Nice n’ Easy

That’s the title song of a 1960 Frank Sinatra album. I used to sing the chorus, “nice and easy does it every time”, to myself while playing golf because slow, smooth and steady swings produce the best shots. I tend to do the opposite in running, rushing forward until I can’t. That approach has generally … More Nice n’ Easy

Wave 2, Blue, D

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

Alien Invasion

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

A Fool For a Client?

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?

April Fools

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

Jingle All The Way

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

Senioritis

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