Truth be told, I haven’t been “in training” for quite some time. I’ve been out there running, even done a few races, but training for me has really consisted of piling on the miles to reach the desired distance then slacking back to comfortable. There have been no tempo runs, no hills, no mile repeats… until now. In January I started following a half-marathon training … Continue reading “In Training”
One of the great perks of being an educator is Spring Break. And one of the great perks of living in Phoenix is that it is a great place to be for Spring Break. Spring in the desert is beautiful. The sky is the perfect shade of cloudless blue and the weather is unbelievably nice. The desert comes alive quickly in the spring. There are … Continue reading Spring Training
Is it weird that I love to read about running? From Runner’s World to Running with the Buffaloes to my new ultra running guides- I like it all. I love to read the stories of the great athletes in our sport, to experience running through their eyes. I like to see what’s new in gear, like to hear about all kinds of races, and read … Continue reading Running Books: The genre that has it all!
I know we don’t know each other that well, so you’ll have to take my word for it when I say I’m not usually a quitter. I stick with things I start as long as it makes sense to do so. Then again, I’m also smart enough to know when to cut my losses. That being said, I have a confession to make. I don’t … Continue reading Well, hello sanity. Fancy meeting you here.
I’ve kept track of every mile I have ran since February, 2007. Including yesterday’s 4 miler, that would be 3795.68 miles. At first glance it might sound like a lot, but closer examination revels that this is only a yearly average of 421 miles, which means that the monthly average is only 35 miles per month. Truth be told there are months with 0 miles, … Continue reading My Running Log
Today when I took off to run, things did not go well. When I went to connect my watch to GPS satellite it asked me if I wanted to continue to use the watch indoors. I was standing on the side walk outside my house. This was not a good sign. Things went worse from there, every time I started to run my heart rate … Continue reading Frustration