March 2011

Ham, Eggs and Martin Price

I was three-quarters of the way through my core exercises yesterday morning when the phone rang. Reluctantly as you can imagine, I lifted my carcass from the floor and crankily gathered my phone. “Hello?” I said. Then the voice…. It was Martin Price from somethingsomethingsomething.org who was letting me know that as a CRS, I was entitled to 100 late mortgage payer leads. The problem was it wasn’t Martin Price,… Read More »Ham, Eggs and Martin Price

It Was 40 Years Ago Today…..

Sgt Pepper may have taught the band to play 20 years ago, but if you double that you’ll find an event of greater significance (at least for me). It was forty years ago: March 27, 1971 that six daring youths from Wayne State University set out to run from the campus in downtown Detroit to the Mackinac Bridge, what we charted as being 337 miles. What began as a goofy… Read More »It Was 40 Years Ago Today…..

Windy Long Run!

Thirteen days have passed since I ran the Napa Valley Marathon. Seemed like enough time has passed to go out for an easy long run. I chose today for two reasons: yesterday and tomorrow. Yesterday the wind was blowing between 20-25 miles an hour. I hate the wind. Tomorrow the forecast says we will have winds between 20-25 miles an hour. I will still hate the wind tomorrow. SO, I… Read More »Windy Long Run!

March Madness Hits the Running World!

Talk about March Madness! Basketball? Oh no, never saw a dribble or a dunk Sunday. It’s 5:30 am. I’m wide awake and glued to the New York Road Runners live video stream of the NYC Half Marathon. Great races on both sides of the gender world. Galen Rupp and Mo Farah dueling with Gebre Gebremariam down the riverfront of New York. Kara Goucher taking on the Kenyan women. Kara placed… Read More »March Madness Hits the Running World!

“Perhaps We Can Find New Ways to Motivate Them!”

Okay, this has nothing to do with Star Wars, but that’s one of my favorite Darth Vader quotes… I began running in 1966, the same year Bob Anderson began publishing the Distance Running News (which later gave way to Runners World). If you were looking for stories about other runners or reports on races, it was the DRN and Track and Field News and that was about it (and even… Read More »“Perhaps We Can Find New Ways to Motivate Them!”

Tempo Run! OR Where’s Tudor Bompa When I Need Him?

Yesterday I did a tempo run at Wash Park. It was the first real tempo run I had done in at least ten years.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve run at tempo, with tempo and to a tempo in the last decade. What I haven’t done is an official tempo run. Perhaps, I could explain. (By the way, read no further unless you have an interest in training theory and… Read More »Tempo Run! OR Where’s Tudor Bompa When I Need Him?

YIKES! This is all it took?

My phone says it’s 72 degrees outside. All I can really tell you is it’s better than that – it’s GORGEOUS out there. The beauty of Colorado in the spring is the coupling of winter and summer into one month. We call it March. One day cold, maybe with some snow; two days later 70+. Well, today 72 saved me. Since the Napa Valley Marathon ten days ago, I have… Read More »YIKES! This is all it took?

What’s Next?

With the Napa Valley Marathon merely a fuzzy reflection in the rear view mirror (6 whole days ago), I suppose it is time for some careful, yet non-committal planning for what’s next. In high school and college, the what’s next dilemma was never a dilemma. When you ran a race, the next race was the next race and then the next one was the one after that and then you… Read More »What’s Next?

So Fragile…

Sally Meyerhoff was killed yesterday in a cycling accident. She was, from what I have read in her blog, excitedly training for her new adventure as a professional triathlete. What follows is one of the last paragraphs written in Sally Meyerhoff’s blog on Sunday. You can read it all at http://runsalm3.blogspot.com/2011/03/way-overdue.html, along with many of Sally’s other writings in her blog Run Sal. “I cannot express how HAPPY I am… Read More »So Fragile…

So Fragile…

Sally Meyerhoff was killed yesterday in a cycling accident. She was, from what I have read in her blog, excitedly training for her new adventure as a professional triathlete. What follows is one of the last paragraphs written in Sally Meyerhoff’s blog on Sunday. You can read it all at http://runsalm3.blogspot.com/2011/03/way-overdue.html, along with many of Sally’s other writings in her blog Run Sal. “I cannot express how HAPPY I am… Read More »So Fragile…