Movie Quote Thursday – Summer Vacation

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Today’s Topic: Summer Vacation “Where are you planning to go on your summer vacation?” I’ve asked that question a lot lately; it’s a great conversation opener. To be fair, not everybody has the luxury of possessing both the finances and the time to plan for a summer vacation. After all, the United States is the […]

Hurt or Injured?

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  So yesterday was a “peak” running day. Michelle (not her real name) has been training hard for 15 weeks. The idea was to start at basically no regular or sustained running mileage, and complete the training to attempt a 50-mile run in only 24 weeks – an aggressive undertaking. We have focused on building […]

Running, Not Racing

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  Running, Not Racing Running a half-marathon is a major accomplishment. We are getting ready to run – not race – one tomorrow, in Lake Tahoe, so there will be plenty of altitude and hills. I am getting a special kick out of the fact that the half-marathon is just a training run. Imagine that […]

Running a 50-miler: Pacing

Pacing The weekly cumulative mileage goals to build to a 50-mile run over a 24-week period are noted below. We are in the 12th week. All but a very few of the 150 runs have but one purpose: to build our aerobic engine. Back in the day, we called this “LSD” – no, not the […]

Movie Quote Thursday – Potential

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  Today’s Topic: Potential Can you imagine that we are nearly half way through 2017 already? My inclination is to whine about how time is flying by way too fast, but instead, I’m going to choose a more productive perspective: that of how much time is left this year to begin to accomplish something great. […]

Movie Quote Thursday – Madness

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Today’s Topic: Madness If you’re in to this sort of thing, March Madness is here. If you’re a sports nut, there’s almost nothing better because the excitement lasts for a few weeks as 68 teams compete to become the best NCAA basketball team in the country. The tournament is never without drama and surprise. If […]