My New Post Run Drink – Thai Tea [sort of]

I started drinking a post-run drink inspired by Thai Tea. I’ve been using brewed loose Jasmine Tea for this purpose… Fill 16 oz glass full of crushed ice Pour brewed Jasmine Tea cooled to room temperature to about 90% of the glass. Pour 3 Splenda(TM) packets in the glass. Fill the remainder of the glass with milk. […]

New pair of Sauconys

Saucony Progrid Ride 3 10.5 Wide My first (two) pair of Progrid Ride 3s after retiring 5 pair of Progrid Ride 2s and 11 pair of Saucony Rides overall, at an average of 500 miles per pair.

Misleading nutrition labels

Burrito Nutrition Label I hate when single serve packages list multiple servings for the package. The most likely consumption scenario, at least in the U.S., is that the entire package will be one serving. It may actually only be a partial serving, even. The person who cuts the product in half and saves half for […]

On New Boston Qualifying Standards, Fairness, and Determination

Warning: The title was initially “On Qualifying, Fairness, and Determination”. I’m not sure if I’m sticking with that topic.  It just echoed the general reaction from runners in response to the new qualifying standards and procedures for the Boston Marathon announced 10 days ago. That’s part of my inspiration for this post. I threw in […]

The Kentucky Derby Festival Sends an Email on the Course Change, Finally

Email from KDF Mini/Marathon Of course, it’s a marketing email.  (Speaking of which, I seem to always see “Constant Contact” on emails that get me more fired up than other email.) You’ll noticed that this email was received February 8, 2011.  The early registration deadline is February 14, 2011.  I would imagine that most procrastinators […]

Iroquois is for Runners, or How to Ruin the Best Half Marathon in the Country

The Course In Question Go to the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon/miniMarathon page for the course map. Where I’m Coming From I’m a runner with modest ability.  I never ran track or cross country in high school.  I barely finished the mile fitness test my freshman year in high school. Those PE exercises and recess games […]

2011 Goals, Fitness and Otherwise

While this is a somewhat specific and lengthy post of goals, this is really more of a mindset setting for me personally that a specific set of checklist items that will determine my success or failure. I hope to revise this [with revisions noted] on a monthly basis. Running / Fitness Train less, harder, and […]

2400 miles later

This has been the best disappointing year ever!  200 miles per month averaged, despite barely creeping near 200 miles a couple of times the last few months. A Running History In 2006, I started running.  By virtue of every race being my first at that distance, I set 4 personal records [5km, 15km, half-marathon, 4km]. […]