A Quicker Run – RunLog 3-18-17

Yes, yesterday’s day off was definitely needed and the legs, body and mind all felt better as a result. Which meant that I wanted to get the Vazee Rush v2’s out for a quicker run down to Pepin and see how they performed off the treadmill, but not anything at race pace – my body ain’t ready for that yet.

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Of course, Bennie was ready to run and would have been a real pissant if I had left him behind after not too many runs this week. Yeah, he went along or is that he lead most of the way.

I worked on my mechanics until we started down the Bitch, just to get used to the feel of the V/Rush v2’s outside. I know that I run differently outside than I do on the treadmill and I needed to get used to the Rush since they have about half the drop that I have been running in recently. Continue reading

The Weather – It Is What It Is

Over the last week, you might have heard me spit and sputter a bit about the weather again. It is called whining and bitchin about the weather and I am an expert at it.

This winter has been one of “those” winters where we have had 3 major snowstorms, an ice storm, more than a few smaller snowstorms and lots of cold days – you know the kind of weather you expect if you live in Maine.

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From the January Storm

However, since the Weather has become big business and prime time infotainment, it almost seems as though we have had the worst winter ever – every winter, hell let’s be real – every storm, if you listen to certain channels or weather reporters.

Reporting on the weather has become so much hype and hoopla that a pretty normal winter, seems a LOT worse than it actually has been. Yeah, getting storms with 16, 30 and 19 inches of snow are a pain in the arse to deal with during and after they are over, but nothing new around heah. We might whine a little while they are going on and when we are cleaning up Continue reading