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Facing failure
Wednesday, October 14, 2015      16 comments

The 2015 Chicago Marathon is over and I didn't do well at all. I had to bail at 18 miles and take a DNF, my first, and it sucks. My cold or whatever had started to come back on Friday and Bossdear told me to just stay home, but of course I could... Read more
Blogging for the points
Wednesday, October 07, 2015      8 comments

The weather is looking really good for this Sundays Chicago marathon. I'm getting anxious to meet up with my 40,000 racing buddies. I hope they are wearing name tags. At my age I have a hard time remembering them all. ... Read more
Ready as can be
Tuesday, October 06, 2015      11 comments

I'll be running the Chicago Marathon this coming Sunday. This will be my second time running Chicago, and my 4th marathon overall. Training has gone well and I'm feeling confident that I will have a successful race. The Kenyans do NOT need to be... Read more
Chicago Marathon race report, finally
Saturday, October 19, 2013      31 comments

My day started at 3:30AM. I had gone to bed reasonably early the night before and was able to get seven hours of relatively uninterrupted sleep. I had my usual protein shake and a banana for breakfast and after a quick check of the weather I st... Read more
Rockford Half Marathon race report
Tuesday, May 21, 2013      19 comments

This race seemed to be jinxed from the start. I signed up for this race because, even though it was a 70 mile drive from my house, it offered race day packet pickup, so I would need to make only one trip. I originally had signed up for and ... Read more
Running in the snow......is HARD!!!
Saturday, February 23, 2013      22 comments

My current training plan called for a 13 mile run this morning. Having recently survived a 12 mile run on the treadmill and not enjoying the experience all that much, I was determined to do this one outside. At 23F, the temperature was reasonabl... Read more
A very small minority
Wednesday, February 20, 2013      18 comments

My Spark buddy BOILHAM and I are always commenting about runners who start the sport at an advanced age and how few of us there are. Here is some data that illustrates just how small our group is. While registering for the Chicago Marathon,... Read more
The honesty of running
Saturday, February 16, 2013      22 comments

There are many reasons why I like running. The health benefits are a large part of it, of course, but I like the simplicity of it and the way it makes me feel both while I’m doing it and after it’s over. I like that I can run just about any time... Read more
Year end cheat blog
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      5 comments

Rather than bore everyone with my own summary of the events of the past year, I'm including a link to Dave Barrys year in review. It's rather a long read, but it is entertaining, to say the least. www.washingtonpost.com/l
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My racing year
Sunday, December 16, 2012      16 comments

I know the year is not yet over, but with only a little more than 2 weeks left, and no more races planned, I think I can safely post this now. I started running in January of 2011. I ran my first 5K in mid April of that year and ran 6 more ... Read more
A few pictures from this mornings run
Wednesday, December 05, 2012      19 comments

I actually started a blog to go along with the pictures, but it seemed to be rambling all over the place, so I'll just include the pictures and be done with it. These are shots of a small section of the running/bicycle path in Busse Woods F... Read more
Chasing the Frozen Turkey, a race report
Sunday, November 25, 2012      11 comments

Before I go out for a run, I always go online to check the weather; the temperature so I know how to dress, and the wind speed and direction so I know which way to start my run. If I’m heading for a race, I look at both the real temperature, and... Read more
Advice for runners who like race pictures
Monday, November 19, 2012      9 comments

Many races now use timing chips that are attached to the race bib. It is advised that the bib be worn where it is visible and uncovered or the chip may not work. And we all know how much racers like to have an accurate race time. But anothe... Read more
History lessons
Sunday, November 04, 2012      10 comments

There was an article in last months issue of Runners World that really struck a chord with me. The article has now been posted on their web site and I am including a link. If you are a runner, I hope you find reading it as enjoyable as I did. ... Read more
Blogging for points
Thursday, November 01, 2012      9 comments

I just realized I can get 3 points for a blog as opposed to 1 point for updating my status. I might just limit my status to wheel spin results and put all the other tidbits into blogs. So, without further ado, here is my status.....I mea... Read more

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