Spring has finally come to H'istan. Continue reading
Hilly half-marathon in Middletown, CT today - temps were perfect. Continue reading
It's been a long winter in H'istan, New England's Rising Star. Just when the most recent Nor'Easter has melted down to its last icy dregs, we've gotten sucker-punched, again and again.
Last post I went on and on about doing this Clean program (flush out the toxins, blah blah blah). That was the Intent. Continue reading
I've had a week now to recover from the Marathon - did a lot of stretching/rolling my legs, light runs, and some laps in the pool. Continue reading
I finished the Hyannis Marathon earlier today. Not podium time, but my goal was to participate, and finish. Continue reading
Logging a lot of miles on the road can make Jack a dull boy and the legs thick with lactic acid... Continue reading
Long run (18mi) this morning, but it was warm out (29F) and sunny. Supposed to get up to 45 today here in H'istan. Balmy. Continue reading
Doing these long training runs, I've been much more focused on recovery afterwards. Continue reading
This morning I ran a score of miles in the northeast part of Georgia, by Auburn. Continue reading
Got out and did 19 miles this morning per the training plan. It was about 40 degrees out, nice running temps. We decided to skip Saturday as it was 33 and raining, and ice everywhere. Continue reading
Went out and did 17 miles in snow and slush today on a route through West Hartford, with my one remaining training buddy (NBBW is out with a fractured foot for at least 5 more weeks). 20F out, so I had to think about to handle the cold.
I chose to go with running pants instead of just compression tights. Not sure this was the best choice, but I was never cold on the legs like I was in Scandia (back in Minny).
Did the first loop with just a head band, but this was too cold. I switched to a different wicking head band and a head cover, but these got totally wet and frozen and I started to really get cold at mile 16, as the wind also had picked up.
I will need to figure this out, as I have to deal with 26.2 miles that could be really cold in Feb. One idea is to carry alternate (dry) gear to change into.
Tonite the calves and lower legs are really tight from all the running in slush/snow, especially wearing Yaktrax, and running over all of the unshovelled sidewalks and unplowed areas.
Next week 19 miles...
Went out this morning to get in my 16 miles per the training plan. Continue reading
It's difficult to get in exercise when you are on work trips...
After last weekend's long run (14 miles), I discovered that the seam on the inside of my running shorts had come loose.
I think most people have something they like to do to improve their overall fitness, sense of well-being, whether it's a sport, exercise, yoga, etc.
Yesterday morning I was surrounded by women with moustaches, and I wasn't in Middletown, CT. Continue reading
An inspirational WGOM fitness quote by our 26th (and my favorite) potii. Dude rocked! Grew up sickly and asthmatic, but overcame his weaknesses by powering through them.
The wife got me a RoadID ankle bracelet as a gift, and along with your vitals you can add an inspirational motto. Suck it up, Boyo!
Got out and did a 10-mile run this morning w/ the temps at 31F. I tried some gear changes per this marathoner at my running store and they worked out great.