Category Archives: Running

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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Getting Some Perspective – Running From Work

Thirteen years ago, I used to live in another state.  Where I lived, there was a ferry service that many people took to work.  And, there were different ways to get to the ferry:  Car, bus or train. Twenty years … Continue reading

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Running With Earbuds

Some information on this via Bob Both – The use of headphones while running seems to be more and more poular in training runs and races. The use of headphones while running has advocates and detractors. Listening to music on … Continue reading

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Workout – 12/18/12

Despite my legs being very sore today, I went for a run at 5:12 PM after my workday from home.  And, the plan was to run 5 miles.  (I even mapped out a route before I left my house.)  But, … Continue reading

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My 8th 5K Race (Ever)

So much for my pre-race fears this morning about the course, weather, etc. Today, I ran in my 8th 5K race in the past year.  It’s also the 8th 5K race that I have ever run.  (I’ve only been running … Continue reading

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Pre-Race Fears

In less three hours, the starting gun will fire for my 5K race today. This course is a killer – monster hills.  Last year, I ran it – and it was my first 5K ever – and I did it … Continue reading

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5 Days Until I Turn 50

I went for a run at 9:30 AM today. It was very quiet on the streets. I guess everyone is inside cooking and/watching the parade. I went into this one with the mindset that I wanted to run fast. I … Continue reading

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16 Days Until My Next 5K Race

I am really looking forward to my next 5K race. This is the same one that I did one year ago – which was my first 5K race, ever.  It’s a tough route with monster hills.  But, I think I … Continue reading

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19 Days Until I Turn 50

I went for a run tonight before dinner.  It was dark and cold out there at the start (with a RealFeel® Temp of 37° F). I decided to take my “harder” 5K route with the big hill and then branch … Continue reading

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Born To Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, And The Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

For the last few days, I have been reading Christopher McDougall’s book “Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen.” I’m very late to the party on this one – as it … Continue reading

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Gee, Thanks Sandy…Not!

I was supposed to run a 5K race tomorrow. But, I just got an email that said: By order of the city, we have just been notified that all special events including the 5K are cancelled. There will be a … Continue reading

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My New Asics

Since July of last year, I’ve been wearing a pair of ASICS GEL-3030 when I go running. But, since the bottoms of them are really worn out now, 20 days ago, I went and got a new pair of running … Continue reading

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My 7th 5K Race (Ever)

I got over my fears this morning and ran my 5K race today. It was hard.  I did great, for me, over the first two miles – hitting that marker at 16:00.  But, there were more hills in this one … Continue reading

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Pre Race Jitters

A little later today, I will be running in a local 5K race. I got up at 6 AM to have breakfast.  It’s now 7 AM.  And, I will be leaving in about an hour. I’ve run six other 5K … Continue reading

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41 Days Until I Turn 50

I never did get to the gym on Monday night – since my son had a Little League game after work.  And, yesterday, I just caved after I got home from work.  There’s something about the workday in the office … Continue reading

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Not Bad For An Old Guy & Newbie Runner

One year and seven months ago, shortly after turning age 48, I completed the C25K program.  Before that time, I never “ran” in my whole life. Eight and a half months later, I ran my first 5K race. And, since … Continue reading

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My 6th 5K Race (Ever)

The rain held up and it was a decent  morning for my 5K race today. My time for the race was 25 minutes and 22 seconds on my GPS and 25 minutes and 26 seconds on the race clock. I was … Continue reading

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6th 5K Race Tomorrow

Tomorrow will be my 6th 5K race (ever).  It’s been a long time since my last 5K race – which was 5 1/2 months ago.  (I ran my first one, ever, about 10 months ago.) The weather looks bad: Cloudy, … Continue reading

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58 Days Until I Turn 50

I never did get to the gym yesterday.  I took my kids to our town fair and was cooked after that – too much on the hay fever. Today, I took my daughter to an NFL game.  And, afterwards, I … Continue reading

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64 Days Until I Turn 50

I never did get to the gym on Saturday.  Instead, I ended up doing things around the house in the morning and then throwing batting practice to my son, for about 45 minutes, before his Little League practice.  And, once … Continue reading

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Upcoming Race

I ended up registering for that race I thought about two weeks ago. It’s 20 days from today.  So, that gives me three weeks to get myself into gear for this one. Last year, there were 379 people who ran … Continue reading

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Time For Another 5K Race?

It’s been about 4 1/2 months since I last ran a 5K race.  And, it’s been a while since I have been about to run 3.1 miles without stopping – probably close to three months. In any event, there’s a … Continue reading

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