Showing posts with label Running. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Running. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


If you find something you like, stick with it. Especially if you don't have a lot of money and can use an Amazon gift card to buy the out of production model for cheaper than anything at the local running stores.

The ASICS GT-2170 times three (pair). I don't know how many miles the oldest pair had (probably 400+), but the middle pair has 500+ miles. The newest pair has 3.01 miles.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 Running

I finished a 12 mile run today. I don't think I will run any more before midnight, so that brings my total to 895 miles for the year.

I'd like to break 1,000 in a year.

Friday, October 4, 2013


World records falling everywhere... I can't even run one mile at the pace that Wilson Kipsang ran 26.2 miles to set a new marathon world record (2:03:23). I also can't image running a mile in a 75 pound suit.

And I've switched to the runner's knot. I've been running in ASICS GT-2170. I'm actually on my second pair. The reason I liked them so much was the tight fit around my heel - except the second pair doesn't hug my heel the same way. Switching to the runner's knot has allowed me to fix that problem. And now you know what the extra eyelet can be used for on your running shoes.

Friday, September 13, 2013

What kind of runner?

What kind of runner are you? I am 100% a "Focused Goal Race" runner:
"You have your eyes on one race for the season, and nothing is going to stop you from getting there. The only race you may sign up for between now and then is a race to use as a training run, but there is no way you are going to race it. You need to save your energy for your speed workout in a couple of days. You have every run and workout written out in a calendar or training plan for the next 4 months. Each workout is meticulously calculated, and you make sure your GPS reflects the correct mileage after each run. It’s your goal race or bust – no ifs, ands, or buts about it."

Monday, July 15, 2013

Running Humor

And on the seventh day, God did three miles - easy.

(For the non-runners, "three miles - easy" is typically considered a rest day.)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Golden Rules of Running

A good list of rules for runners.

I've got a big race tonight - assuming the lightening stays away. Trying for a personal record. Note to self: aim for PR in cooler, less humid weather.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Sensoria Fitness Smart Sock Tracker

I like the idea of a device like the Sensoria Fitness Smart Sock Tracker that helps with cadence and especially foot strikes, but I got away from carrying my phone as my data recording device. Pair this with a small iPod and then we are talking.

Via Wired

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Friday, May 31, 2013

Running Form

I made the comment that my daughter had better running form than I did...

My "friend" found examples of other people with better running form...

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Marathon Signs Part 2

I also saw...

  • Beast Mode On!
  • PR or ER
  • As a series..
    • Naked Cheerleaders Ahead - 1/2 mile
    • Naked Cheerleaders Ahead - 1/4 mile
    • Naked Cheerleader - On Break

Signs Along the Marathon Course

I'm running the Knoxville Half Marathon today, so here are few of my favorite signs that you see around the marathon course..

  • Worst parade - ever.
  • They lied - it isn't 2.62 miles.
  • Getting up early to make this sign wasn't easy either!
  • You think you are tired, I've been holding this sign for minutes!
  • You are the slowest runner so far.
  • Pain is temporary - results on the internet are forever!
  • I'm sure this seemed like a good idea four months ago.
  • Chuck Norris never ran a marathon.
  • Shortcut -->
  • Running is my sport's punishment.
But my favorite is the one held by my little girl that says "Yay Daddy!"

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Running Lingo and Rule Book

I still run despite bad weather and lots of illness around the house, so some running content.

First, we have bibs, rabbits, tapers, and the infamous fartleks... Runner's Lingo

Next is the Runner's Rule Book...

Example rules include:

Rule 1.46 For Pete’s Sake, Stand Still at Red Lights

(Which reminds me of the jogger vs. runner comparison.)

Rule 2.32 Do Whatever it Takes to Finish Ahead of a Costumed Runner

(I got beat by these guys, but I'm not sure I should feel bad about it since they are superheros. Picture from here.)

Lastly, race a world class marathoner...

He runs 26.2 miles at a 4:46 per mile pace. As a point of reference, my best 5k (3.1 miles) pace is 6:35 per mile and I am considered pretty fast for an old man.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Running Data - Now with Weather Data

I've been saying for a while that it would be nice if the Garmin (or RunKeeper) would add some additional information to your run history. I noticed yesterday that they have added weather information, so you can know what the conditions were during your run. The data has been added going back to December, 2012. It looks like this:

I still think they need to add a shoe database - it would be nice data for the runners, but it would be a goldmine for Garmin. I would think that Nike, Adidas, ASICS, and all the shoe companies would buy access to that data set.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Running Trivia - Wow

wesrucker247 Each nation is allowed to send three marathon runners to the Olympics. Kenya had 278 guys with qualifying times.Sun, Aug 12 16:00:18 from TweetDeck

(And, yes, I am cleaning up some old drafts.)