This post was originally just going to be a “farewell to Louisville,” but then I remembered that one of the things I wanted to do with this blog was post pictures and routes of different runs around the country (and abroad) as I roam. So I tossed my Blackberry in my pocket1 for today’s long […]
I have to admit it; I’m a huge Olympic Geek. In general, I’m not a sports fan. With the exception1 of the four years I lived in New Hampshire prior to hitting the road, I’ve never followed sports. I’ve attended a minor league hockey or baseball game occasionally, and it’s fun to watch, but I […]
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 […]
It’s been quite a while since I ran a 5k. Not for lack of want; just for lack of calendars intersecting my physical location. I think the last time was the New Hampshire State Police D.A.R.E. Classic Road Race in New Hampshire. Since then our trip down the eastern seaboard has simply not encountered any big race communities. Every community has races, but we were just not quite in the right spots at the right times.
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.