I emerged from the basement today to run the BHM26.2 half marathon, my first race in over 7 months. I probably would not have run this race since I have been working so hard at avoiding catching Covid-19, but I had already paid way back in January when the run was scheduled for March. The … More Social Distance Run – BHM 26.2 Race Report
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?
Last Sunday was my birthday. A big one – one that makes people say “age is only a number” to you. But I’m not worried about getting older. In fact as I see it I actually turned 5 years younger, and I’m pretty excited about that. Last week I was the old guy in my … More Happy Birthday
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 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
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
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?