Monthly Archives: February 2011

Operation Balboa

On the long ride home Thursday night I had a lot of time to ponder things.  The first thing I came to realize about the time I hit the NJ-PA border was if I hear the song “Firework” one more … Continue reading

Posted in Competitive Races, Indoor Nationals, Interval Training, Running, Training for Runs | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Working for Minimum Wage

I remember back in the day, washing dishes and busing tables for $2.35/hour – somehow at payday it didn’t always seem like giving up my high school weekend was worth $32.10 and a couple free burgers.  Last night’s race brought … Continue reading

Posted in Competitive Races, Indoor Nationals, Running | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Road Tripping

Took yesterday off, half out of necessity and half out of design.  Had a 5:00am pickup at the hotel in LA, flew to Indianapolis then caught a United flight home through Washington DC.  Got in just in time to go … Continue reading

Posted in Competitive Races, Masters Track, Running, Track Sprints | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Running in Shorts. Crazytalk..

Well, I took one day off at least.  Took it easy on Sunday where I ate away my Super Bowl woes.  When Monday rolled around the free pass at the buffet and the break from the workouts were officially over.  Got out … Continue reading

Posted in Aquatic Fitness, Competitive Races, Deep Tissue Massage, Hydrotherapy, HydroWorx Exercise Pool, Indoor Nationals, Interval Training, Resistance Therapy Jets, Running, Training for Runs, Underwater Treadmill | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Age Before Beauty

Well, I finally beat Mr. Kern – Mr. Britt Kern, that is.  Guessing he is not a long lost relative of Charlie “Berra Spanker” Kern, but since Britt was in State College and Charlie was in Boston I had to … Continue reading

Posted in Competitive Races, Deep Tissue Massage, HydroWorx Exercise Pool, Running, Track Sprints | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Still Sore (not just from Boston rejection…)

Just finished a week of work, tried to get some sleep along the way so tomorrow’s race won’t be too affected.  10am start time in State College PA (PSU), out of the house by 7am should give me plenty of … Continue reading

Posted in Competitive Races, Cross Country Running, Running, Tempo Run, Training for Runs | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Becoming the Underwater Jack Daniels

Two more days, two more trips to the pool.  Since Jack Daniels (the coach, not the liquid troublemaker) or any other training guru doesn’t exactly cover the pros and cons of underwater training vs dry land training, I am pretty … Continue reading

Posted in Aquatic Fitness, Competitive Races, Deep Tissue Massage, Hydrotherapy, HydroWorx Exercise Pool, Resistance Therapy Jets, Training for Runs, Underwater Treadmill, Water Running | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment