August Goals and the Fountain of Youth

With the turn of the calendar page the end of July is here. As I have done each month, it is time to review my goals for July and look forward to my goals for August. Similar to training with someone helps me give the workout my all, posting my goals helps keep me accountable.... Continue Reading →

Not Alone in a Great Day

A good training day for me is when both workouts in a day go well. A great training day is when it happens for both me and my training partner. Today was a great day. The day started as so many Mondays do, we met at 6:15 to swim. (well maybe 6:23, I was a... Continue Reading →

A Long Run and a World Record

Today was absolutely lovely with plenty of sunshine and cooler temperatures in the low 70's. I headed out on my long run for 10 miles. Quickly I learned that plenty of sunshine can make 72 degrees seem much hotter than I had thought. Over all my run went very well. The best part was that... Continue Reading →

Rain, Hills, and a Ride

"Be careful what you wish for." A very common warning many of us have heard. With the drought that we have been experiencing this summer, rain has been a welcomed occurance. Unless I have a long ride scheduled. This morning I drove to the Cuyahoga National Park to meet my training partner. It had rained... Continue Reading →

Let the Games Begin

The day I have waited for is here. The opening of the Olympics. Just tomorrow the swimming events get underway too. What an exciting time. Go USA, Go World. I look forward to the records that will be broken, the narrow wins, and the moving medal ceremonies. As the days pass I am sure there... Continue Reading →

Counting

This morning the heat was on high outside as I headed out for my run. It was over 80 degrees before 7:00 AM. Fortunately it was cloudy, although humid. By the time I hit the mile two mark the rain came. I loved it. It was a light rain, enough to cool me down but... Continue Reading →

An Off Day

I have never been one to be early to anything except movies. I am usually right on time, maybe a minute or two late. If I am late, I always call or text who I am meeting to let them know. My training partner is always early. She knows I feel bad about it because... Continue Reading →

Changes and Flexibility

Tuesdays are well known to many runners as speed workout days. This morning was my speed workout as usual. Today I ran a 2 mile warm up and then into 4 x 800 meter repeats. I ran them between 4:23 to 4:26, it was a challenge, but I felt good. Next I ran 4 x... Continue Reading →

Little Improvements

After a week of training by myself I had a very nice treat today. My training partner, fresh ¬†from vacation, joined me on both my workouts today. This morning we swam 2,500 meters. It was the first time she had seen me do my superman kick drills. I am not making her do them so... Continue Reading →

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