Spartans and 7.0 Miles Done – RunLog June 24, 2020

Reading Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield has been my main focus for the past couple of days. The harshness, brutality, simplicity, and yet complexity of life in that period, but countered by the humanness described by Pressfield keep bringing me back to it, when I should be doing other things. Reading it does make me wonder how or if I would have survived well … Continue reading Spartans and 7.0 Miles Done – RunLog June 24, 2020

45 Years a Coastie & No Track Tuesday – RunLog June 23, 2020

Sometimes I am my own worst enemy when it comes to publishing a post. Yesterday I started reading Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield and got lost in the book and forgot to get back to this post, which should have been published last night. Oh well…a good book is a good book. It does not seem possible but 45 years ago today, I enlisted … Continue reading 45 Years a Coastie & No Track Tuesday – RunLog June 23, 2020

First Run Mizuno Inspire 15 – RunLog June 22, 2020

I got a new pair of Mizuno Inspire 15s for Father’s Day and wanted to see how they compared to other Mizuno running shoes that I have run in over the years. The Run Planned run and focus: 4-5 miles at a comfortable pace and do my first run in the Inspire 15 through the dirt road down-back. Course: Lyons Road O/B to TOH Weather: … Continue reading First Run Mizuno Inspire 15 – RunLog June 22, 2020

Crappy Running Mechanics err Form – RunLog June 20, 2020

Yes, it is still warm outside and I almost decided not to run today after walking Bennie and sweating like a stuck pig. Fortunately, after I cooled off I decided to go ahead and just run comfortably while staying in the shade as much as possible. After the run was over I did video myself running and was dismayed at what I saw. I knew … Continue reading Crappy Running Mechanics err Form – RunLog June 20, 2020

Read the Books, Watch the Videos on Running

There is more to improving our running than “just” running and in my opinion at least is a necessary component – becoming more knowledgeable about running. This year I have made a point of re-reading and finding books or videos on running that I have not read or seen before from some of the better known running coaches and/or authors. One of the results of … Continue reading Read the Books, Watch the Videos on Running