Run long and taper.
The Health and Fitness Expo at the Hynes Auditorium is amazing! There were will be seminars on the topic of running as well as a sports medicine symposium held on Saturday and Sunday! There’s the B.A.A. Youth Relay Challenge at 11:00 AM on Saturday on
Because I’m runner number 24624 in the 114th Boston Marathon.
I'm decided that I'm going to try to run Boston next Monday. We shall see how it goes; but lately I've felt good enough to try.
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5 miles. 1 mile warmup. 10x 3 minutes, run progressively at 10:20/mile pace/9:50 mile pace, and 9:20/mile pace. Walk 2 minutes between reps comfortably. 1 mile warmdown.
So, with that in mind I went ahead and created a workout item within my Super Duper often faulty but good enough to train by GPS watch Training Center software. All was right with the world, until I went looking for my watch to synchronize the workout data.
I left the watch at home. In my haste to get to my office; an hour away from where I live; I had forgotten to pack my watch.
SO, I was forced to bring with me my MSN Direct watch, which has a chronometer stopwatch function, and went out for a five mile run with every intention of trying to follow John’s instructions.
Alas, I had no clue what my real pace was; so I resigned myself to running “just as comfortably as I felt I could”. The result? 53 minutes exactly for 5.3 miles. That’s a 10:00 pace and the fastest I’ve run this course since December 10th.
So, while I’ll have to apologize to John for messing up with the whole “progressive run thing” I do feel pretty good for having had a nice run today.
As for my pain, it wasn’t too bad today. I’m not sure how things will be by the time I meet up with John at mile 22 (if I decide to go ahead and run this thing), but days like today are encouraging.
So, as I do every year; I have a series of four episodes coming out this month to celebrate the 114th running of THE Boston Marathon.
Last week I published Fdip229: Running Legend: Tarzan Brown all about the Narragansett American Indian who twice won the Boston Marathon.
On April 11th Fdip230: Boston and the 2010 State of the Course will come out. I recorded this as I ran the first 18 miles of the course during a training run, and aside from telling you how the course looks; I’ll give you some ideas for some of the places you might want to check out while you’re in Beantown.
On April 18th Fdip231: The Qualifying Standards of Boston will be made available for download. This is an episode dedicated to the history of the BQ, one of the reasons why this race is so special. I’ll also discuss the present day standards as well as some of the reasons behind the changes the BAA has made in it’s rules over the years.
Finally, on April 25th I’ll publish episode Fdip232: The 114th Boston Marathon. This will either be my running of the course (with a bit of a historical twist this time) or my spectator coverage of the course (since, as I write this I’m not really planning on running the race).
So, there you have it: as promised, four episodes in April dedicated to THE Boston Marathon. It’s no accident that I have capitalized the definite article in that phrase, because this isn’t just any race; this isn’t just your typical marathon, this is THE Boston Marathon: a race by which all other races are compared and judged. While other great cities have some amazing events that you can run, THE Boston Marathon is the only race that which can be referred to without the supporting noun.
We’re talking about running “Boston” here. ‘Nuff said.
What is the big deal? I'm just not impressed at all.
It’s a beautiful day for a run and a relaunch of Phedippidations.
I’ve made some subtle changes in the show that were based on listener comments, positive criticism (I ignored all the hate mail, as usual) and some personal reflection that made me realize that I could do better with the show. Thus, Phedippidations is no longer about “thoughts, opinions, observations and rambling diatribes” (although, to be fair, there will be some of that included from time to time) but is mostly “Inspirations, motivations, contemplations and conversations for and about runners”.
See, THAT was my original intent with this show. I wanted to spread the good word about living our lives to the top through something as simple and pure as running. Admittedly, I’m not much of a spokesperson for teaching the world HOW to run, as I remain your humble “middle aged, middle of the pack, slightly asthmatic runner”, but I do have some talent with the written (and therefore) spoken word: so I think you’ll appreciate the new sound to Phedippidations (although, again: it’s pretty much the same format as before).
I’m going to talk less about me (although, there will be segments and essays which are, indeed about me…as I think I have some personal reflections that will help to inspire and motivate); but for those of you who want to know what’s going on in my life (I’m guessing there might be at most, ten of you who care) I’m going to be producing/recording and uploading audio/video/photos/tweets and little blog posts like this one to my new “Intervals” blog.
Intervals? What’s that? I think the great Zen Runner himself: Adam Tinkoff ( http://tinkoff.com ) said it best when he called this my “Digital Scrap Book”. It’s just random…well, thoughts, opinions, observations and diatribes (sound familiar?) that I’ll post with some intermittent frequency.
I have a lot of people to thank for helping me relaunch Phedippidations; and I’ll be doing so over the next few weeks in the videos and ipadio (audio) posts I’ll upload to the Intervals blog…but I do want to take a moment here to give special thanks to my good friend Adam Tinkoff.
I went to Adam asking for his help in redesigning the entire online Phedippidations “experience” ; that is: my website and how it was organized. He took his own, personal time to help me plan out a logically easy to navigate (and populate) presence using Blogger and other tools to make SteveRunner.com easier to follow, and the link to my Intervals content easier to get to and consume.
Thank you Adam. Your creativity, passion for communication through this media, sound advice in both podcasting and life…and most importantly your friendship: is something I’ll always cherish.
Have a great day fellow runners!! Life = Good.
Run long and taper! - Steve