so today i was jogging down at green lake main path (counter-clockwise) and saw a man and a woman yelling at each other by the tennis courts. the man was yelling “get away from me!” and the woman was apparently doing some kind of hex with her hands. i stopped to listen. the woman wouldnt … More crazy lady
Dear Mayor, Interim Mayor or Whom it may concern, I have been waiting to write because ive been waiting for a new mayor that perhaps can be trusted? Now that it seems we aren’t getting one any time soon so I’ll just write to this office. I live in North Seattle in the Greenwood neighborhood … More What happened to the city I once loved?
how i am feeling about MP? bad. very bad. the amount of effort required for me to run MP right now is only a little bit less than HMP. i think it acually has something to do with cadence and my stride mechanics. there is something that kicks in around 7:30 that hasnt kicked in … More no marathon?
but i am torn about training. it’s a week since Squamish and i have a first road marathon in 7 weeks. all my training has been pretty much for ultras. i have done some speed work but hardly anything in between and hardly anything at MP. at this point i cant imagine sustaining an 8:00 … More on to the Marathon!…
Gear: i wore exactly the same stuff as i had at Mt Hood . headsweats cap, giro base pockets over a compression shirt with 3 pockets sewn in back, feetures socks and one of my newer pairs of hoka clifton 1’s. i had some 3’s in the drop bag just in case but didnt use … More Squamish 50 Mile 8-19-2017
to preface i want to say that while it may sound like i am making excuses…well they are excuses …but there is no way for me to write a good RR without mentioning things that impacted my race. training went very well and i dont think there is anything i missed or screwed up with … More Mt Hood 50M 7-8-2017
https://www.strava.com/segments/15117090/embed I almost ran over a girl and bumped into a blind dog and had to climb through some downed trees but got it done! …I also saw a guy standing on the trail will a full suit made of hanging moss!
omg i am such a dunce! so dd had a bday party here today and parents are stopping by to pick up the kids. i am talking to Rich, whom i know fairly well. we’ve had dinners together and such and then Sarah walks up. i know Sarah too! i feel like i know her … More Lisa and Sarah
In the Wilhelm-Baynes version of the I-Ching is a brilliant foreword by the eminent psychologist Carl Jung. In it he describes our Western prejudices against anything that can’t be measured works against us when we look for help in the real world. If I may: …I can assure my reader that it is not altogether … More Chaos and training
1-13-17: my excitement about black canyon has turned to dread as I have developed some compartment-like nerve pain in my lower leg. It was just soreness that went away after warming up for the past couple of weeks so I was taking it easy and cutting way back on mileage and no speed work for … More OUCH!