A blog by runners. For runners.

Ugh. Motivation

I'm procrastinating by writing this. I'm not up for the 7 miles today after a semi-late night last night with the Chicago Flickr Meetup Group. Of course I'm going to run but I just need one more cycle of Weather on the 8s ;-) It's about 50 something outside which I prefer on longer runs. […]

Rest for the Wicked

One thing I like about following a pre-defined training plan by someone in the know is that they actually schedule the rest days for you. Following Hal Higdon's plan I get Monday and Friday off completely and Sunday is reserved for leisurely cross training so a little swimming eases up the muscles for me after […]

Wet and windy run

I typically run first thing in the morning before my brain wakes up to try and convince me that running is a bad idea. Even that little trick struggles on mornings like today – when the alarm went off at 6.20am and I could hear the cars on Lake Shore Drive splashing through puddles I […]

My First Marathon

I am training for my first marathon right now so for posterity and as encouragement for anyone considering their own first marathon, I wanted to create a blog of my day to day challenges involved in running. My marathon is the San Francisco marathon on July 31st 2006 but before I get into the day […]