Stairclimb

Last night I ran the Stairclimb 2007 Challenge for the local Cystic Fibrosis Foundation chapter. It was held of the First Federal Building in Rochester, NY. It was 19 floors. This was my first stairclimb event. Actually it was my shortest event ever. My next shortest event was either the half marathon, or the off-road […]

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Camelbak Mule

I am registered to run an Ultramarathon in July named the Damn Wakely Dam Ultra. It is 32.6 miles through the Adirondack mountains with no water stops, aid stations, or even crossroads. So I will have to bring my supply of water with me. On the Damn Wakely Dam Ultra they have a list of […]

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Stair climb tonight

Tonight I am racing in a stair climb challenge. According to the brocure, it’s 19 floors, 38 flights, 393 steps. The top male last year did it in 1 minute 42 seconds. The top female did it in 2 minutes 26 seconds. I am hoping to do it in under 2 minutes. But I have […]

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Popping the blister on my toe

I ran 7 miles on Saturday, and 14 miles yesterday. Somewehere along the way I managed to get a blister on the middle toe of my left foot. I didn’t notice it till this morning. As I was putting on shoes and socks to go out and clear the snow from driveway, I felt my […]

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Hard staying in the aerobic zone

I ran an easy 30 minutes on my treadmill last night. And it was tough! I had my heart rate monitor on, and wanted to stay below 150 bpm. I started out slow, and increased the speed in small increments for a warm up. But as I got up to maybe 5.5 mph, my heart […]

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Running Elvis

In less than two weeks I will be running in the Las Vegas Marathon. This will be my first marathon. I will also be part of the Running Elvises or Elvi. I got my Elvis running suit about a month ago. I have a couple Elvis wigs, but they both suck. I am waiting for […]

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Running knee pain

I was scheduled to run 13 miles yesterday. The day before I did an hour of aikido class. Then I cam home and ran 8 miles at pace (10:16). Then I road my mountain bike 11 hilly windy miles. I felt fine. Except it was really cold and wet on the bike ride. But yesterday […]

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Tough workout today

I got up this morning, and headed off to Aikido class. Today’s workout lasted a little over an hour and was a little more strenuous than normal, or at least seemed that way. When I got home, I changed clothes, and jumped on the treadmill. Following a 1/2 mile brisk walk to warm up, I […]

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Heart Monitor Training For The Compleat Idiot

Heart Monitor Training For The Compleat Idiot by John L. Parker Jr. SUMMARY: Great ideas, let’s see if they work. After buying a treadmill, I wanted to learn how to use it the most efficient way possible. I started learning about aerobic and anaerobic zones, and heart monitors, etc. I found this book mentioned on Amazon […]

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Proform 545e Elliptical

Last week, I saw a Proform 545e Elliptical trainer for sale on Craigslist for $80. The guy left an email address, but no phone #. I emailed him on Thursday, but got no response. I figured he must have sold it. But I did get a phone call from him Friday morning. I decided to […]

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