Bad Scott! No blogging, no running, and no push ups this week! Well, I have been sick. I was feeling it Monday but I hoped a nice run would snap me out of it… ’twas not to be. Instead, I stayed home from work with a nasty cold Tuesday and Wednesday. I’m feeling a bitContinue reading “Where did I go?”
I may have worn myself out this weekend, or more likely I have a cold. After playing broomball Friday night, running ten miles on Leif Erikson Saturday morning, and doing volunteer road cleanup along Newberry Road Sunday morning, I was spent, beat, wiped out, ready to crawl under the covers and stay there. I stillContinue reading “Zzzzzzzz….”
I used to run from my house a lot more than I do lately, for a variety of reasons. For one thing, I’ve only been running three days a week, usually joining the group at PRC on Mondays and Wednesdays and then driving somewhere for a nicer long run on Saturdays. For another, I usedContinue reading “Thursday run from the house”
I’ve run 987.7 miles so far this calendar year. Last year, my first year of running, I didn’t quite make it to 1000, so I’m looking forward to reaching that milestone. Pointless obsession over meaningless numbers? Sure.
The start for the 5K this morning was a pretty late 8:45am, so I could sleep in a little and take my time eating breakfast. (The usual Kashi Go Lean Crunch with soy milk.) I knew the 10K and half marathon would already be underway, so I wanted to avoid parking on the west sideContinue reading “Race Report: 2008 Run Like Hell 5K”
This image really sums up the US presidential campaign.
I ran 5.6 miles last night on the new winter route, starting out a bit slower and picking it up as it went on. That might have someting to do with all the uphills toward the start or all the downhills after. Or with the idea that I wanted to take it easy, but nobodyContinue reading “Wednesday Run”
Now that WordPress supports polls, it’s time to jump on the bandwagon.
Six miles last night, averaging a 7:52/mile pace, faster to start with and then slowing down. This was one of the easiest feeling sub-eight runs I can recall, though at the time I mostly just wanted to get it over with. I felt pretty good except for a bit of pain deep in my leftContinue reading “Bits and pieces”
I was in Eugene this weekend to visit my Mom. Coincidentally I saw on the Run Oregon blog that the Eugene Running Company was sponsoring some marathon kick-off event on Sunday. One where you could sign up for the marathon for 15% less than the already-expired early-bird rate. My mom gasped when she went withContinue reading “Eugene Marathon 2009”
Longtime readers with exceptional memories may recall that I track my mileage on the http://exercise.lbl.gov site, which doesn’t have much going for it other than that it shows you a picture of where you are on a virtual transcontinental run (or walk, or bike). I’m 1,917.4 miles in from the start point in Yorktown, Virgina,Continue reading “Another six months, another state”
Saturday morning, I ran the same ten-mile route as two weeks ago (the clockwise Willamette loop starting from the east end of the Sellwood bridge) but this time I wasn’t feeling as effortlessly strong and it was a struggle to make it back to the car with an 8:42/mile average. Some people might be temptedContinue reading “Music vs News”
A crisp and cloudless 57° early October twilight — that may be the perfect time to run. No need for extra clothes, you feel just fine in short sleeves once you’re warmed up. But with the nip in the air, you barely sweat at all. Not sweating, you stay hydrated and strong without worrying aboutContinue reading “Perfect weather”
It’s the strangest thing. If I run at a decent pace or harder, I come out of it feeling good. As long as I hit 8:30s or so, my foot, ankle, and legs all feel pretty loose and happy after the run, and a day or two later. But if I run nice and slowContinue reading “Why does running slowly hurt much worse than running fast?”
Saturday Morning I met up with Jessica, who is starting a new local running group: the Portland Trail Runners. Along with two other runners, we went for an easy eight mile run from Council Crest and through Hoyt Arboretum. Jessica is fairly new to Portland and is most recently from Southern California, where she organizedContinue reading “Portland Trail Runners”