Friday, May 30, 2008

Weezer Returns

Great new video from Weezer featuring actual people from popular YouTube videos. Very clever. The new album is out on June 3rd. Go buy it.


Tuesday, May 27, 2008


We had a great weekend in NYC. It was a loud, busy, bright, smelly, expensive, crazy, and fun trip. Happy to be home. Highlights were:

* Getting together with Tom Geiger for dinner on Saturday
* Yankee game on Sunday
* Running in Central Park on the Trials course
* Crazy people on the subway

Trip photos can be viewed in my Photo Album


Thursday, May 22, 2008

Middle Ages Play

Maddie's last elementary school activity.


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Cleveland Marathon Photos

Before the start with JP

Feeling great at the finish

After the race with Jo


Place to Pee

Rats...I was just about to invent this.


Sunday, May 18, 2008

Cleveland Marathon

All went well at the marathon today. I went out much slower than I ever have and what a difference it makes. My plan was to run at 6:45 pace through 20 then decide to stay or back down. I was right on the money the whole way. The first 16 flew by like a training run, and I have never felt stronger at 20 miles in my life. I ran with Tim Hackett through 19 something. I had to take a pit stop and it couldn't wait, so I told Tim to go ahead and I would try to catch him. Once I had taken care of business I set out to get him. At the 20 mile mark I could see him way up ahead, so I pushed a 6:20 mile from 20 to 21. I realized there was no way I could get my lost time back, so I hooked up with another guy who was starting to crash. He needed a 3:10, so I backed it down and helped him in. We both finished around 3:05. So I hit my overall goal of sub 3:15 for London, and more importantly got through a marathon feeling the best I have ever felt.

This was a great step towards some of my Summer goals.

It was great to see many of my running friends, especially Wyatt get under 3 hours.


Friday, May 16, 2008

17 on the 17th

Happy Birthday Logan!

It doesn't seem like 17 years have passed. I remember being 17! It was just yesterday that I was building leaf piles for him to dive into. I hope you have a great day on your birthday.




Tuesday, May 13, 2008

One More Try

I have been quietly running well for the last three weeks. My knee is almost 100% on flat and uphill sections of the road and trail. I am still bothered when I have to brake going downhill, but it is under control. I ran two key workouts over the last week. The first was 4 x 3 mile cut down repeats. I was able to average 7:00 / 6:50 / 6:40 / 6:30 pretty well for each set. Yesterday I ran a 4 mile cut down going 7:00 / 6:30 / 6:00 / 5:30 and felt good. So with that...I am going to run the Cleveland Marathon on Sunday. I am going to take a very different approach this time. The final goal is to finish under 3hrs 15min. That time will ensure an entry into London in '09 if we choose to go that route. My plan is to run with the 2:55-3:00hr guys that I know for at least 15 to 20 miles. If all is well at that point I will creep it down or try to maintain. If things don't go as planned I can back off and just come across the line in hopefully 3:15.


Friday, May 2, 2008

Running Update

For the first time in a while, I don't have a specific running plan. Pete and I are going to take a break for about a month or so. I am just running easy and doing what I have to do to get my knee back. It is slowly feeling my unstructured running plan will continue in May.

We have formed a new Masters Team for Club Nat / competition purposes. It is sponsored by The Run Zone and looks to be solid. A core from Team Good River put it together and make up the roster.

My basic plans are to run the Buckeye 50K as hard as I can in July. Head West with Seymour, Nakel, Thor and the boys for Hood to Coast in August. Pick a Fall marathon (either Marine Corp, Columbus, or Richmond).

I am also heavily involved with the Road Runner Akron Marathon this year, assisting with the Invited Runners program and as one of the organizers of the USATF National Women's 8K Championship.


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