… and June, July, and August, too. So I slacked a bit on keeping track of goals through the summer. The first weekend of October seemed like as good a time as any to get back on the goal-seeking pony, so let’s see what’s up with my 2011 goals, eh? Mileage – The first five […]
When I set out in January to keep an eye on my goals, I had planned on doing it monthly. January, check, but February was pure chaos, so I’m using the close of March (out like a lamb, right?) to reflect on both months and the first 25% of 2011 coming to a close. For […]
Setting goals is not practical if you don’t periodically review your progress and whether or not they are still appropriate. I just gave this speech to a customer yesterday and realized that it applies to me as well. So, one month in to the year, I’ve decided that it’s as good a time as any […]
It’s been a short two and a half weeks in the Twin Cities1 but it’s been a very busy two and a half weeks. No major racing, short of the 5k fun run in downtown. But I got to meet some people I previously only knew from DailyMile, and even went for a run with […]
Crass Consumerism In case you missed it, I live in an RV. It’s 34 feet long and has lots of storage for an RV, but significantly less storage than, say, your tiny Brooklyn apartment. Certainly less than your Arizona suburban McMansion. So my wife and I don’t really buy much “stuff” – and when we […]
Today’s Lab: Practical Applications of Heart Rate Training Time to put my money where my mouth is. Or practice what I preach. Or at least follow through with the training technique I was so fascinated by in May that I wrote a two part manifesto on the subject. (If you missed it, click here for […]
This is part 2 of 2. Which means that if you missed part 1, you are certainly missing out. There’s probably a hole in your soul that is shaped approximately like this prior post. Now that you’ve filled that void, you are appropriately prepared to continue. Wear protection. (And yes, I am well aware that […]
One of the things I committed to doing in order to improve my training is to start using heart rate based training instead of just taking the pace times that Runners World SmartCoach or similar tools auto-generated. Very shortly thereafter, I learned that there’s about 50 different “best practices” on how to go about this.
Within twenty-four hours of completing the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon, my wife and I were discussing the next races we’d be doing. Ceridwen, who had sworn off half marathons following the Derby Mini, has decided that maybe – just maybe – she’ll consider another one, but in the meantime she wants to focus on shorter distances and see what sort of time she can hit if she actually trains for a 5k instead of doing them on a whim or because I’m doing one (or a longer race that has a 5k attached). I, on the other hand, am stubbornly sticking to my ridiculous goal of qualifying for Boston in the open division.