20696 total / 291 in 2016

Boston Marathon. April 18th 2016. Not sure what I'm gonna' do after that. I can't focus on more than one goal at a time. Maybe more trail ultras.

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  • 22 miles
  • 03:38 time
  • 2412 calories
  • 3 workouts
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  1. #dailymission Do the plank test! No. I prefer exercise that involves movement.

  2. RUN
    alright Wednesday in the park... alone 14.55 mi 02:06 08:39 pace

    This was the mid-week medium long run in the plan. Ugh- woke up at 3:45am after maybe 6hrs of sleep. Not enough. Felt pretty sluggish at the start, but that's OK. No significant pains, and ... read more

    • Jeff L.
      Jeff L.

      Sounds successful to me--no pain! Not surprised you were alone at that time of day (er, night).

      2 days ago Like1 person

    • John K.
      John K.

      Any run after missed sleep feels harder than it actually is - nice run in the park, Morey!

      1 day ago Like

    • Helene W.
      Helene W.

      Glad you felt good, Morey. Injuries are not fun for sure.

      1 day ago Like

  3. RUN
    alright Recovery Run 7 mi 01:02 08:48 pace

    Just an easy recovery run today. Still working out the soreness from Sunday. Saw a feral cat, and then what I though were the reflective eyes of another feral cat a mile later- but when I got clo... read more

  4. swim
    great Lunch Swim 1600 yd 00:30 33:00 pace

    Inspired by Ben K. and the 80 degree sunny weather we're having, and that today was a rest day from running, and that my body just needed to stretch out in the pool. Yes! I took a little swi... read more

    • Jeff L.
      Jeff L.

      Almost fell out of my chair. Of course, if you said you went for a ride, I would have for sure.

      3 days ago Like1 person

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    • Tabatha H.
      Tabatha H.

      Did the earth just shift its orbit? Love reading this.

      3 days ago Like2 people

    • Ben K.

      whoa...after reading Jeff and Tabatha's comments I'm thinking this is a bigger deal than I thought. I know you've been focused on running - but now I'm even more impressed that I got you into the pool.

      3 days ago Like2 people

  5. RUN
    good TTR- Soldier Trail/LaMilagros... 16.2 mi 03:16 12:05 pace

    Ditched the 20mi road run on the schedule today, and instead enjoyed some magnificent scenery running with the Tucson Trail Runners. My first time on this loop (So I PRed!). It's a rocky cli... read more

    • Ben K.

      Good run Morey! I like the PR attitude, that's the way to look at things. So why the change? Just didn't want to push things on the road with the Achilles? I hope it's feeling okay. I don't blame you for being careful downhill. Better safe than sorry.

      5 days ago Like

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    • John K.
      John K.

      Heel blisters - ugh! But other than that, sounds like a lovely long run - I would totally take it over a 20 mile road-only run :) And all that vertical gain - good strength workout!

      4 days ago Like

    • Sun T.
      Sun T.

      Great running! Fun to try out new shoes but sorry to hear about the blisters :(

      3 days ago Like

  6. Shared Photo

    Some idiot stuck their face in the photo and ruined this great pic of Ben

  7. RUN
    good Easy one 6.3 mi 00:57 09:02 pace

    A light, easy one on the docket for today. Nice thing about it - I slept in and got to run when it was sunny and warm, with a nice breeze. Sure- I miss the stars, but it's nice to see the magn... read more

  8. RUN
    good 10 w/ 6@HM pace 10.4 mi 01:19 07:35 pace

    I was kinda' scared of this run. Knew it would be a lot of work- but it actually went pretty well. Did a super easy 2mi warmup- sloshed through the cold water in the TV wash and did a 6mi loo... read more

  9. RUN
    good Midweek MLR 12.1 mi 01:41 08:20 pace

    Frosty morning. Brisk- in the low 20's, perfect for running. Plan called for a 12mi MLR- so that's what I did. Felt pretty decent. My body likes the easy paced runs I guess. Stayed on... read more

  10. RUN
    good 9 x 100 8 mi 01:05 08:09 pace

    Plan said 7 miles easy with 6 x 100 pickups. So- I did 8mi with 9 pickups and overcooked the easy in some places. Felt OK. Ben enjoyed the run. 32 and damp, and a partial moon tarnishing the sta... read more

  11. RUN
    alright Recovery on the 'mill 3.6 mi 00:32 08:53 pace

    A few little residual aches and pains; achilles and hip. So, didn't run this morning, but I found myself at the gym this afternoon and did a little easy treadmill running, followed by a stren... read more

  12. Shared Photo

    Apparently- you guys haven't seen a selfie from me in a while. I've been getting a lot of requests. From today's run.

  13. RUN
    good Road and Trail LSD 19.1 mi 02:52 09:00 pace

    34F with the sun just coming up. Started off nice and easy. Really easy, as that's what LSDs are all about right? The TV wash was only a few inches deep, then onto SNP. Up the hill, over to Ja... read more

  14. RUN
    good Red Meteor 7 mi 01:01 08:40 pace

    Nice and easy today. Started off super slow, and then slowly picked it up to just easy. Stopped at the pond for Ben to take a swim- which only lasted 2 seconds as it was 35 degrees out. As I was... read more

  15. RUN
    Speed work on the mill 7 mi 00:55 07:51 pace

    Speed work on the mill. I couldn't handle sustained HM pace, so I did blocks. 1mi, 2mi, 1/2mi, 1/2, 1/4. HR climbed to threshold for each- which I guess is the idea. So, that's my double... read more

    • John K.
      John K.

      Good effort Morey! Yes, I have trouble putting up a good effort on a tready... but fortunately, I can't watch TV for being scared of falling off the machine ;)

      15 days ago Like

    • Darrell G.
      Darrell G.

      That's a big time pace to me!

      15 days ago Like

    • Morey B.
      Morey B.

      HM pace I was shooting for was about 6:55/mi, but wasn't able to hold it. I guess I've gotten a lot slower than I thought.

      15 days ago Like

  16. RUN
    alright Breezy and Warmer 8.13 mi 01:09 08:29 pace

    Breezy and Warmer in the 40's today, so I was a little overdressed. Moderate paced run under a bright moon. No meteors today. Left achilles was hurting a bit after a few miles.

    https://w... read more

  17. RUN
    good Huge Meteor 9.25 mi 01:18 08:25 pace

    Saw a really spectacular meteor. Even though there was a bright moon and could only see the most luminous stars today, this little piece of space debris was more intense than Venus as it tracked f... read more

    • Aaryn O.
      Aaryn O.

      up late last night, squeezed an extra hour out of the pillow so no stars for me this morning

      17 days ago Like

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    • Paul S.
      Paul S.

      Pretty cool on the 'meteor' sighting. Maybe you can break it into fartleks in order to get the legs into another gear?

      17 days ago Like

    • Jeff L.
      Jeff L.

      I certainly trust your instincts. You don't have to follow a plan to the letter, you know that. Make it customized to you (and your 35-year-old-52-year-old body).

      17 days ago Like

  18. 2 days off: Wow- sleeping in and being a general slug is really easy. No wonder why so many people don't get up at 4:30am to run in the cold and dark. Achilles and Posterior Tibialis are fe... read more

    • Ben K.

      I feel like I'm hearing my own personal anthem from your description. I love my rest days. I remember when I fractured the bone in my foot years back the doctor said, "no running for a couple months" and I was like "OKAY!" He was shocked. He said most people say they HAVE to run. I think that's why I feel a bit reluctant to say I'm a "runner" since I fall off the wagon so easily.

      18 days ago Like

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    • Jeff L.
      Jeff L.

      I know you'll do everything in your power to make it so.

      17 days ago Like

    • Kevin M.
      Kevin M.

      keep it going Morey, rest etc to make sure you slam Boston

      17 days ago Like

  19. RUN
    injured Achilles Failure 13.6 mi 02:10 09:33 pace

    This is a down week after 3 50 mile weeks, so today's long run was just supposed to be 12-14mi. Felt mediocre on the start of the run, but not too bad, and started feeling better after 6 mile... read more

    • Karen A.
      Karen A.

      First of all, crap on the Achilles, sorry to hear it. Here's hoping a couple days off does the trick. And also: 35 degree temp swing? Holy crap.

      20 days ago Like

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    • Ben K.

      I saw this title in my feed but had to wait till now to read it! How are you doing Morey? I hope the rest does you good and you changed act to training for Boston. That's crazy weather. 35 degrees?! At least you have the right gear for the climate. It makes a big difference. Feel better soon!

      18 days ago Like1 person

    • Morey B.
      Morey B.

      It's partly my Achilles, but also my left posterior tibias. Gave it two days of rest so far, heat, cold, massage. I'll give it a test run tomorrow.

      18 days ago Like

  20. RUN
    good Hazy Stars- Two Coyotes 6.32 mi 00:53 08:20 pace

    As the title says- the stars were partially shrouded today in some high clouds. Temps in the mid to upper 30's. Saw the eyes of two coyotes shining back at me- barked, growled and yelled and... read more