out. Practiced my fueling, tried to keep from running too fast. Even remembered … More Come Hell or High Water
My Runner’s World daily email yesterday warned me that life might not be all rainbows and unicorns after my big race. In fact, I might have the “Post-Marathon Blues”. Oh great, just what I need. Another thing to worry about training for the TCSNYC Marathon. As if weather and pace and fueling and socks and hydration and … More Post Race Depression Already?