Category Archives: Running

400 In 18

I just realized that I have run 399.9 miles over the last 18 months. That’s roughly 400 miles in 550 days (precisely). Shame it wasn’t more. But, it also could have been a lot less.

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Getting Slow?

I have been running, on and off, for 5 years now (thereabouts). Before that time, I never ran in my life. Sure, starting at 48 is better than never. I used to be able to run a 5K in a … Continue reading

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The Secret Sauce

It’s been 5 days since I last went for a run. My past Friday-Saturday-Sunday-Monday was filled with various family issues and obligations and I just could not squeeze in a run until today (when I went for a 5K run … Continue reading

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Tough Guy, Smart (?) Guy

I went for a 5K run after breakfast today.  My right toe is still bad.  In fact, it hurt – stung! – when I just put  on my sneakers.  But, the tough guy in me took an Advil and went … Continue reading

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Running For The Last 3 Weeks

Three weeks ago, after being inactive for beyond what was the longest time ever, I got back to running. And, in the last 21 days, I have gone for a 5K run 12 times. Wouldn’t it be great if I … Continue reading

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Four In A Row – With Better Time!

I went for a 5K run after breakfast today. Beautiful day outside. For the 4th time in a row, I was able to run the whole 3.1 miles. And, my time today was 28:28 for the route. That’s much better … Continue reading

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That’s Three In A Row (For The Fat Man)

Yesterday was an off-day. Today, it was beautiful out except for a somewhat decent breeze in spots. So, after breakfast, I went for a 5K run. This is the 3rd time in a row I was able to cover the … Continue reading

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Did It Again

I went for a 5K run before lunch today and I was able to run the entire 3.1 miles without breaking it down. That’s two in a row and two days in a row. I won’t lie – it was … Continue reading

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Better Yet

I went for a 5K run after breakfast this morning. Another humid day. Worked up a big sweat. More importantly, I covered the 3.1 miles without having to stop running. This is huge. It’s been longer since I can remember … Continue reading

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Still Better & Building

I could not get out for a run on Saturday or Sunday. But, I went for a 5K run this morning after breakfast. Strange weather: Foggy, cool, slight breeze – yet, fairly humid. I got to the 2.7 mile mark … Continue reading

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A Little Bit Better

After not running for 64 days, today, after breakfast, I went running for the second day in a row. The weather was perfect. I got to the 2.4 mile mark of the 5K route before having to break down into … Continue reading

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First Run In A Long Time

Today, I went for a 5K run after breakfast. It’s been 64 days since I last went for a run. And, I had no expectations heading into this one. Funny, even though it’s been so long and I have allowed … Continue reading

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If I Could Run 600 Miles

It’s been forever since I have been running. And, it’s been longer than that since I was running well. Every time I see someone running, I feel terrible. I want to be running again. Last night, I came up with … Continue reading

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Workout – 3/11/15

I went for a 5K run after breakfast today. Yesterday, my legs were “I can barely walk” sore. Today, they were a little better – but still very sore. Yet, I pushed myself to get out there this morning. I … Continue reading

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Workout – 3/9/15

I went for a 5K run before lunch today. It’s been 3 months since my last run. Three months since my wife’s second surgery. And, it was warm and sunny outside for the first time since anyone can remember. Basically, … Continue reading

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My 15th “5K” Race (Ever)

I did it again.  This is the 4th 5K race in a row – although my first race in 11 months – where I could not run the whole thing.  Towards the end of this one, I want to say … Continue reading

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Workout – 10/3/14

Today is a huge milestone. I went for a 5K run after breakfast and ran the whole 3.1 miles.  I cannot remember the last time that happened.  Could be a year…maybe/probably longer. It was hard – and I had to … Continue reading

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My 14th “5K” Race (Ever)

I ran a very hard 5K race today. It’s full of hills. This is the 3rd time I have run this race. And, I failed. Twice, I had to break down into a walk. I was simply going too fast. … Continue reading

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My 5K Race Time History

I have run twelve 5K races in the last 23 months (since I started running). Below are my GPS times for each race: 5K Race Minutes Seconds 1st 26 35 2nd 25 31 3rd 25 34 4th 24 40 5th … Continue reading

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My 11th “5K” Race (Ever)

I did well this morning. There were only 74 runners in the race – and most of them were running with dogs. But, I finished third overall. That’s a first for me. Also per the results, I finished 3rd out … Continue reading

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My 10th “5K” Race (Ever)

My worst race ever. I hit the wall about 2 miles in and then had to walk/jog the rest of the way. How embarrassing! My time, per my Forerunner was 28:01. Ugh. It was really hot out there and I … Continue reading

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My Race History

Here is the history of my race running, to date, including yesterday: Date 11/27/11 12/11/11 3/25/12 4/15/12 4/22/12 Age In Race 49 49 49 49 49 Total In Race 317 615 206 418 908 Total Men In Race 138 283 … Continue reading

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My 9th “5K” Race (Ever)

Like I said, I am calling this one a 5K.  And, the results are now in… There were 274 runners in the race – and I finished 67th overall. Also per the results, I finished 45th out of the 135 … Continue reading

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Race Failure

Well, I ran my race today – sorta/kinda.  This is the worst I have ever done in a race – and it is embarrassing. It was windy out there – very, very, windy. The race was a “3 mile” there … Continue reading

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Pre-Race Concerns

In 90 minutes, I will be running a 3-mile race down by the beach.  It’s been 9 days since I last went for a run.  And, I’m in the tail end of a very bad cold. This is going to … Continue reading

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