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Now comes the hard part...
Monday, May 18, 2015      1 comments

When you have SMART goals (Specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, time-related), like "reach 170 pounds by the first of June", it is a fairly easy goal to track. Am I on a glide-path to get to that goal? If I need to lose 20 pounds and h... Read more
Met my three month goal
Monday, March 30, 2015      2 comments

On January 1, I set a goal to get into the 170's by my birthday (4/1). I started at 202 and hit 178.7 this morning - a week early. It is very satisfying to set a long-term goal and reach it. My other long-term goal is to have 300 "gol... Read more
New PB for 10 Miler
Sunday, March 23, 2014      1 comments

Today I wanted to see if I could do a 10 miler at a 9:00 pace. I ran all 10 miles at around 8:55. My last mile was 8:15, so I was able to finish strong. I am hoping my next 20 mile run can be at 9:15 miles and maybe the last one before the mar... Read more
New Personal Best for 8 Mile Run
Friday, March 21, 2014      2 comments

I was feeling a bit upbeat today, so I went for a new PB on my Friday 8-mile run. My old best time was 1:06:34. Today I ran a 1:04:50. I actually ran 1:05:45 but found that I ran and extra lap (1/11 mile), so I backed out the 55 seconds per l... Read more
20 miler in the bag
Sunday, March 16, 2014      0 comments

Today I did my longest run I will do in my training. I ran 20 miles in 3:12:15. The best part was that my mile times were consistent. I started at 9:15 and slowed down on purpose to 9:20's. I held in the range of 9:15 to 9:50 at the worst. I... Read more
Tempo run update
Saturday, March 15, 2014      0 comments

My tempo runs are now over 7 MPH. I am completing 8 mile runs in the 1:06 range. My best time is 1:06:34. I am trying to get miles 4/5/6 up. I tend to be at 8:15 miles for the first three then I drop off to 8:35 or so, but can finish a bit s... Read more
Longest run of the year.
Monday, February 10, 2014      5 comments

Yesterday, I ran my longest distance ever - 16 miles in 2:36:04. I am training for a marathon at the end of May. If this old body hangs in there, I think the mind is willing. My goal on long runs is 6 MPH (10 min/mile). Tempo runs are at 6.7... Read more