Monthly Archives: July 2009

The Human Bug Zapper

I often talk about how flat Florida can be, but I rarely talk about how buggy it can be sometimes. Monday afternoon was one of those times. So, I’ll illustrate with a photo Friday:

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Again to Carthage

I really enjoyed John L. Parker Jr’s Once a Runner so I eagerly requested the sequel, Again to Carthage from my local library.  I guess with such high expectations I set myself up for disappointment.  I don’t want to say … Continue reading

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Hey! A Track

Richie and I both have children who go to the same private school.  Richie has figured out how to slide past the maintenance shed, into the woods and around the fence that surrounds that school’s track – thereby bypassing the … Continue reading

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Running Recap: Week of 7/20/2009 – 7/26/2009

Another week is in the books.  With both Alice and Richie out of town this week, I ran all my runs solo and at my own pace – although Richie was still in town on Monday and offered some encouragement … Continue reading

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Treadmill Intervals

Today’s interval plan called for 4x(200 m R pace + 200 m jog + 200 m R pace + 400m jog + 800m R pace + 400m jog).  I was having trouble figuring out the best way to do this … Continue reading

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Running Recap: Week of 7/13/2009 – 7/19/2009

I was quite fatigued this week.  After Monday’s intervals, my legs were sore for pretty much the rest of the week.  I developed a series of sore spots.  My left shin, my right ankle, my left foot, my right knee.  … Continue reading

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New York City Half Marathon

No.  I”m not running it. I did receive word, however, that the Fresh Air fund is still looking for runners and sponsors to join the Fresh Air fund racers for the New York City half marathon on August 16th.  Since … Continue reading

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Legs of Stone

Today, the plan called for 3×12 minutes at my Threshold pace (currently 6:45) with 2 minute rests in between.  On the surface, this seemed a lot less intimidating than the typical big block o’ time at threshold pace.  Unfortunately, I … Continue reading

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Pyramid Scheme

Today was another interval Monday.  Always mixing things up, Wily Jack Daniels had me running the ole pyramid today.  The plan called for 4x200m + 2x400m + 1x800m + 2x400m + 4x200m.  The goal was 43 s for the 200’s, … Continue reading

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Running Recap: Week of 7/06/2009 – 7/12/2009

This week brought an increase in mileage and intensity.  It brought me back to speedwork and brought me over 50 miles for the first time since December.  Here’s how it went: Monday AM: 10×400 m intervals in 82-88 s.  Total: … Continue reading

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