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 easy run and they freak out on you. “Oh my lord,” they say, “I can’t… Continue reading 1 good quality run down


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 – maybe a little windy, but not too bad. During my warmup mile, things just didn’t… Continue reading Frustration

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 intervals and the beach workout on Sunday.  So, I made the decision to burn my… Continue reading Take that 800 m

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 it was a great day to head to the beach for a run.  I ignored… Continue reading A foggy day at the beach

Decent threshold training

After Monday’s speed intervals and 5 easy miles coupled with full body strength training yesterday, the legs were a little sore this morning.  The weather was beautiful, though and I headed out for some threshold training. Today’s plan was for three 1.5 mile intervals at threshold pace (7:10 min/mile) with 2 minute rests in between. … Continue reading Decent threshold training

20 degrees…much better

I guess everything is relative. If you asked me last week if I’d want to run in 20 degrees, I’d have laughed at you. After yesterday, though it felt quite nice. I basically wore the same thing I did yesterday, but I started with the headband in my pocket. I quickly realized I was still… Continue reading 20 degrees…much better

Travel Week

I’ll be hitting the road on Friday for a 2 day drive to St. Louis for the holidays. This week is a 42 mile week, so the two days driving won’t actually be too big of a problem. The biggest issue is showing up in St. Louis where it will be about 25 degrees (vs… Continue reading Travel Week

Catching Up

I’ve been slacking a lot lately on my blogging, but I’ve definitely kept up on my running. In fact, I hit nine days in a row today – anew record for me. I’ve been averaging around 23 miles per week over 5 workouts for the last 3 weeks, so I’m going to try to up… Continue reading Catching Up