A blog by runners. For runners.

Back from New Hampshire

Yesterday was a long day as I woke up at 3am ET/ 2am CT to get to Logan for my 6am flight back home to Chicago. After trying to get standby on a direct flight requiring a second trip through security and a slow blue line train back from the airport, I made it to […]

Go to bed!

I am determined to get in bed before 11pm tonight after the last 5 nights of late nights through work and a hectic weekend. I ran this morning again despite the late night but it feels almost like I'm having an out of body experience. My body runs and by mile 3 as I reach […]

Late nights and late mornings

I'm already 2.5 miles behind my goal of 80 miles in the next month after a weekend of debauchery. This last week I've not been able to get myself in bed before midnight so the 6am rises have been pushed back to 7am and I've been dragging my heels when it comes to getting out […]

Tight Hamstrings and a new release of WalkJogRun

Since my 3 mile run on Friday morning my the top of my hamstrings near my glutes have been a little tight. I'm sure I overdid it running so fast so soon after the marathon. It's not unbearable but a little uncomfortable. I took the opportunity to rest yesterday and today so I'll get back […]

Sleep when I'm dead

Last night I was pottering around online and completely lost track of time so when I got into bed at 12.30 and set my alarm for 6.20 I knew I would be tired today. I left the house at 6.45 and managed an 8:03 pace for the 3 mile run. Good temperature today but tomorrow […]

On the road again…

Yesterday was my first post marathon recovery run and it felt great! Nothing fast – just a steady 9:18 per mile and it was good to be stretching everything out again. A slight twinge in my left foot on the side but nothing sharp, stabbing or painful. I took today off as a precaution and […]

We are the champions, my friend

Race Day I started race day with the “continental breakfast” at the hotel in mind and headed down at 3.30am to grab some coffee, a banana and see what else there was. That was all there was besides a couple of bran muffins which looked okay but not part of the plan. Back in the […]

If you're going, to San Francisco

Day before the race Trains, planes and automobiles safely carried us through 8 hours of travelling to our hotel at the Hyatt Regency in the Embarcadero. The hotel was chosen by RunSFM as the race hotel for it's proximity to the race start. We had stayed there last year after our engagement in Napa so […]