10K and the Booster — November 2, 2021

Yesterday, was one of those days that started out “interesting”, got a good run in, went to Togus to get the Moderna booster, and after that, the day dissolved into lethargy. Still, given the opportunity, I would do it all again. Which means that it was a good day. I had planned on heading into Augusta and doing some informal fartlek work on the Rail … Continue reading 10K and the Booster — November 2, 2021

Double-Digit Long Run — October 30, 2021

I haven’t run this far since September 2019, more than two years ago. Getting an 11.0-mile run done this year was a big boost to my confidence. Especially, since I have been struggling to get to 8.0-miles for quite a while, with all that left Achilles fun that has plagued me since March. Actually, the plan today was to run 8.0-miles, and I would have … Continue reading Double-Digit Long Run — October 30, 2021

Holy Wind Tunnel and more Decisions — October 28, 2021

Yes, the N’oreastah, mostly missed us, we got a bit of rain, a little wind and lost power for four minutes this morning. Nothing bad compared to down on the Cape and Boston area, which got hammered from what I have seen and read. We got lucky this time, but will get ours at some point in the not too distant future, I have a … Continue reading Holy Wind Tunnel and more Decisions — October 28, 2021

Rain and a Breeze — October 27, 2021

Just a bit breezy outside this morning and yes, the rain continued to come down pretty steadily. However, it is nothing serious like the images I was seeing and saw online from down Boston and Cape Cod way. They got hammered by the N’oreastah, we got lucky and just got the fringes stuff. Even so, I procrastinated getting out the door for my scheduled 6.0 … Continue reading Rain and a Breeze — October 27, 2021

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