Marathon vs 5k

5mi. There will be a time when I can't run on a private track, shower on premise, and walk barefoot across perfectly manicured fairway-grade lawn to stretch out my toes. But that's not today! I have been in marathon training for months. That means plenty of runs, never that fast, but no true speed or … Continue reading Marathon vs 5k

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Boston Marathon 2019

Blog reading made easy - for those not interested in the detailed blow-for-blow on the day's race, here's how I tally the events that led to a 9-minute PR on the Boston course. This was my best of 47 prior marathons. Here's why: I followed a well-structured plan for four months (Hanson's Marathon Method)I kept … Continue reading Boston Marathon 2019

2019 A1A Marathon

After last year's stomach problems, I was due to solve the issues and have a good race this time. Running on the Presenting Sponsor's team, Colavita, meant we had a nice dinner Friday night and packet pickup was done for me beforehand. Since the past three times I drove in bad traffic to get to … Continue reading 2019 A1A Marathon

Long Run Palm Beach Island

15mi. I started at 6 am at Patti's store. A few others came, including one of the participant's from yesterday's "Pedal For Beers" event. The recommended route for Sunday morning goes over the middle bridge and wanders North on Palm Beach Island. You run to the very end and then take the Lake Trail back … Continue reading Long Run Palm Beach Island

80% effort on the track

6.5 mi. I arrived early today since this week I should have 65-70 miles done. I did 2.5 warmup with Seth and Aldo, then the track intervals. Only 6 of us this morning, probably a good late summer week for people to take vacations... 2.5 mi warmup on Grandiflora Rd 100m w/100m recovery 100m w/100m recovery … Continue reading 80% effort on the track