Category Archives: Runs

Streets of San Francisco

Fudge it.  That’s my advice if you want to run the 12K Bay to Breakers next year. If you run a 10 minute mile, register as a 6 minute miler to get as close to the front as possible (why’s that middle-aged white dude up … Continue reading

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Accidental Marathon Training

  Just as our path forward with training for a full Marathon appeared uncertain, we have inadvertently added some runs that nicely correlate with Hal Higdon’s Marathon Training Guide for novices, v.2. It started last weekend with S and I splitting … Continue reading

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Climbing the Mountain

I joked about the hill at mile 12 of the Austin Half Marathon in my last post, which was an about face from my cursing of that hill as I ran it. I named it the Crusher, because after conquering the … Continue reading

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The Cruelest Half Marathon

The Austin Half Marathon is one brutal course.  Sunday, Valentines Day 2016, started at 5:15 a.m. with a quick trip to Starbucks for a caffeine jolt before we walked across the Congress Avenue Bridge for the 7 a.m. start.  That morning, … Continue reading

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Austin Half Marathon, Tex-Mex and BBQ Training Update

With the Austin Half Marathon only 2 weeks away, we’ve really kicked up our Tex-Mex and BBQ loading.  As far as the week just ended, here is: What Hal Higdon recommended  ((What I anticipated we’d do)), and [[What we actually did]]

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2016 Austin Half Marathon, Redux

We’ve enjoyed the opportunities we’ve had to drive the RV to running, hiking and biking events, so here is one that is shaping up as a possibility.  We are signed up for a return to Central Texas for the Austin Half Marathon on February 14, 2016. … Continue reading

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Northern Polynesia

This week our tapering for the Maui Oceanfront Half Marathon continues.  Tomorrow we enjoy Hawaiian’s Boeing 767-300 (ETOPS) service southwest to Northern Polynesia for the run (T -7 days). No in-flight Wi-Fi for the 5.5 hour flight means reading a thick guide to the Linux operating … Continue reading

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Dallas Marathon Relay Report

We won the Dallas Marathon relay. Sort of.  It was an un-official competition against 2 other teams, and we beat one by 41 seconds and the other by several minutes.  Weather was not as bad as was originally forecast.  At the … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

Waking up at 6:ish a.m. on Thanksgiving Day to run 6+ miles. Lunacy. But S and I and 6,400 lunatics did that today in the first Frisco.  The out and back route was better than last year’s dual loop, but … Continue reading

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Turkey Week

It’s Turkey Trot week, and considering how badly our training has fallen off for this week’s 10K, there may be more than one turkey on display Thursday.

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