Monthly Archives: March 2009

  • The Squeeze

    Posted on March 31, 2009 by in Uncategorized

    One of the things I love about running and even watching sports is observing when things get tight.  What happens when stress arrives?  What happens when you hit a bump in the road?  What happens when a team gets a run on you?  What happens when you hit the wall in a marathon? These are […]

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  • Running in the rain

    Posted on March 28, 2009 by in Uncategorized

    I have spent much of the week running in the rain and mud.  I generally have no problem with the rain.  (Except when it is cold rain).  However the last couple of days have even been beyond what I can usually handle.  When I do a canoe and paddle for the trails that seems to […]

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  • Week of training

    Posted on March 27, 2009 by in Uncategorized

    So it has been a good week or two of training.  I think my legs are adjusting to the pace and mileage.  This is the most weekly mileage I have probably consistently put on my legs since September and October when I was preparing for my fall marathon.  I have experienced a little bit of […]

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  • Train hard and race hard

    Posted on March 26, 2009 by in Uncategorized

    An area I have been focusing the past couples of weeks is training hard.  I have never been successful in a race where I have not trained hard.  It all depends on what you want out of a race.  If you want to finish then train that way.  If you want to set a PR […]

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  • Do what you love

    Posted on March 25, 2009 by in Uncategorized

    I have been reading a John Maxwell book with my oldest son each night, “Go for the Gold”.  Last night was about Passion and Priorities.  Doing what you were created to do.  Doing what you love to do.  Life is too short to do things you just like to do, only do the things you […]

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  • The Birthday Cake Run

    Posted on March 24, 2009 by in Uncategorized

    So I love cake!  I really love Birthday Cake!  In fact I am thinking about checking in at a Betty Crocker Clinic for help.  And yes it was my birthday this past weekend.  I must have consumed a truck load of cake over the weekend.  I can only assume that is why my 10 mile […]

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  • Monday 3/23

    Posted on March 23, 2009 by in Uncategorized

    My new plan seems to be working out so far.  A 5K plan always seem a bit tougher after training for a marathon and an ultra.  The pace is quicker which I do enjoy but it is just an adjustment.  Some of the runs seem tough because of the different pace.  It takes me a week […]

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  • Dream on

    Posted on March 20, 2009 by in Uncategorized

    I am reading a book by Dr. John C. Maxwell, “Put your dream to the test”.  I am really enjoying it.  I just thought I would share his steps on “How to take ownership of your Dream”. 1- Be willing to bet on yourself- You may succeed if nobody else believes in you, but you […]

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  • New plan

    Posted on March 19, 2009 by in Uncategorized

    I had planned on starting a four week training plan in April to get ready for the 5K in May.  I felt really good though after the ultra and felt I could go ahead and get started now on my new training plan.  I did decide to get working on it this week.  I am […]

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  • Schedule update

    Posted on March 16, 2009 by in Uncategorized

    I have spent this week thinking about my schedule for this year and early next.  I am pretty sure I would like to tackle another 50 but I would also like to give it some time.  I have the 5K in May and the Peachtree in July.  I will probably do another 5K or 10K […]

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