Monthly Archives: September 2007

Hot and sticky

I woke this morning at around 6:00 am.  I made my way to the kitchen and flipped on the TV.  It was still dark outside, but the TV said the temperature was already 78 degrees.  I walked outside and everything … Continue reading

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Not the best run ever

I woke this morning feeling very, very tired.  I think I slept pretty well, but I was wiped out.  I made it to the gym and felt fine during my warmup.  As soon as I started running, I knew it … Continue reading

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4 miles in the middle

When I woke this morning, the thought of grinding out 4 miles on the treadmill was unappealing.  It was cloudy and there was a nice breeze outside, so I decided to take run to the park. Planned workout 8 minutes … Continue reading

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Pushing up the pace

Most of my Monday runs will be 3 miles.  In fact, even at the peak of my training, the Monday run will only be 5 miles.  So, Mondays are perfect days to play around with the pace a little bit.  … Continue reading

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Cool Breezes and Easy Running

At some point, the power went out last night.  It was around 3:00 am.  I was a little worried I wouldn’t be up for my run, but I still managed to be out of bed at 6:00 and out the door … Continue reading

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Shoulder Shrug

My current favorite shoulder exercise is the shoulder shrug using a dumbbell in each hand. Below is the best video I could find, but it doesn’t quite show how I perform the exercise. I tend to move much more slowly … Continue reading

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The other marathon

Today, I had a short (the shortest ever) meeting with my Ph.D. advisor. Basically, he told me to make some cosmetic changes and submit my dissertation to my committee members. That basically means I’m finished. I just have to complete … Continue reading

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The return of the crack

I felt pretty crumby this morning. I was tired. I was stressed out. I just wanted to go back to sleep. I took my time checking my email and checking about anything else on the internet that I might find … Continue reading

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Week 2…sort of

This week is another 3 x 3 week. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are three mile runs. Thursday is a cross training day and Saturday will be a 7 mile run. So, it was back to the treadmill today. Planned workout … Continue reading

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Road Grit

When I head out for my weekend runs, I cover some fairly diverse terrain. There are concrete sidewalks, cobblestones, sandy gravel parking lots, asphalt, small patches of grass, etc. In addition, we’re restricted in the dates and times we can … Continue reading

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