361 Degree Flame — First Run — September 3, 2021

I have run in a lot of great running shoes this year, but none have brought the smile to my face the way the 361 Flames did this morning. The last time I had this kind of smile was when Sam W. let me try out his Nike VaporFly 4% back in May 2018. You can read about it here if you like. The Flame … Continue reading 361 Degree Flame — First Run — September 3, 2021

A Nice 10K — August 28, 2021

I went into Augusta and ran my Cony-Piggery 10K course in Fall-like conditions. It was glorious! I didn’t hurry and ran comfortably most of the run until I got over on Piggery Road, then I picked it up to see if I could better my Strava segment there. It didn’t happen, and I had to visit one of those blue boxes towards the last part … Continue reading A Nice 10K — August 28, 2021

Re-Emerging – Tuesday – June 8, 2021

Today’s Focus Run efficiently Planned Workout Description:  Workout: 30:00 Minute Recovery Run Purpose: To recover from the harder effort in yesterday’s run. It will be hotter and muggier than yesterday, so I need to run slow this morning, and I also will focus on running tall and landing quietly instead of slouching or slapping my feet. “Know what specific skills you are aiming to improve … Continue reading Re-Emerging – Tuesday – June 8, 2021

Moving Away from Running Shoe Reviews

During this latest Achilles injury, I have had time to think about my relationship with running shoes, writing reviews and I asked myself: Do I want to review running shoes on my blog? Should I run in as many different brands/styles of running shoes in the future? What brand has worked the best for me? What kind of running shoes do I run most comfortably … Continue reading Moving Away from Running Shoe Reviews

RunLog – Thursday – May 13, 2021

Planned Workout Description:  Do an easy 1-mile run to warm up and to see how the Achilles is progressing today. If the Achilles isn’t too grumpy, do 10 x 2:00 minutes running, with 2:00 minutes walking, with a 5:00 minute walking cool-down—easy effort level on the run portions. Warm-up: My minimum warm-up is the leg swing routine x 20, 40 air squats, 100-ups before running, and … Continue reading RunLog – Thursday – May 13, 2021

A Little Progress is Good News – RunLog 5/10/21

Today was my first run in quite a while. I ran for almost 25:00 consecutive minutes with just a short pause at the top of Stevens Hill to catch a breath before finishing where the tar starts about 200 yards from the upper gate. Which is progress! The leg is coming along slowly but surely, and I think that the ASICS Evoride 2s that I … Continue reading A Little Progress is Good News – RunLog 5/10/21

Run #2 in the Rehab Cycle – RunLog 4/26/21

The winds keep coming pretty steady around 20 mph, with gusts just a tad higher at times. I braved them to get out and do my 16 x 1:00 with 2:00 recoveries rehab workout this morning. I was looking forward to this run, so a bit of wind wouldn’t stop me from getting out the door, especially with the sun shining. However, I was happy … Continue reading Run #2 in the Rehab Cycle – RunLog 4/26/21

First Run New Balance 1080 v10 – RunLog 3/13/21

My first run in the New Balance 1080 v10 was this morning. So how did it go? Good is what I will say, just good. I am still recovering from the after-affects of the COVID-19 vaccination from Thursday and not back to 100% yet, but feeling a lot better than I did yesterday. So I was not 100% ready to run, but I couldn’t wait … Continue reading First Run New Balance 1080 v10 – RunLog 3/13/21