Archive for October, 2009

Interesting Weekend – Beach Ford 5k And A Marathon Training Run

Somewhat last minute (i.e. a couple of hours before the race), I decided to run the All American Beach Ford 5k — a well established event put on by the Kingston Elementary PTA in the Kings Grant subdivision of Virginia Beach. I was planning a Saturday morning 5 or 6 miler anyway, so figured a […]


Progressive Baker’s Dozen

Tonight’s run initially started as a double-sock blister test (thin Newton socks against the skin, cushioned Balega socks against the shoe), but soon developed into one of those addictive progressives. Six miles turned into eight, eight into ten, before I finally called it a day at thirteen. The weather was absolutely perfect for a run […]


2010 HAT Run

I seem to be getting quite adventurous in my old age! Not only will I be running the inaugural Seashore Nature Trail 50k in December, but now I’ve added the 22nd Running of the HAT Run 50k on March 20th, 2010 to be my race calendar too. Some time last week I was alerted to […]


2010 Boston Marathon

Took the plunge today and signed up for the 2010 Boston Marathon! It will be my first Boston since 2000, so naturally I’m excited about the race and am keen to see how I will perform compared to 10 years ago when I faded somewhat to a 3:04:12. What a great experience though! It usually […]


Blister On The Cape Henry Trail

Cut short my run this evening due to an annoying blister which began to develop during Sunday’s Race for Literacy 10 Miler. Not sure if it’s due to running more on asphalt and less on grass, but it started to get uncomfortable around the third mile of a planned ten miler so I decided to […]