I’ve been doing the Cliff Young Ultra Shuffle
May 3, 2018
I just discovered Cliffy Young via Amazon Video today. At 61, he ran 500 miles from Sydney to Melbourne, Australia. He was a quirky potato farmer that shuffled everywhere he went–even to visit the beach, routines a 35 kilometer run each way. While I only watched the movie about Albert Ernest Clifford “Cliff” Young as acted […]
The best treadmills for runners, joggers, and walkers at home
December 8, 2017
I just received an email from Mei telling me about an article that she wrote for Reviews.com about the best treadmills after reading my article on this site, Hiit: 3 Minutes Of Anything Is Hard. I thought I would share excerpts of it with you since the only treadmill I use on a daily basis is my […]
November 25, 2016
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, […]
My last 5k in the series was my fastest by half-a-minute!
May 1, 2016
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 […]
Quickening my 5k time week after week at #cc5kFridays
April 23, 2016
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 […]
Still not dead last and I gained a wee bit in both pace and time
April 9, 2016
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 […]
Not DFL in my first Crystal City 5k Fridays race!
April 2, 2016
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 […]
In praise of being dead last in a race
March 18, 2016
As I told you last week, last Saturday I ran the Four Courts Four Miler. I finished!
Running my first road race this Saturday!
March 10, 2016
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 […]