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Busy Training Days

Busy Training Days

After the 2015 Secret City Half Marathon, I took the next week fairly easy. Easy running with HR topping out around my 75% of max and less mileage. That week was also Thanksgiving week, in which we went to visit family in West Tennessee. The following week I kept up with some decent mileage – […]

2015 Secret City Half Marathon

Yesterday (November 21, 2015) I ran the Secret City Half Marathon in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. This is the 3rd year they have held this event and this year, they put together a new course. About a month before the race, I drove part of the course to get an idea of what to expect. There […]

Secret City Half Marathon Starts Tomo...

Secret City Half Marathon Starts Tomorrow – November 21, 2015

Well, the time is nearly here. I went into Knoxville yesterday afternoon to pick up my race packet at Runner’s Market. Pickup time was set from 3pm to 7pm and I figured arriving close to 3pm would be best. I was 4th in line and waited about 10 minutes to pick up 3 packets (while […]

Starting Slow – My Experience

I just wanted to show you how my training – which ends on these graphics one week before my half marathon (Secret City Half Marathon – November 21, 2015). ¬†You can see in July I started very slow and began to add more and more time to my training. I was over-weight and had almost […]

Mixing It Up

When you first begin running, your legs take a beating. Don’t be afraid to mix it up through the week. When I began running again (after a 3 year break), I jogged really easy watching my heart rate and walking on one day. The next day, I got on the elliptical or ArcTrainer and used […]

Running Goals

So you got your gear and ready to run! Not so fast. There are a couple of things I’d like you to consider. You should have a few goals that help you stay motivated while running/training. Maybe you’d like to lose a few pounds. Or perhaps you want to run your first half-marathon or whole […]