I’m in the middle of a crazy busy couple of weeks right now with traveling over 20,000 miles in a little over a month. Consequently, my posts may be a little shorter than usual for a while. But one post that I’ve been meaning to get out for some time is my review of Jay Dicharry’s Anatomy for Runners, which I think should be on the bookshelves of every older runner or multisport athlete out there. Because time is of the essence in my life right now, I’ll keep this review short and sweet. Continue reading
As I noted in a recent post, I’ve been building up my running mileage recently. Now suddenly I voluntarily underwent a procedure on my left foot that has me in an Aircast boot for the next week with a gradual recovery to running. Best of all, I get to repeat it all in three weeks on my right foot. Why the heck would I do this? The answer: I want to race better and with less pain in 2015. Continue reading
For about the last six months, I’ve been trying to keep an eye on my training a little more closely. One trick I’ve found invaluable is to create a weekly narrative of my training that’s part of– but also separate from– the rest of my training data. Here’s how I’ve been doing it. Continue reading
Apparently, I did a lousy job at choosing my parents. Sorry mom and dad, but the genes you gave me left me with a tendency to naturally develop high levels of LDL cholesterol. As we all know, this is a bad thing. My cardiologist originally recommended over and again that I should be on statins, which I dreaded because of their effect on athletic performance. Here’s what I did instead. Continue reading
Last weekend, I spent some time in Medford, NJ and took one reasonably long run (about 10 miles). Running here is completely different from my home in Seattle. Here’s a quick update of my adventure. Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago, I started shifting over to a more polarized training pattern. Here’s a quick update on how it’s been going. Continue reading
A few months ago, I blogged about CEP Clone compression gear. Compression garments are what most runners and duathletes think of when they hear term “compression.” Technically, it’s “passive compression” because it’s just a garment that isn’t doing anything “active” to remove lymph and improve circulation. There’s another much faster form of compression called “active compression” made famous by companies like Normatec, which makes compression gear that cost about as much as a pair of high-end Zipp race wheels. Being a cheapskate, I found a cheaper alternative.