Monthly Archives: February 2009

2009 Gasparilla Distance Classic 5K

Yesterday’s trip to the race expo and the fact that Ryan Hall showed up to run the 15K revealed just how big the Gasparilla classic has become.  With over 8000 people lined up for the 5K, it was by far … Continue reading

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2 good quality runs down

Yesterday, the 5 miles on the treadmill went well…as in “without incident”.  I completed an upper body workout and a core workout afterward.  Today’s workout plan was for 3  x 1.5 miles at T pace with 2 minutes rest.  My … Continue reading

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1 good quality run down

You know, it’s funny that whenever I say “good quality run”, it seems redundant and whenever I have a “bad quality run”, it seems like an oxymoron.  It’s like when you tell a nonrunner that you have a 15 mile … Continue reading

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A very pleasant long run

The weather was absolutely beautiful today.  The calf felt great, so I headed out for my planned 10.5 mile run.  It was fantastic.  I did a great job maintaining my pace and felt like I could run another 5 miles … Continue reading

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Chasing Lance

The calf pain had eased up quite a bit by the time I woke yesterday morning, but I decided it would still be prudent to give it a day of rest with a race only a week away.  So, I … Continue reading

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Frustration

I got a nice 6 miles on the treadmill in yesterday before an upper body and core strength training workout.  This morning felt good when I woke up.  I slept really well and the weather was just about perfect – … Continue reading

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Take that 800 m

I gotta say that I was downright nervous about my interval workout today.  I’ve come to loathe 800 m intervals so much that these workouts almost feel like a mini-race.  Yesterday, I woke up with horribly sore calves from Saturday’s … Continue reading

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A foggy day at the beach

The sun was shining brightly this morning when I woke.  The birds were chirping and it was 70 degrees outside.  With the rest of the family out of town and most of my chores for the weekend completed, I decided … Continue reading

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Some more crumby intervals

I woke up early this morning excited to get our for my intervals workout.  The plan was for 5 sets of : 2min I pace + 1 min jog + 1 min I pace + 30 sec jog + 30 … Continue reading

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My running career nearly ended today

I was on my cool down mile, headed back home after a killer workout at the park (more on that later) when I had a rather frightening experience.  In order to get to and from the park, I have to … Continue reading

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