Monthly Archives: September 2009

Outliers

Lately, I’ve been reading Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers on the recommendation of the headmaster of Alice and Wendy’s school.  It’s an interesting read with some pretty interesting studies on the factors that go into success.  In many cases, those factors might … Continue reading

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Running Recap: Week of 9/21/2009 – 9/27/2009

This week was a solid week and it felt very nice to finish it off on Saturday morning, even though that particular run was somewhat brutal at the end.  I had two good quality workouts and my longest run in … Continue reading

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Just Slightly Off Center

If I hit the nail on the head during Monday’s workout, then I was just slightly off center today.  It was a great workout session, but didn’t go quite as planned.  The plan was 6×200 + 3×1000 + 3×400.  Here’s … Continue reading

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Quality Run Nailed

I’ll preface this with a note that there was no puking today.  So, while today’s workout was far more exciting for me, it won’t be nearly as fun for you to read about.  I headed out to the park with … Continue reading

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Running Recap: Week of 9/14/2009 – 9/20/2009

This week featured a nice barf session, some frostbite, my first group run and a distance PR.  Here’s how it played out: Monday AM: 10 miles of T pace and I pace intervals with Richie Tuesday AM: 6 miles treadmill … Continue reading

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Officially a member of the club

I had a true Jack Daniels workout planned for Monday morning: 2 x 2 miles at threshold pace with 2 minute jogging recovery 3 x 800 m at interval pace with 2 minute jogging recoveries 3 x 400 m at … Continue reading

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Running Recap: Week of 9/07/2009 – 9/13/2009

This week was going to be a short week anyway with the race on Thursday.  I was out of town for the weekend attending a Bat Mitzvah and I ended up taking both days off.  Here’s how the week panned … Continue reading

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2009 Charger Classic 5K

It was supposed to be one of the coolest days of the week on Thursday when Alice and I ran the Charger classic.  The forecast called for a high of 83.  I knew we were headed far beyond that when … Continue reading

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Back in the day…

It’s been another stressful week at work.  I had a difficult “easy” run this morning that was supposed to be 6 miles, but wound up being only 4 miles.  Richie ran 16 this morning and was a little disappointed at … Continue reading

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Running Recap: Week of 8/31/2009 – 9/06/2009

Wow!  What a crazy week.  My grandmother had a stroke at the end of last week and passed away on Monday morning.  So, I was off to St. Louis on Wednesday morning for her funeral.  The weather in St. Louis … Continue reading

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