I swear I’m not a hypochondriac, nor addicted to surgery. But three months after having surgery to remove a bone spur called a “metacarpal boss” on my right hand, I followed it up with having surgery to remove bone spurs called anterior ankle impingement syndrome on my right ankle. Weird, huh?
As I did with [...]
Okay. Again this year, getting these in under the wire. Here’s how I did for my 2009 resolutions:
1. Get down to 168 lbs. SUCCESS! My scale says I’m at 165. (and, um, 6% body fat — can that be right?). I really was rather stunned when I weighed myself — I thought I’d be [...]
So Kody from Pearl Izumi was nice enough to offer me a review pair of running shoes a little while back. I had never worn Pearl Izumi shoes but have a great technical sweat-wicking jersey I got a few years ago that I like. (Probably more of a cycling jersey, but I use it for [...]
Okay, so I am not going to make any excuses or anything on my 2008 New Year’s Resolutions. I accomplished some, and didn’t accomplish others. I sorta started out strong and lost my resolve around March. But anyway, here are my resolutions from Dec. 2007 and how I’ve done on them.
1. Amassing a score [...]
My friend Rebecca is running the NYC Marathon to raise money in the fight against blood cancer and is looking for some people to sponsor her…
So, I am offering a fun new opportunity — you can sponsor me for a mile! On my website, I will list the miles 1-26 for the NYC marathon, [...]
I’m quite a fan of the NYT’s John Tierney, and he has another interesting column today exploring personality differences between men and women. On personality tests, Tierney writes, “women are more cooperative, nurturing, cautious and emotionally responsive. Men tend to be more competitive, assertive, reckless and emotionally flat. Clear differences appear in early childhood and [...]
The headline could be taken as a threat (“Want to live a long life, boy? Start running…”), but it’s an interesting article
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – People who want to live a long and healthy life might want to take up running. A study published on Monday shows middle-aged members of a runner’s club were half [...]
So sometimes people ask me for advice about joining a New York City running club. For those of you who don’t know, in NYC the New York Road Runners serves as an umbrella organization, organizing most races including the ING NYC Marathon, and then most runners also choose to belong to a smaller club.
The official results aren’t posted yet, but according to my wristwatch yesterday I ran a 3:38:37 in the New Jersey Marathon, which I’m very happy with. The conditions on the pancake-flat course were excellent: overcast and cool. Just as soon I finished the sun came out, too, so I wasn’t freezing in my wet clothes.
Twenty miles in Rockefeller State Park this morning. It was about 3:03 so just over a 9-minute mile pace. Ran with a female teammate with the Flyers who has a GPS thingee; in the end we were doing lake-loops to be sure we got in 20 miles. I can see how those things can make [...]
Dear Derek Rose:
Congratulations, you’re officially registered for the 12th annual New Jersey Marathon (NJM) scheduled for Sunday, May 4, 2008.
If you happen to live in New Jersey or are passing thru on business please check-out the great long-distance training runs regularly scheduled by the state running club, NJRRC on their site at www.njrrc.org. [...]
Okay, so my father requested an update on how I am doing on those New Year’s resolutions. In truth I have been a little lax on the updates. After achieving my weight one, I maybe slacked off a bit. Also my trainers at Crossfit told me I should stop doing sit-ups for awhile as my [...]
There are some words and phrases that I feel are good to unlock those last few ergs of power; that are good for pushing yourself through the last repetition while lifting or on through the final leg of a hard run.
I’m sure you all know what I’m talking about.
Some of my favorites:
So one of the thing Crossfit really emphasizes is high intensity interval training. For example one of their classic workouts is the “Tabata protocol“: eight rounds of 20 seconds of intense exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest. Typically it is done with such things as situps, squats, pushups and pullups. It is only a [...]
So got up early and did the Bronx half on Sunday. Saw Chelle around mile four or so as we did one of the out-and-backs … she was already a few minutes ahead of me. I took a deep breath and bellowed, “LET’S GO MICHELLE!!” as loud as I could across the grassy median. She [...]
Okay, so goal one is accomplished! Or half-accomplished. I have been <168 lbs. for a solid week. Actually I got down under 168 two weeks ago but then gorged at my Super Bowl party and was at 169.5. But now I am back on track. Part two of this first goal is to remain under [...]
So as you may have noticed I have sorta drunk the Crossfit Kool-Aid. One of the challenging things about Crossfit is the workouts are so varied it continually keeps you a little bit out of your comfort zone and quickly exposes your weaknesses. When I worked out on my own I was apt to just [...]
Congrats to H., the 2007 Flyer of the Year!
(I’m not even talking about Sunday evening. Blech! Moving on!)
So training started Monday for the N.J. Marathon, and I was v. excited about it… actually following a training schedule this time, instead of just doing my own thing.
So then just 10 minutes into my third day of training, I’m running along behind the World Financial Center and I twist my ankle in [...]
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