For some, the first sign of spring is seeing a robin, for others, it’s opening day and the start of the baseball season, for runners it’s running the first race of the new year! The first race of the year also represents the end to wearing layers of clothing, no more running through snow or icy conditions, the wind can now be your friend and not your enemy. Here in southeast Michigan that means it’s time to run the Rock CF Half Marathon/5K. … More Ready, Set, Go !
I like to think that when I make a promise, I keep a promise so this post represents a promise I made to the entire world via Face Book recently. Add to this is the fact that 67% of my devoted followers (yes, 2 people) actually asked for the story behind this picture so here … More The Story Behind The Picture
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
Judging solely by the title you might think this is about Christmas or a similar special event. Well, it is about a special event but has almost nothing to do with Christmas. More on the Christmas part later. This is Crim week, the week prior to the fourth Saturday of August. The Crim 10 Mile … More The Tradition Continues
This was originally written shortly after The City of Oaks Marathon, Nov. 2011. During a visit back to Raleigh this past weekend I met up with some avid runners and we shared a few running stories. I am reposting this race report for their review and to continue my mental prep to run the Chicago Marathon … More To Win A Marathon