Category Archives: Lunchtime Runs

Acts of Running Desperation

I’ve sort of unofficially signed on to this 120 Day Challenge that Kate, Jason, Vanessa, and a bunch of the other crazy blogging-runners I virtually associate with have cooked up.  The idea is to run every day for 120 days … Continue reading

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We Sweat it Out in the Streets: Going Barefoot & a Few Lessons

This morning I walked the six blocks to the dog-run completely barefoot.  I’ve taken off my shoes and walked through the park barefoot a few times, but the six blocks of Bed-Stuy concrete sidewalks has always given me pause.  There’s … Continue reading

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The Runner’s Prayer (3.8 miles)

“God grant me the serenity 
to accept the things I cannot change; 
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.” – Karl Paul Reinhold Niebuhr Today I headed out at lunch to do speed work: 3×800/400, … Continue reading

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Choosing (7.8 miles)

“Reprimands will not bring the waves into line. Anger will not alter the winds. Sadness will not bring back the Gulf Stream. The greatest freedom allotted to any human being is the freedom to choose one’s attitude. Whatever the weather, … Continue reading

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Run:) and #nationalrunningday

I’ve decided to stop cataloguing every single one of my runs here on this blog. While I’ve have some thoughts or reflections to share on many of my outings, sometimes I don’t; while I honestly take joy in every run, … Continue reading

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Catching Up: Long Run, Achiva, and a Head Cold

Since I’m a whole week behind in my running log, I’m going to hold off reviewing the Altra Instincts. Besides, I’ve only put a little over 7 miles on them, which isn’t quite enough to have an informed opinion yet. … Continue reading

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Running In Circles, but Faster (3 2×400/400)

For my Tuesday lunch-hour run, I headed over to the track to do speed-work for the second time. Last Tuesday was my first attempt at speed-work, and I think I started out to ambitious, with mile repeats and quarter mile … Continue reading

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Right Understanding: Rest & Recover (2.32 miles)

After doing 18 miles Saturday, Sunday was an off day and today was a recovery run.  I took my heart-rate monitor again, and made sure to keep my heart-rate below 135 the entire time, which (as I’ve said before) is … Continue reading

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Running in Circles

For my Thursday lunch-hour run, I decided to try out the brand-new track a the McComb’s Dam Park over by Yankee Stadium.  I’ve never run on a track before, at least, not since some point in high school for gym, … Continue reading

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Recovery Running (3.25 miles)

A recovery run is a short, slow run (for me, that’s 3 or 4 miles, at around a ten minute mile) used to shake out your tight muscles more than build any speed or distance,   A “recovery run” is something … Continue reading

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