Monday, November 28, 2011

LG Tone

I was recently selected to test the new LG Tone Stereo Headset. I've used it commuting, traveling for the holidays and working out and so far I love it.

It's comfortable to wear around my neck

Friday, November 4, 2011

Is It Too Early?

Is it too early to start thinking about 2012 goals? I’m injured and won’t be back in action until the beginning of December. At that point, after being out for five weeks, my December race results will be sub par at best so my only hope is to look forward to 2012 and what I might accomplish.

Tentative goals are as follows:
Mile: sub-5:00  (2011 sb: 5:19.6)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Army Ten Miler Race Report

Recap:

“Dude, you ready to crush this?”  That’s what I said as I turned around on my way to the race and saw my buddy from Capital Area Runners in the same metro car. That’s not exactly how I felt.

I had set a two second PR in the 5K two weeks prior, but I hadn’t had a quality long run or long race since I was out for a month injured in June.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Injury

How did it happen?

I was in the kitchen making dinner and I had left my cell phone and a glass of water on the coffee table. Cody, our new dog a six month old pitbull mix, is in the habit of tipping over glasses on the coffee table. I heard him making noises in the living room and the image of my new iphone drenched in water flashed through my mind.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Baltimore Half Marathon Race Strategy

The Baltimore Half Marathon is going to be a hilly course, but I’m hoping to set a PR. I found myself in a similar situation six months ago facing the National Half.

With a straight upwards climb on Connecticut Ave and rollers on Colombia Rd the National Half isn’t ideal to PR.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Cazenovia July 4th Foot Races Race Report

Recap:

“On your mark get set… (long pause) On your mark get set (long pause)” They were having some difficulties getting the gun to fire, but luckily that was no indication of my race start. I started out strong and held a decent pace up a pretty long and steep hill at about the half mile mark. When I got to the top I recovered for a second and then focused on speedy turnover to make up for a little lost time.

By the end of the first mile I was only off pace by about five seconds. My usual race strategy (top secret) is to start at 5-10 seconds slower than goal pace,

Friday, July 1, 2011

Hashing

Hashing:

What is hashing? Running meets drinking with a little bit of game thrown in. I’ll explain later, but a friend of mine told me about it maybe a year ago. I really wanted to participate, but couldn’t figure out where to go to find it.

Fast forward to this past Monday. I had just moved, things were hectic and on top of all of that I was trying to find places to do product samplings for reGen (cocoa recovery drink http://www.regen2recover.com/). It just so happened there was a group run two blocks from my new apartment that night at 6:30. I called to make sure they’d be cool with me handing out free stuff (usually not a problem) and then decided to do it.

I rolled up to find a guy handing out beer from a cooler in his trunk and 30 people in running gear. I was confused. Then, someone asked the group, “Who’s a first time hasher?”