Tale of Two Runners

One serious runner and one reluctant runner

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Pay Off

This week I returned to my regularly scheduled long run which was scheduled to be 14 miles with an interior goal of pushing towards goal pace for four miles late in the run.  After several workouts with wind in my… Continue Reading →

Things I Love – Gipis

Gipis is a running app that is a lot like having your very own running coach. Except that she doesn’t understand hills. I started using this app a few months ago. I liked it because it was pretty flexible, didn’t… Continue Reading →

Don’t Think, Just Run

Maybe my head hurts. The weather might be better tomorrow. I should have eaten a better lunch. If I wait until tomorrow, I can still get in all the workouts I need this week. There are a million minor excuses I… Continue Reading →


Today’s workout was brought to me by 10-20 mph headwinds.  Running today confirmed what I have believed for some time…our neighborhood is located inside a vortex. I was looking forward to the workout because it involved mile repeats at goal… Continue Reading →

Upcoming Races

If you’re like me, the ultimate motivation to get me to run (other than being chased by a masked man with a knife) is training for a race. Here’s what Chris and I have planned for Spring 2016… Tobacco Road… Continue Reading →

Superset Me

Great progress during today’s workout:  Supersets.  Supersets are a great way to train at several different race paces.  Although I’m not certain significant amounts of Supersets are essential in a marathon training program, I figure it can’t hurt to throw… Continue Reading →

Winter Wimp

I was supposed to run on Tuesday. I packed all of my running gear. I knew the weather report said the high was around 40. I pretended that wouldn’t bother me even though I knew it would. All day I… Continue Reading →

Creature of Habit

Today I decided to run using one of Jackie’s new found running apps.  Let me preface this by saying that I am a creature of habit.  I have taken great care in crafting my running plan based on previous plans’… Continue Reading →

Happy New Year

Ah, a new year. Time for a fresh start. Since Chris and I celebrated New Year’s Eve by dropping a couple hundred bucks on race registrations, I figured it was time to change from my nice and easy 10k training… Continue Reading →

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