• 38m 21s
  • 5.01 miles
  • 07m 39s /Mi

Ran in a rain storm. Downpouring rain, driving winds, good times :) Was supposed to run Recovery pace but I wasn't about to lolly-gag out there. Broke out the under armour long sleeve for the first time since Winter.

  • Chiropractic
  • 30m

E-stim right piriformis, back adjustment, A.R.T on right piriformis (DAMN THAT EFFING HURT), stretched hips, it bands and tfl's.

Wow, it's October.  Lots of cool things going on this month!! I really need to learn some discipline during my taper, and stop stuffing cookies into my face.  I CRAVE DISCIPLINE!!!   

5-mile Recovery Run and A.R.T today.


  • 28m 10s
  • 1500.00 meters
  • 01m 53s /100 meters

1 X 500 Mod
1 X 500 Mod w/ PB
5 X 100 ever 2'
100m kickboard (not timed)

Legs feel really good this morning.  May go for a swim today and have lunch with Mom.  God Bless my Mother for raising me right.  As a youngster she always taught me to be aggressive, but she also taught me to play fair and never cheat.  The reason I say this is because I was just reading about some marathon history and came across a story about Rosie Ruiz. In 1980, Rosie Ruiz Vivas crossed the Boston Marathon finish line before all other women and was initially credited with the win, but was later stripped of her title when it was found that she had not run the entire course.  She was found out at first by her fellow competitors.   What makes someone like this tick, I never want to know.  What makes people empathize with people like Rosie, again - I never want to know.   

Run #1
  • 1h 14m 53s
  • 9.54 miles
  • 07m 51s /Mi

1st Part of Long Run.
Shoreham Hills
Garmin database filled up and I had to delete workouts before I continued.

I had the Magic on my Long Run. Thank You God! :)

Run #2
  • 43m 15s
  • 5.73 miles
  • 07m 33s /Mi

2nd Part of Long Run.
Total Time: 1:58:08
15.27 miles, 7:44 AVG

All Flat - legs and form felt very smooth the last 10k. Last Long Run before Steamtown is DONE! Now... 11 Day Taper commences.

I wore my *magic* zoot compressRX tights last night.  Everybody wants some presto magic, magic, magic  It's gonna rain biblically tomorrow, so I'm gonna give it a go today and see what happens...  maybe I'll have the magic in me.

Steamtown.  Somewhere around Mile 8.

Running is my drug.  I've been doing lots of it the past two months, but not-so-much the last week and as a result I am going through withdrawal.  As crazy as it sounds, inside I am jammed up and strung out

The first part of the Cow Harbor 10k is a screaming half mile-long downhill and the last .2 of a mile is dowhill.  I creamed the first mile with a 6:08 pace and the final finish line stretch was an astounding 5:40 pace.  Now, 3 days later, my quads are still smashed.  I'll try and spin it out tonight.  I need to remember and be grateful that I'll be arriving at the Marathon start injury free; I need to be grateful I had an amazing string of beautfiul weather for my marathon training, and coincidentally now that I can't run, it's been pouring out the last few days. 

Spin tonight.  Swim tomorrow.  I should be running again by Thursday. 

*To make myself feel better about my 10k race I checked the numbers from last year to this year.  In 2009 22% of the field ran sub 8:00 avg.  This year, only 15%.  Just trying to use numbers to help scrape together some confidence for my marathon. ;) 

  • Health data: Soreness: 2 Fatigue: 4
  • 20m 58s
  • 2.41 miles
  • 08m 42s /Mi


Originally planned to run 10 miles, but my quads HURT so I stopped.

  • Stretching
  • 30m

it band, foam roller, the-stick, yoga, ICE BATH

My little girl is sick so it looks like all other appointments and training will be on hold today.  Off to the pediatrican. . .

  • Health data: Soreness: 2 Fatigue: 3
  • 26m 51s
  • 3.13 miles
  • 08m 35s /Mi


Of course today is overcast, cool and ow humidity.;)

  • Stretching
  • 15m


My Marathon Program calls for a 16-miler today.  Perhaps if I ran a flat 10k, no problem.  But yesterday's race was a roller coaster.  Calves are fine but the quads and hips are sore.  Plus I have my MIL's 80th Birthday at my house today.  I may go out for a quick Recovery Run.  I have two appointments tomorrow, so the 16-miler may have to wait until Tuesday. 

  • Health data: Soreness: 2 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 12
  • 44m 29s
  • 6.28 miles
  • 07m 05s /Mi


cue the music:

Cow Harbor 10k:  44:26

OA 218/4700  Top  4.36 % ;)

AG 27/359  Top 7.6 %


The numbers at face value look good, but the truth is it was 1 minute 46 seconds slower than last year, and I have TRIPLE the Run training the last two months compared to last year.  You can't plan what days you'll feel good (side stitches and gut pain miles 2 to 4).  And you can't control Mother Nature.  15 days ago, on a nice chilly evening, I ran 6.3 miles at an easy pace and ended with a 7:14 AVG.  Today was one of those random hot and humid days in late-September, and despite my confidence from a ton of recent hard work, I had a shitty freaking race.  It happens.  I'm moving on.  Like I said to Cusetri (and I now need to eat these words) if in the top 5% of a race, do I really have any business complaining?? 

Also, it could have really been a bad day. The two girls who finished right in front of me where helped from the finish line by paramedics.  One was sitting on a bench getting oxygen; the other had her arm around the medic, and her lips looked like they had thick white chalk caked on them.  Waiting for my friends to finish, I noticed police and medics helping many people to benches.  Ralph (rtocco) caught a runner as he collapsed and prevented his head from slamming into the pavement.  (CLASS ACT Ralph, stopping to help him!  You are a True Gentleman!!)  It was hot and humid for a race that I know in the last 4 years has never seen such conditions.  The hills and challenging terrain did not help, and because this is normally a cool temp race, none of the water stations had gatorade.  I found myself dumping about six cups of water on my head, when in the last three years I would maybe do one or no cups.       

*Just checked my logs from last year - last year it was 58 degrees at the start.  Damn heat ;)

  • Health data: Soreness: 4 Fatigue: 4

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