Race Report: President’s Day Weekend Run 5-K

Duck Crossing SignThis morning, I ran my first race of the year– the President’s Day 5-K race in Magnuson Park.  Not much to say– it was a slow, early season race that felt harder than it should have.  Here’s the race report. Continue reading

Training Different Kinds of Runners

SalesmanEvery week, I get flooded with emails promising to make me a better person.  Nothing new there.  Among the promises to cure baldness, erectile dysfunction, and the other ravages of old age, there are also emails that promise to improve my running.  It is the last ones that pique my interest.  And, in the past, I’ve swallowed the bait.  I’ve downloaded their training plans.  I got excited as I embarked on my new plan, all the while dreaming of crushing a new PR in the 10-K.  And I usually didn’t improve at all– or I got injured. Continue reading