Details, Battle Marks, and Joy

This morning was perfect for a run - 52 degrees, no wind, light cloud coverage as the sun peeks through. I ran five miles as an easy run. Living where I do, "easy" means running a bit slower through hills. I was happy with my easy pace but even more so with my heart rate.... Continue Reading →

A New Milestone

Earlier this week I indicated I had a goal to reach in swimming by the end of May. I knew today would be the day I crossed that milestone. I met my training partner to swim this morning at 6:15. As we walked in I felt the cool air and was not sure if we... Continue Reading →

Warm Summer Sounds

It is amazing how warm weather and the opening of outdoor pools ushers summer in regardless of the calendar. Instinctively I have adapted to my "summer routine". Tuesdays are my run days - either speed work or tempo in the morning. My afternoons are weight lifting. Same as last week, what is different is I... Continue Reading →

A Memorial Day

And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free. And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me. -Lee Greenwood Today is memorial day in the US. Being a Federal Holiday, just about everyone not in the retail or restaurant business has the day off.... Continue Reading →

Hometown Race

This morning I slept until 7:00, the first time I have ever slept that late on a race day with a morning race. Having picked up my bib yesterday and living four miles from the race start, there was not much preparation to do before a 9:00 gun time. The weather forecast was spot on... Continue Reading →

A Ride, A Run and Believing

Today I was back on my bike and it sure felt good. I road 25 miles and the first half was a breeze. Literally. Even though I was riding rolling hills, I kept a very good pace riding close to 17 miles in the first hour. I turned around at the half way point and... Continue Reading →

Blossoming Into Summer

After nearly six weeks of pampering my sprained ankle I ventured into the pool without an ankle brace. I also brought my fins for a kick set. I am back! My swim this morning was a very good one. I did my usual 1,000 meter warm up which included 200 meters of kicking. It felt... Continue Reading →

Training with The Princess Bride

Today was my catch up day - I got my ride in on my stationary bike this morning and I ran this afternoon. While the ride was a good workout, it just is nothing like cycling outside. The most enjoyable part of my ride this morning was watching the first 45 minutes of one of... Continue Reading →

Zzzzzz Or Lack There Of

I have written before on the importance of sleep. My inspiration to write on sleep comes when I suffer from deprivation of it, such as today. Last night I had the opportunity to have dinner with a new friend and I was out later than usual for a week night. Here comes the pathetic part... Continue Reading →

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