Sole F85 treadmill first review

My first treadmill was a ProForm that I bought used for $300 on eBay. I owned it for about a year and a half during which I broke the frame, had it re-welded, and then trashed the belt. The second treadmill I bought was a Horizon T900 for which I paid $1000 new. I owned […]

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Garmin says marathon course was long?

Someone said they purposely make the courses long for certification. This is true, but they don’t add much. For USATF certification they have to add 1/10th of 1% of the distance, so every certified marathon course is at least 26.245 miles. The courses are measured the shortest possible distance, from corner to corner. Most runners […]

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My First 5k race

I started running almost 4 years ago. My first race was in September 2006. It was the Rochester Half Marathon. Since then I have run half marathons, marathons, ultramarathons, and an Ironman triathlon, plus some other miscellaneous races. But somehow I have never run a 5k. Or a 10k for that matter. The closest distances […]

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Still running on my sore foot

I cut my run on Wednesday short because my foot was hurting. I had been scheduled to run 11 miles, and ended up only running three. Today I was scheduled to run 15 miles at eight minute 9 second minute per mile pace. So far, I have run 10 miles at that pace. I still […]

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Intervals

I ran my intervals last night. They went very well. I started with an easy mile at 8:34 minute/mile pace. I took a two-minute rest interval. Then I ran the first interval which was 1 mile at 6:32 minute/mile pace. That went pretty well. I took a two-minute rest interval. Then I launched into my […]

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February 16th Tempo Run

My run last night went pretty well. I got from home from work, played on the computer for a little while, then got ready to run. I ran the first 2 miles an easy pase at eight minutes 34 seconds minute per mile pace. Then I cranked the treadmill up. I was scheduled for 7:05 […]

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Fun with intervals

I had a lot of fun last night running my intervals. I ran the first mile warm-up easy at an 8:34 pace. Then I got into my 800m intervals. 800m intervals are one of my favorites! I was scheduled to run 6 x 800m at 6:15 minute/mile pace. But I goofed around the first interval […]

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2009 Steamtown Marathon Race Report

My Steamtown Marathon started the day after I ran the Boston Marathon. I was completely dissatisfied with my performance at the Boston Marathon. I wanted another chance. So when I got home, I got online and signed up for the Steamtown Marathon thinking it give mive the best shot to qualify for next years Boston […]

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2009 Wakely Dam Race Report

What is the Damn Wakely Dam Ultra? It is a race along 32.6 miles of rugged technical trail in a remote area of the Adirondack Park Wilderness. There are no crossroads. There are no aid stations. There are no DNF’s unless you are carried. There are 3903 feet of vertical climbing, and 3478 feet of […]

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6 mile run, 40 mile ride, no karate

I was supposed to have run 15 miles yesterday. But I had slept poorly, and slept in. Then ran a bunch of errands. I just didn’t feel like running at all. I finally start running in the evening. I managed to get 9 miles in.So this morning, I got up and ran another 6 miles, […]

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