After my disappointing performance at the Boston Marathon this April, I knew I wanted to get another chance to run Boston, and, hopefully, get a little revenge on that particular course! I don’t think I was home more than a few days before I started to look for a marathon in August or very early […]Read More Humboldt Bay Marathon – another BQ!
When your strength trainer throws down a gauntlet about running a 10K, you do it. Ready or not, you do it. Had fun at a local 10K that supports injured and fallen firefighters. Managed to squeeze out a PR at the 10K distance while I was at it. And, an age group win! As I […]Read More Livermore Hook & Ladder 10K
I started running in September of 2009, and, like many other runners, my first foray was less than impressive. Struggling to run for 60 seconds in row is a memory I’ll never lose. Nine weeks later, I ran my first 5K, and, for the first time, I actually enjoyed the run. 6 weeks after that, […]Read More Boston Marathon 2017 – Love and Heartbreak
After taking some time off from running at the end of the year last year, I’ve been training again in earnest for a couple of months. I’ve been traveling a lot more for my job than I have in the past, so I’ve been keeping extra busy. Marathon training has been squeezed into every nook […]Read More Modesto Half Marathon: a Boston tuneup
About a month ago, my younger son suffered a concussion during a freshman football game. After finally recovering and being medically cleared to go back to football, this happens in his very first practice back. On the upside, I’m pretty sure the screw they had to put in makes him legally bionic.Read More My son is bionic
We got a puppy. And I just can’t …Read More Hello, Duke
I am still in total disbelief. After a few years of trying, and many failures along the way, I finally did it. I just qualified for Boston! And I think I did it with enough time to spare that I’ll actually get in the race. I ran a 3:18:48 and the qualification standard is 3:25:00. […]Read More Avenue of the Giants Marathon – BQ (finally)!
It’s no secret that I have been training for the last couple of years in hopes of running a Boston-qualifying time in the marathon. My dream, which once seemed completely out of reach, is to qualify, then run the Boston Marathon. I’ve had any number of failures along the way, but I’m sticking with my […]Read More New goals for Avenue of the Giants
Over the past 14 weeks, I’ve been training for a May 1 marathon (the Avenue of the Giants Marathon), where I hope to finally qualify for Boston. At my age, that means running a 3:25:00 which works out to a 7:49/mile average pace. As I do every marathon training cycle, I scheduled a “fitness test” […]Read More A new half marathon PR