Mixing pleasure with business

With almost 2 hours to kill in between medical appointments last week over at UCSF, I decided to put that otherwise wasted time to good use and do something Ive always wanted to…. I racewalked the Kezar stadium! That’s right…. I racewalked 5.5 miles around the track, and I did it while wearing jeans and … Read moreMixing pleasure with business

The green shoes are back.

Who hoo…scored! Remember the Asics Hyperspeed II and III’s that I had, but couldn’t make up my mind as to which ones to wear at last years Boston Marathon? Well, as much as I wasn’t too crazy for the lime green color, those Hyperspeed II’s were probably the most comfortable racing flats I’d ever worn. … Read moreThe green shoes are back.

Evening walks.

Heading out for the evening walk. A while back I wrote about some of the night walks we were doing . Well, my partner Douglas liked those night time walks so much , that about 3 weeks ago we started doing something similar on a nightly basis. No, I’m not trying to turn Douglas into … Read moreEvening walks.

Walk kind of walker are you?

Just as runners come in a variety of flavors (joggers, runners, sprinters, hurdlers, marathoners, ultramarathoners, etc.),not all walkers are alike. They also come in an assortment of flavors. ( Marciatori Racewalking Track… Circa 1900 ) (Italy’s Ugo Frigerio wins the 10-kilometer race walk at the 1924 Olympics) By definition, “walking” requires one foot to be … Read moreWalk kind of walker are you?

An ExtraTerrestrial Race Report…..Long

Well, this race definitely ranks up there as one of the strangest, yet one of the funnest Ive ever done. Too bad I was sick as a dog during 90% of it. Oh, my lungs were fine. The elevation didn’t bother me at all, it was the rest of my body that was going haywire. … Read moreAn ExtraTerrestrial Race Report…..Long

eye catching

NB rc152 It’s the end of a shoe era and I’m kinda sad. New Balance finally did away with my beloved rc550’s and I’ve been forced to try out one of their ultra bright neon orange replacement models.Introducing my new NB rc152 racing flats! Tried em out yesterday on my walk in San Francisco, and … Read moreeye catching

Walking to a beat

…..I’m in the green and wanted to have a little fun for a change, so I took some of the training clips I shot this week , and added the same music that I was actually listening to at the time. Kind of a self critiquing / back to the 70’s video/racewalking video. Never thought … Read moreWalking to a beat

Who woulda thought

< This morning's routine 5 miler put me over the 1000 mile mark for the total number of fitness miles walked since the first of the year. Lets see, that’s the equivalent of: 38 Marathons 76 Half Marathons 166 10Ks 334 5Ks 7 Badwaters San Francisco to Las Vegas Roundtrip Not bad for a broken ... Read moreWho woulda thought

What are the chances

I can’t believe it ! I found the inhaler I lost 2 days ago .(at least I thinks it mine) It was laying in the middle of the side walk, mid-span on the bridge. Looked good as new . But just in case someone decided to use it, I took the medication canister and discarded … Read moreWhat are the chances