Category: Running

Rowing pneumonia

Last week, I felt like crap. Finally, the day before Thanksgiving, I huffed and puffed to my motorcycle and puttered down the clinic. Diagnosis: walking pneumonia. So, I am dosed with antibiotics and other drugs but missed the first day of the 2016 Concept2 Holiday Challenge.  Maybe I’ll do some really light meters tonight starting tonight, Black Friday, […]

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My last 5k in the series was my fastest by half-a-minute!

I took part in the 5-week series of 5ks called the Crystal City 5k Fridays, as you may know, and my first race took me 46:17, my second race took me 46:11, my 4th race took me 46:01 (I missed week three), and my final race took me 32-seconds fewer at 45:33!  So, I feel […]

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Running: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:25:02

Activity: Crystal City 5k Fridays Race 5 Distance: 3.29 mi Duration: 00:45:33 Average Speed: 3.7 mph Average Pace: 13:51 min/mi Calories Burned: 891 Heart Rate: 142 Activity Link: https://runkeeper.com/user/chrisabraham/activity/778205779 Start Time: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:25:02

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Chris Abraham after running 5k

Quickening my 5k time week after week at #cc5kFridays

After nursing my aching lumbago and missing race 3 of the Crystal City 5k Fridays series of races, I stopped exercising for two whole weeks and returned for week 4. I ran what I thought was a fast race, for me, but when I finished my girlfriend remembered a 45-something-minute time instead of my races times […]

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Still not dead last and I gained a wee bit in both pace and time

Last night I ran the second of five Friday night 5k runs in what’s called the Crystal City 5k Fridays series sponsored by Pacers Running. Long and short of it: I shaved six seconds from my time last week: 46:17 vesus 46:11. Then, in terms of rank, 488th out of 497 men, this week it’s 510th […]

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Not DFL in my first Crystal City 5k Fridays race!

I wasn’t DFL last night. I ran the first Crystal City 5K Friday race last night and was 488 out of 497 for my gender — not last! — and I was the 1,070th finisher out of 1,126 finishers!   I am not sure if I was DFL for my age group, but I doubt it. That’s […]

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In praise of being dead last in a race

As I told you last week, last Saturday I ran the Four Courts Four Miler.  I finished!

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Running my first road race this Saturday!

OK, I have been working really hard. Every weekend, my girlfriend and I run three or four miles together, though it’s been since 2012 that I have last run a 5k race.   And, though I am in no position to run a four-mile run in the Arlington hills, this is perfect timing. My girl […]

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9Round: Sat, 27 Feb 2016 11:10:12

Activity: 9Round Duration: 00:35:28 Calories Burned: 604 Heart Rate: 145 Activity Link: https://runkeeper.com/user/chrisabraham/activity/741110070 Start Time: Sat, 27 Feb 2016 11:10:12

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StrideBox subscription box for runners

Review of StrideBox subscription box for runners

I’ve been a StrideBox member since October 2, 2013. And I have always been amazed and amused by the variety and creativity of testers products for runners. So many little dibs and dabs of everything a runner might need, and stuff that you’d never think of, from flashy little lights that grip your ankles or wrap around […]

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