Monthly Archives: January 2015

Challenge Workout

Alrighty. Here we are, bright and early on this lovely Wednesday morning, the 28th day of January, year 2015. I am here to make good on a challenge I was issued by¬†an 11 year-old. The challenge? To see if I … Continue reading

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Cruisin’

Maybe it’s not always pretty. Or comfortable. Because on the days it’s not pretty or comfortable, it’s pretty damn awesome. That day was today. I started Week 15 out with a bang, so I hope to keep it going. Allow … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Recovery (and review Week 14)

Ahhhh yes. Recovery week. That wonderful week where your training volume and intensity is decreased so you can reap the benefits of all the hard work you have logged over the preceding weeks. That wonderful week where not only my … Continue reading

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Everything in time…

The new refrigerator was scheduled to arrive sometime between 12:15pm and 2:15pm. Actually, it was supposed to arrive LAST Saturday, but the snowstorm closed the Thruway and the truck with our fridge on it was coming from Ohio so…it didn’t … Continue reading

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Solace by Swim

Let me first begin by saying that I’ve had a great training week thus far; I’m getting my hard efforts in, and – to use the words of a previous post – I’m “nailing” them (my stomach may not agree … Continue reading

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It Ain’t Always Pretty

Or comfortable. Today it was neither pretty nor comfortable. As I alluded to yesterday, today I had a strength session in the morning and mile repeats in the afternoon. The morning strength routine was great – I hit some numbers … Continue reading

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Serenity by Ski – Week 12 in Review

Three times this past week I attempted to start a post, so that I could get everyone updated a bit more frequently, and so I could avoid an excessively verbose week’s end review post. Three times this week, I had … Continue reading

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I wanted to swim, but….(Week 11 in review)

But it was 54 degrees out. In January. In Western New York. The air was still, and there was a partial clearing of the clouds in the sky. It was a PERFECT morning to run, a perfect spring-like day. In … Continue reading

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So long 2014 (and December)…

Yes, this is one of those year-end reflections. Or month-end. Definitely month-end, because December handed me quite a walloping this year. First of all, allow me to correct an earlier statement. In my post Monday, I stated that this week … Continue reading

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