Monday, July 28, 2008


Fourth time is a charm. More training, more long runs, more speed results in better performance --> go figure. 13th overall, 1st in my age group, I'll take it. The time of 3:27 was a bit slower than i'd hoped but that was most like due to the serious MUD issues on the course. Temps were almost perfect, maybe 5 degrees warmer than I'd hoped. Here are my splits -- 740,740,740,740,753,804 (HILL !),800,804,834,745,749,750,758,723,732,906,818,748,815,906,713,731,740,743,737,742,1:38 = 3:27:17 -- Marathon 2008

wahoo !

Saturday, July 19, 2008


19:17 for 5k today on the flat, fast Alpenfest course. And, BONUS, i picked up $50 as the first master finisher. I've not focused at all on racing 5k hard, very little speedwork, just lots of long runs as marathon prep so i'm happy with it. Only 7 days to Grand Island Trail Marathon #4.

Monday, July 14, 2008

One thing

I'm pumped up right now... I'm going hiking for four days in the backcountry of Pictured rocks with my 13 year old son. Living in a tent, no shower, no TV, no cell phone, no cars, few people, hopefully a bear or two, some wolves, and bugs, and naps when you want on a sandy beach or naps at 2pm after a 10 mile hike, or whatever whenever. gonna be a sweeeeeeeeeeeeet 4 days.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


My son just told me he wants to hike the entire lakeshore trail so i made plans, got the shuttle reserved and we're good to go. Andrew has taken an interest in the outdoors with some serious biking last summer, some camping with me on a couple overnight trips, and now the big 3 night, 4 day Pictured Rocks trip in August. I can't wait, should be a great time.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

the Upper Peninsula

just back from 6 days in the good old UP. Man, is that place great or what. We really didnt do much but camp and hang out. Had a nice couple days in Munising then a day in Marquette then a couple days over in Bergland.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

speed kills (those who don't have it)

man, i've been trying to get some speed in these days but its just not happening. I've done 4 speed workouts and one 5k race and I still don't have the snap of quick legs. Just did a fairly fast (I thought) loop at aspen and it was 48 minutes !! (ran that months ago)... Still trying to keep up my mileage (46 last week) so maybe that's the deal. Too many miles=slow legs. Should I rest? SHould I keep the mileage up for the marathon? I think i need at least one more long run too...