Boston 2011 Race Report

Posted on 17 CommentsPosted in Achievements, Asthma, Asthma & Exercise, Asthma Symptoms, Boston Marathon, Fitness Walking, Inspiration, Leg cramps, lung disease and exercise, Marathon walking, Marathons, Mobility Impaired Division, People, Places and Events, Post Marathon recovery, Race photos, Racewalking, Team Wheezy, Walking, walking events, Walking Injuries

They don’t call it the best marathon in the world for nothing , and this year was no exception. The weather was near perfect and the spectators and volunteers outdid themselves. The moment I entered athletes village and the disabled athletes staging area early Monday morning, my worries and stress about the race just melted […]

Disappointed, but still finished faster than last year:-)

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I was on well on my way to setting a personal best, when at mile 21, I slipped on some wet paper cups, did a full summer salt, cut my finger open and tore a ligament in my knee. It took me almost 2 hours in excruciating pain to limp the last 5 miles of […]

Mixing pleasure with business

Posted on 6 CommentsPosted in Asthma, Exercise&Fitness, Funny asthma stuff, Funny walking stuff, lung disease and exercise, People, Places and Events, Racewalking, San Francisco

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 […]

The green shoes are back.

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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. […]

When the Cows come home

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…….Yeah, that’s just about the time I’ll be crossing the finish line at my next race. For my October race choice, Ive decided to go with the Urban Cow Half marathon, Relay and 5K race. Held in an area near the state capital of California in Sacramento, the Urban Cow marathon looks like a fun […]

Behind that finish line smile

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Ok, so I look really strong in some of my finish line photos, but believe me.. looks can be very very deceiving. I’m an expert at hiding what I feel inside (I think most asthmatics are, to some degree.) Behind those smiles were waves of excruciating pain shooting down my legs. My breathing was really […]

Racewalk Planet Radio Interview

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Check out my radio interview with Chris Rael over at Chris is an awesome racewalker and coach. It was a video of Chris racewalking(Dave Mc Governs advanced racewalking clinic in Solana Beach last October. Related Posts:Behind that finish line smileSolana Beach Racewalking ClinicRock&Roll Race ReportHappy to be training again.ClarificationA hyperinflation week

Training Update

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Training for a marathon is no picnic..it’s hard work, but I’m a happy to report that I’m now 3/4’s finished with my training. With the exception of a minor, but troublesome foot injury, I’ve managed to survive this training session better than some of my previous ones. My lungs have been holding up pretty good […]

Hardcore

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On Thursday I did this…….. for this many miles ⇩ and I used this 6-8 times After I finished the walk, I did this…….. AND THEN THIS⇩ Holy S**T ! Intense exercise actually causes microtrauma, or tiny tears in muscle fibers. This muscle damage not only stimulates muscle cell activity and helps repair the damage […]

Tiburon Racewalking Clinic

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[JP-Facebook-Like] For the photo album, page (The 2010 Tiburon Racewalking Alumni) This was my 4th World Class racewalking clinic in 3 years, and as always, I got to meet some really nice people , had a great workout, a great time, and I learned a lot. I wanna thank our wonderful host, over-pronate quite a […]

Training update– weeks 8 & 9

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Wait a minute…….. what the heck happened to weeks 1-7? Well, weeks 1 and 2, (January 1st-8th) I was in the hospital(on a ventilator). Week 3, I was too wiped out from said hospitalization to do any exercise. Week 4, I actually managed to pull off a 10 mile walk. Weeks 5&6 , (January 27th- […]