Friday, August 28, 2009


Still pushing through this knee issue. Getting my speed back up for my shorter runs. No longer than six miles so far and averaging just over an 8 minute pace. Slowly coming back to form. That's a good thing. Got the bike fixed too so, going to start throwing some cross training in there as well. Weather is starting to cool down a little. Gotta love that. Now if we can just eliminate the mosquitoes.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Where have you ran?

I was thinking, there's a lot of talk about running the 50 marathons in all 50 states. I admire anyone who can do that. Me, i'm not so sure I'll ever reach that total. So, I am going to start keeping track of every state and country I have run in. So, let's see, so far I have run in two countries outside of the USA (Turkey and Panama), and 14 states (Ohio, California, Texas, NJ, Georgia, Mississippi, Tenn, Arkansas, Louisiana, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, and now I can add Maryland). Not all have been races but, I have enojoyed my runs in all these area. Taking in the local sights as I run. Where all have you run?

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Hit a couple three milers this week. Running outside, hot and humid. Got it in 23:47 today. Not to bad.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Switching Gears

Ok, deciding to get back into the game a little more slowly. Going to switch training and work towards the half marathon instead of the full. Still getting over the El Scorcho ordeal. I figure a slow road to recovery is better than going all out and trying to pick up to far ahead of where I am actually at.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Ok, getting back into the swing of things. I've run a couple six milers and five milers since the El Scorcho Tres. My knee seems to be doing ok. Picked up some new shoes. Asics Gel 1140. Love them. I have had a lot of trouble with getting enough cushoning for my forefoot. I found my shoe. Now I just need to get back to some good runs and getting my times down. I cancelled the Columbus Marathon for this year. Will shoot for it next year. I am going to run the Wynne Marathon. Hey, $25 for a full marathon. You can't beat it. Got Barrett Burns training with me, starting next week. He's going to run the marathon with me. Maybe we can convince Eric Rivera to run it with us. Deb, and some of the guys are talking about running the half. We should have a good turn out from the hometown boys. Will keep you posted on the training process. Plan on getting outside more often, and throwing some cross training in there as well.