Hurt or Injured?


  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


  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 – Resolutions


As always, here is my year-end Movie Quote Thursday discussing “resolutions.” The most popular New Year’s Resolutions are: Lose weight Volunteer to help others Quit smoking Improve my education Get a better job Save money Get fit Eat healthy Manage stress Manage debt If we embark on a path to take our New Year’s resolutions […]

Movie Quote Thursday – Multi-tasking


  Okay, so I’ve read plenty of articles and sat through several seminars in which the topic of “multi-tasking” was examined. I don’t remember all of the details behind the conclusions presented by the authors and presenters, but I do remember two of the main conclusions: 1) Men aren’t wired to be able to multi-task, […]

Movie Quote Thursday – Summertime


Movie Quote Thursday – Summertime What’s your favorite time of the year? For me it’s summertime –– late June through the end of August. Although the summertime weeks go by in a blur, the days seem to last forever; a few more hours of daylight have an exponential affect on my levels of harmony, calmness, […]