Wasn’t it was just last week when I paid my entry to run the 2017 Detroit Marathon? (actually it was last May). I had many weeks to train, I had everything mapped out ahead, and now, I wake up today realizing the only thing left on my training regime is to break in my new … More My Detroit Marathon, Past to Now
Well it’s all over except the memories and the memories will always be good ones. Despite not hitting my personal goal time I did thoroughly enjoy the trip and marathon experience. The memories of the preparation, sights and sounds of Boston, a pre-race dinner, race morning, the race itself, and of course all of the many great people whom I was able to share my experience. … More Boston 2016
In the past I made the mistake of looking at my Garmin to see my pace etc. During the past few years as a Garmin runner I had come to depend too much on the device and less upon my “feel” as a runner. I knew that if I was to run a smart race I needed to rely more upon the feel of my legs and body and less on a satellite in outer space to run a smart race. After all, it worked well for me for over 40 years of running. … More Finally, Do As I Do Too! or, My Detroit Marathon Story
What does lining up at the starting line of a marathon have in common with creating an architecturally designed building? Plenty! Frankly too much to mention in one post so let me focus on one common element and that is the lack of preparation. What? How can that be? Marathoners run all those miles during training, … More Ready Yet?
What a difference a year makes! About this time a year ago I had a job that kept me busy, was reasonably secure, but not exactly professionally fulfilling or challenging. I was counting the days and sometimes even the hours to my retirement. I also believed my participation in the upcoming Chicago Marathon would prove … More What A Difference!
Architects and runners spend a considerable amount of effort and energy planning for the future. Architects need to have an overall understand of a project’s goals, schedule with intermediate milestone dates, and a game plan on how to reach the overall objective. The same is so with runners. Runners, especially runners training to compete in a … More The Chicago Experience
Welcome to Taperville. Taperville is both an imaginary and real place. It’s the place marathon runners visit any where between 3-2 weeks prior to running their targeted marathon. For the non-runners out there you need to understand that to compete in a marathon (for the non-non-runners that is 26.2 miles) a runner requires at least … More Welcome to Taperville
I have a theory about the person who has presented our world with many of his own famous theories. I believe that Albert Einstein was a runner! When you hear or read his name you probably have a vision of him in his later years, looking old with his head of frizzled grey hair. It … More Was Einstein A Runner?