Thursday, November 25, 2010

Product Review

The Cincinnatti rain has required a new outfit.  To keep out the rain, I chose the much vaulted Hefty Poncho.  The beauty is the versitility afforded by the necessary customization.  The neck and arm holes were custom fitted to my fizzeek.  My 6 mile run today was interupted by many inquireies as to the quality, fit and comfort.  If I was home, I would have taken orders.  Another advantage was the cost: 20 ponchos for $6.95.  Now that's a deal.

Dry Running
Happy Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Woo Hoo

Well now I have a goal.

After Pepper and I ran an easy 4.7 today, I sat down to map my run and write this.  As I opened my blog I clicked on BFJ's site to see what's up.  Along with the Boozehounds it's one of my favorite sites.  It so happenned that BFJ was announcing the winner of the drawing for a free entry to the Blue Ridge Marathon.  I was the "lucky" winner.

Ok, I've got to go.  I have some hill work to prepare for.

Did I mention this would be my first marathon?

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Pepper and I finished the week with a nice 8 mile run on the Towpath.  It was a beautiful day for a run.  Here is our start and end point.


We ran north, downstream to mile 26 and then back.  Here is a short snippet.

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The river in the fall.


I ran the first half slow.  I was struggling to get into the run.  The second half was better, even though it was uphill.  On the way back, I decided to focus on the pace Pepper was setting.  It was very consistent.  She would occasionally stretch it out a bit, and go into a full gallop.  But mostly, it was an easy trot. Focusing on her, I hardly noticed the miles.  My fastest mile was the last.