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Hurry Home 405!

I sent my Garmin Forerunner 405 off to Garmin land for repair today and I won’t see it for a couple of weeks. I do this with great trepidation knowing that I must go it alone for a while. I love my Garmin for a multitude of reasons: 1) it gives incredibly accurate information and feedback from my runs. 2) I am able to download my runs to Garmin Connect… Read More »Hurry Home 405!

Winter Running Tips OR How the C.A.T. System Saved Me Again!

It almost happened on today’s run. A storm blew in early this morning and we received about 3 inches of snow. Once again the roads were snow packed, slippery and just plain pretty messy.  “Three inches,” you say, “that’s nothing.” In the big winter storm picture, you would be right.  Here in Colorado, however, I would rather get two feet than two to six inches. When snow is measured in… Read More »Winter Running Tips OR How the C.A.T. System Saved Me Again!

Was There Some Game On Today?

The results are in…. it was a great weekend for sports. Well…. my sport. Shalane Flanagan dominates at the US Cross Country Championships, Jenny Simpson shows great early season form at the New Balance Grand Prix, Russell Brown whips a field of elite milers and Brent Vaughn shows daring and toughness in San Diego. And the best part was we could watch all of it (and several other races to… Read More »Was There Some Game On Today?

Pressing On…

This is supposed to be a build up week at roughly 65 miles. Last week was “recovery.”  I carefully placed the word recovery in quotes because, as is often the case, last weeks recovery week was the time when the downside of the three previous weeks reared its ugly head. What I mean by that is that last week, the dents and dings began showing up. A slightly sore hip… Read More »Pressing On…


Today’s run set a new standard for BRRRness this year. Began my run at -11ºF with -28ºF wind chill. It ended at -9ºF and -30ºF. Somehow that’s not the progression I was hoping for. Nonetheless, 8 miles down. I’m either very tough, stupid or bored (probably d: all of the above).  All in all, it wasn’t that bad. My nose got a little cold during a bit of headwind running… Read More »BRRRRR!

Pre Week Got Me Thinking!

Steve Prefontaine Running Heroes: The Early Years Last week was PreWeek. In celebration of what would have been Steve Prefontaine’s 60th birthday, there has been a week long celebration of sorts at Some good stuff. Pre’s was/is alot of runner’s hero (or at least one of them). I fall into that group as well. Before Pre, however, I had some other “favorite” runners that I looked up to with… Read More »Pre Week Got Me Thinking!

Five Weeks to Go!

Today’s weather rudely broke our little string of springlike weather here on the Front Range of Colorado. Friday it had been close to 70 degrees (67, I think) and the days book-ending it were in the mid to upper fifties. Last night, however, winter returned. Today is very windy with annoying little flurries blowing around and tomorrow it’s supposed to be extremely cold.  Normally I don’t gripe about the weather… Read More »Five Weeks to Go!

Chicked Again!

Well, it happened. I got chicked today during my run.  I was deep in thought cruising through the middle miles of a five mile recovery run and WHOOSH – she flew by! I’ve seen her before on the trail; lean, fast, usually sporting a top from the most recent triathlon. I should be outraged, embarrassed and hell-bent on revenge. Then there is d) none of the above. For a guy… Read More »Chicked Again!

Gu Be Gone!

Several issues grew out of today’s 20 mile run.  First and foremost, it’s over and I am pretty happy about that. Five minutes faster than last week with the same heart rate average. It was also the culmination of a 72 mile week. With my last three weeks being 62, 67, and 72, the coming 40-45 mile recovery week is being looked at longingly. After the recovery week, three more… Read More »Gu Be Gone!

Discretion is the Better Part of Something…

My usually stubborn, inflexible self, gave way to the wisdom of my years today. I moved my 20 mile run until tomorrow. I’d like to say it was purely a logical, practical matter but it was not. It was much more a climactic matter. Today’s winds were around 20 to 25  MPH, gusting to 30 to 35 and coming pretty much straight from the Northwest. Translated: roughly 16 miles of… Read More »Discretion is the Better Part of Something…