On Sunday I fled the cold and ran in the Marathon Bahamas Half Marathon. I know they say “It’s Better in the Bahamas” and it may be, but if we’re talking about my time it was not. I ran 1:57:11, about 4 minutes slower than my average and 12 minutes behind my PB. That was … More Better In The Bahamas?
So that was it, the Magic City half marathon; my last half marathon in the “old man” age group. Next time I race I will be in the “old as hell man” group. And you know what? I am looking forward to it. Yes our culture is youth obsessed and many people dread the thought … More Movin’ On Up
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
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
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
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
“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!