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That old familiar soreness
Thursday, November 06, 2014      1 comments

A few days in and I can feel every muscle in my body as I move. My job involves a lot bending, squatting, twisting, so every little movement burns those sore muscles. It feels good, and reminds me of all the areas I was not working out while I w... Read more
Let's get going again.
Tuesday, November 04, 2014      0 comments

Clearly it's been a long time since I've been active on Spark. Last entry was 6 years ago! Time has been flying by. I have been active since then in real life just not here. I've just felt my workouts and training has lost focus in the last coup... Read more
Flying Pig Race Report
Thursday, May 08, 2008      0 comments

Sorry, I'm being kind of lazy. My race report is posted on my regular blog. I'm not reposting the entire entry here. It's all pretty with the photos over there. Check it out! abiker.blogspot.com/2008
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A Kind of Purgatory a.k.a. Taper
Sunday, April 27, 2008      1 comments

Here we are seven days away from the start of the Flying Pig Marathon. I've trained my mileage. I've finished my speed work. I've got my race day gear pretty much ready. I have a race day running plan and fueling plan in place. There is nothing ... Read more
Rat Race 5K Race Report
Sunday, April 20, 2008      1 comments

www.cinciratrace.org/ I've come to the conclusion that, for me, the 5K is one of the toughest mental races to PR in. There is very little room for error and very little room for doubts. You have 3.1 miles to run your fastes... Read more
Speed Training: Check
Wednesday, April 16, 2008      0 comments

I finished up my final session of speed training this morning at about 7:30 am. Write it down, check it off, I am done. Sweet. It's been 6 weeks of Yasso 800's once a week mostly on the hamster wheel at the gym. Each week I add one more 800 inte... Read more
34+18x2/20 = Awesome
Sunday, April 13, 2008      0 comments

It's all in the equation. It was an awesome weekend thanks to many different people and several great events. I turned 34 on Friday, which honestly who cares because didn't birthdays stop really mattering after you turn 21? It's the last birthda... Read more

Wednesday, April 09, 2008      0 comments

In my quests for running and riding faster and farther I sometimes forget the simple joy of riding or running without looking at the timer and worrying about stride, pedal stroke, cadence, posture, breathing and the laundry list of things to ... Read more
Heart Mini '08 - 2 Beats
Tuesday, April 01, 2008      2 comments

So often when I finish a race and have done well I temper my enthusiasm with little put downs that keep me from getting really excited about what I've accomplished. I did really well in that 5k, but if I would have just started out a little slow... Read more
"It's so da** hot. Milk was a bad choice"
Tuesday, March 25, 2008      1 comments

Aaah, the immortal words of Ron Burgundy. I think we can all learn something from his little nuggets of wisdom. You know what else is a bad choice? A couple of hours before a hard interval workout eating runny, scrambled eggs, bacon and biscuits... Read more
The Mental Game
Sunday, March 16, 2008      0 comments

I'm really surprised that I have not written about this aspect of running yet. I went back through some of my old entries and could not find anything. Certainly there is something buried in there somewhere for my marathon training last year. I'l... Read more
The Edge of Spring
Wednesday, March 12, 2008      1 comments

It's 40 degrees and sunny. It's 50 degress and sunny. It's 35 degrees and raining. It's 20 degrees and we have 14 inches of snow fall in a day. It's 40 degress and sunny. This time of year can be tough on the spirit and the plans of a runner in ... Read more
I'm Still Here!
Tuesday, March 04, 2008      0 comments

I'm still here, still training away for the Flying Pig with Team in Training. I just haven't had time to write here in the blog. I'll eventually get back around to it hopefully very soon. Lately I've been busy keeping up with work, family, me... Read more
Sunday, February 03, 2008      1 comments

Whoa, January has just buzzed by so quickly. Things have been so busy with family fun, work, training for the Heart Mini, and the Flying Pig Half Marathon with the running group, and now one more commitment. I've decided to re-join Team in Train... Read more
A New Chapter
Friday, January 25, 2008      0 comments

This past week began a new chapter in my running story. The title of this chapter would be something along the lines of "Group Running" or something a little more imaginative. Sorry, it's 4:30 am, the creative juices aren't quite flowing yet. Th... Read more

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