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Month: September 2006

  • What We Should Learn From Our Kids

    I live in this apartment building. When I emerge from the elevator with my kid, she takes off running down the hallway because she wants to hide and then scare the heck out of me when I turn the corner. Just recently, I can’t help but study her running. Her torso is very still and […]

  • ARG Asics Why Did You Change?

    For years I’ve been running in Asics Gel Nimbus running shoes. They are neutral (no motion control) and supposedly have the most cushioning of any running shoe. And they worked great for 3 years. Until now. This year, they decided to make the toe box narrower and the tongue has padding in it. This combination […]

  • Crazy New Goal

    OK so after I found out about Yasso 800s, I told my coach about it and he gave me a workout progression based on 800s. I started running 800s and now I’m doing that at about 3:05-3:19 per 800. My new (CRAZY) goal: run a marathon in 3 hours. YIKES. But given my 800 times, […]

  • Breaking Through

    This morning I ran hill repeats on my favorite loop at Rancho San Antonio. It takes me about 22 minutes for each loop. The loop consists of a .3 mile steep section and then levels out slightly but still goes uphill for about another .5 miles. After that, it starts going down and back to […]

  • Yasso 800s

    Today I traded emails with a buddy of mine who is a sub-3 hour marathoner. If you do the calculation, to run a 3 hour marathon, you’d have to maintain a pace of 6:52/mile the whole way, and that’s not counting dealing with the terrain and environment (ie. if it’s hilly or hot/humid day). That’s […]

  • Waikiki Rough Water Swim 9-4-06

    Waking to a beautiful aloha morning in Honolulu and swimming 2.4 miles is the best thing. The Waikiki Rough Water Swim was the original swim after which the swim leg of the first Ironman was modelled after. It makes this swim extra special to do. This year, they let us out, after heavy winds prevented […]