You Get What You Need – Thursday – July 29, 2021

How am I feeling today? It is nice outside, and I feel a bit sore in the hamstrings from Tuesday’s track workout. A little of that Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) that is so wonderful. Otherwise, I seem to have at least half a brain and know that I don’t have to mow the lawn again until next week, which is a good thing. I … Continue reading You Get What You Need – Thursday – July 29, 2021

Strides – Thursday – July 22, 2021

How am I feeling today? Okay, I would rather that circumstance had let me go on the trip/vacation that I have been looking forward to for several months. However, with the rising number of COVID hospitalizations, I chose to cancel my trip and am good with that decision. It doesn’t mean that I am not a bit frustrated or down about not seeing loved ones, … Continue reading Strides – Thursday – July 22, 2021

Longer – Saturday – June 19, 2021

Today’s Running Focus Enjoy the run Planned Workout Description:  Workout: Stryd 5K Plan – Week 1, Day 6 60:00 minute long run Purpose: The long run is a main staple in training and is your longest continuous effort in the training week. The goal for this run is to practice extending duration and increasing your time spent running. Over the course of the training plan … Continue reading Longer – Saturday – June 19, 2021

Easy Day & New Shoes – Wednesday – June 16, 2021

Today’s Running Focus Keep the Easy Day Easy How Am I Feeling This Morning? Pretty good, the sun is shining, the Achilles is not bothering me nearly as much as I thought it might when I ended the run yesterday, and today is an easy day, so I am going to try to keep it that way. Planned Workout Description:  Workout: Stryd 5K – Week … Continue reading Easy Day & New Shoes – Wednesday – June 16, 2021

RunLog – Saturday – June 5, 2021

Today’s Focus Heat Acclimatization Planned Workout Description:  Workout: Intro to Stryd Day 6 – 30:00  Purpose: Recovery Run After yesterday’s easy run and 2.5 hours of lawn mowing, a recovery run sounds really great. However, it will be hot today and even hotter tomorrow (I mean the first week of June and 80*F weather in Maine???). So I will probably run down towards Wildwood at … Continue reading RunLog – Saturday – June 5, 2021

Saturday – May 29, 2021

Today’s Focus Stay warm Planned Workout Description:  Workout: 10×3:00-minute run, with 1:00 minute recoveries Purpose: To see what shape I am in; I will probably run really easy on as many of the recoveries as possible to see how my conditioning is and how the Achilles is holding up to the load past 30:00 minutes. Warm-up:  100-ups   Run #1 Course: Howard-Town Office-Howard Type: Run/Walk Distance: 4.8 Duration: … Continue reading Saturday – May 29, 2021

Thursday – May 27, 2021

Today’s Focus Don’t get too frazzled. It will be one of those days, errands in town, construction on the house, attempting to get a good run-in, doing all the non-running routine to help my running. Then ensuring that TheWife gets her run-in and outside stuff done, getting the final load of firewood into the truck for them to deliver to their friend who needs it. … Continue reading Thursday – May 27, 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