Strides, Gloom, and a Memory — October 21, 2021

Once or twice a week, even while doing a base training block, I enjoy doing some faster stuff as well. Nothing too hard, long or fast, but some work to stretch the legs a little, to remind them that they can still zip along when necessary. Plus, I wanted to get the Magic Speeds out and see if they felt any different from what they … Continue reading Strides, Gloom, and a Memory — October 21, 2021

Simplifying — Yes, Simplifying My Running

Over the past few months, I have noticed that my running, along with other parts of my life, have experienced the dreaded complexity creep and that I have been comparing my running to what others are doing — too much. Be forewarned that this is a fairly long essay, if you choose to read it. I think we all know what the comparison trap is, … Continue reading Simplifying — Yes, Simplifying My Running

Brrrr, Gotta Get Used to It — October 19, 2021

It was 36 degrees when I did Bennie’s first walk this morning — that is getting chilly, plus the windchill was a bit uncomfortable, and he decided that sitting in the chair was a much better idea. Can’t say that I blamed him. By the time I got out to run, the temps had crept up a bit to 44 degrees on our thermometer and … Continue reading Brrrr, Gotta Get Used to It — October 19, 2021

First Run ASICS GlideRide v1 — Pair #2–October 15, 2021

Have you ever had a pair of running shoes that you got rid of and know that you made a mistake? For me, the ASICS GlideRide v1’s are that running shoe and I have been looking for the right deal (price) to get another pair to see if it was me or if it was the shoes for a while. I wander around on eBay … Continue reading First Run ASICS GlideRide v1 — Pair #2–October 15, 2021

Shorts & T-shirt Kind of Day — October 14, 2021

After yesterday’s Fall Foliage drive up to Greenville and 250+ miles later, I was rather tired last night, and it carried over to this morning as well. Everything felt exhausted, even though all I did was drive yesterday. The mental aspect of having to stay pretty much focused for the better part of almost eight hours on back roads and a few roads I hadn’t … Continue reading Shorts & T-shirt Kind of Day — October 14, 2021

Disappointing Marathon Coverage — October 11, 2021

Yes, I watched Boston and loved that Albertson took a chance and ran his race. No, he didn’t win and flamed out to finish 10th, but he made numerous fans during his Boston Marathon attempt. I don’t believe and based on his interview after, he didn’t either, that if he had stayed with the pack, he would have had as much of a chance as … Continue reading Disappointing Marathon Coverage — October 11, 2021

First Run, Karhu Ikoni 2020 — October 8, 2020

My easy 5.0-mile run was a nice introduction to the Karhu Ikoni 2020. I got them through eBay to be my easy day and longer run shoes. They did what they were supposed to do, be comfortable while running and had decent traction. Karhu Ikoni 2020 The Ikoni runs lighter than the 11.1 ounces (ca. 420 gram) they came in at, are firmer than the … Continue reading First Run, Karhu Ikoni 2020 — October 8, 2020