US Half Marathon 2005 Race Report

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I should start off by saying, that despite the anticlimactic ending to the race ( due to the theft of the medals),and the lack of porta-pottys, this event was the best one Ive walked in so far. You couldn’t ask for better weather ( 60 degrees at start time) and you could actually hear the […]

EXPO DAY

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Today I pick up my bib and race packet. They’re holding the Expo at the Hyatt at fisherman’s Wharf. Its kind of a hassle having to go down to the wharf the day before the race but, it also gives me a chance to see how many people have signed up and to scope out […]

It’ll be a Miracle

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The past few days my lower back has really been acting up and making it very difficult for me to get any sleep. (You see, one of the side effects of chronic steroid use is Osteoporosis, ie bone deterioration.) On top of that, my legs have been unusually sore and yesterday I somehow tweaked my […]

Time to wind down

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With just a few days left until the next marathon, its time to wean off the walking and try to take it easy. EASIER SAID THAN DONE I’ve been training for this event, along with my two walking partners, for nearly 3 months now. I think my leg muscles are in good shape, its my […]

Partners in Crime

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MY WALKING BUDDIES.. Related Posts:Some down timeMy Walking StyleMy StoryMy AsthmaWhat am I getting myself into??Advise Please

Now that’s, what I’m talkin about!

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Finally! after a week of crappy walks, I did a smooth 6 miler without back or lung problems. Stopped mid-way for a 5 minute stretch and still managed to finish in just under 1:20 . Average pace 14:10 Fastest Pace 9:45 Wow..there’s still hope for me. Lets see… what did I do differently today? Well, […]

A little better

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Today’s walk was more like an Urgent Care visit than an ER visit. A moderate improvement over yesterdays flop. Didn’t get real short of breath until mile 4 . And after a brief rest I was good again, didn’t even need the inhaler. With less than a week to go until the next race, I’m […]

Walk from Hell

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Today’s walk felt like the first 90 minutes of an ER visit . ( if you’re an asthmatic , you know what Im talking about) Maybe its the humidity? Maybe I’m just too sick to be doing this crap.. I start trapping air during the first mile and the rest of the walk is torture. […]

Barry Who?

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OK ..I admit it ! Im a guy who likes Barry Manilow… I like his music , I like his Vegas shows, I like his new play..actually, its more like I re-discovered his music and talent. What can I say… I think he’s one of the best Singer/Songwriter/Entertainer/Producers.. ever ! YES .. and I belong […]

The Heads..

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I love these Sculptures over near Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco. Related Posts:Mixing pleasure with businessNight walkingA good weekendGOOD LUCK SAN FRANCISCO MARATHONERS!It aint all badEnjoying the downtime

Autumn Lungs

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Generally speaking, seasonal changes are tough for asthmatics, probably due to atmospheric changes such as temperature, humidity and barometric pressure. October/November have always been bad months for me as far as breathing goes. For as long as I can remember, Ive been hospitalized every year in the months of October or November. This will be […]