Year: 2006

I never did write a holiday letter to send out with the Christmas cards that I also did not mail this year. I could blame the snow storm and the lack of mail service during that critical time, but mostly …

A year in review Read More »

Last week I designed a new training plan to lose the extra 6 or 7 pounds of fat I am carrying. I tend to do better with a schedule, so I made a spreadsheet and posted it on my wall …

In search of joy Read More »

My run this morning was a bit weak. I started craving brown rice today.  Where oh where did the glycogen go?  In theory, I am eating plenty of carbohydrates (apple, carrots, mango, berries, loads of leafy greens)  plus a 1/2 …

Day 4 Quasi Paleo Diet Read More »

Julie Berg had great success using a largely Paleo Diet to lean out while training for ultra-marathons. Based on her recommendations I recently ordered The Paleo Diet and The Paleo Diet for Athletes. Given how many problems I have been …

Pondering Paleo Read More »

Today I ran the Boulder Backroads Marathon. It started off very chilly (about 35 degrees) and warmed up to the mid 60’s.  It was sunny and cloudless. Simply beautiful. Compared to the few other races I have run, the support …

First Marathon Read More »

There are just 14 days until the big day. I planned to run 20 miles today. That did not happen. I did get 18 done and can only hope that it is enough. Honestly, at this point, I’m in great …

Marathon Plan Week 23 of 24 Read More »

I’m in the home stretch of this marathon plan. This week is the most challenging to date. But after this is two weeks of taper before the marathon on September 24. Week 22 plan: Monday: off Tuesday: Tempo Run, 60 …

Marathon Plan Week 22 of 24 Read More »

I participated in the August 100 Challenge hosted by John Stone. The goal was to not lose points for missing workouts, having an unauthorized snack, or not updating on the challenge post. Each slip cost a point. Everyone started the …

Final Report August 100 Challenge Read More »

Today was the 20 mile race hosted by Rocky Mountain Road Runners. The weather was perfect. It was about 50 degrees at the 7AM start with a forecast high of 70.  I had worried that it might rain, but we …

My first 20 mile run Read More »

I have a very hard time getting past the half-marathon distance. This is about where I plateaued the last time I tried to train for a marathon. On the schedule today was a 2 hour and 30 minute run (min) …

Marathon Plan Week 19 of 24 Read More »