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 […]
From the get go, this was certainly not what we expected! Mostly in a good way. Coming to Minneapolis, we knew there was slim chance of participating in any races. There’s a 5k and 10k this Saturday morning1, but it’s at Lake Nokomis Park, about 12 miles outside of downtown, and the whole reason we […]
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 […]
Okay, yeah, I’m mixing metaphors here. Technically, me and the marathon are in a trial separation, but thinking more about it and the marathon is really more of my mistress. The training keeps me away from my wife more than I’d like, no matter how amazingly awesome I plan my week. And it’s really the only thing I spend significant amounts of money on other than my wife.
Not my wedding anniversary, mind you. My running anniversary. Nobody in my family sends me a card or calls to wish me well. There are no flowers (except by occasional coincidence), and, well, my wife doesn’t really care if I remember it or not. But I do. Because it’s so frickin’ easy to remember when […]
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 […]