Archive for May, 2012

27
May
12

First post-run run

Today was finally the day; my first run following my marathon last Sunday – exactly one week ago.

My legs have felt fried all week. There was no need to run. There were a few nights where my legs felt OK and I thought “tomorrow’s the day,” but then in the morning, they reverted to their “dead” state again. No biggee. Continue reading ‘First post-run run’

24
May
12

No poison in this IV

Fifteen marathons and I’m still learning about my body. An easy conclusion after suffering through – and after – my latest 26.2 is that I should strongly consider not running a marathon when the temperature rises to 85. Of the two I’ve done in such conditions, the outcome was the same: nausea, vomiting, and a trip to the hospital. In a word, dehydration. Continue reading ‘No poison in this IV’

23
May
12

Bennington: It all started here

I’ll never forget my first day as a runner. Sure, I’d run before, but it was to get in shape for baseball season in high school; it was required running.

This run was different: I did it on my own. Continue reading ‘Bennington: It all started here’