A Surprise Outside Run – RunLog 1-27-14

Today’s plan had me going to the gym and doing 1 minute by 10-12 Fartlek repeats with 1 minute recovery between. Only one problem.

Freezing Rain on snow
Freezing Rain on snow

Yeah freezing rain on top of less than an inch of snow. Not something that I enjoy driving on, but strangely enough walking or running on this today wasn’t an issue.

I found that out when I took Bennie for his morning walk and I wore my old Skechers GoRun Ride 2’s while walking him. They had zero issues as long as I stayed out of the travel lanes (those were slippery, very slippery).

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Five Tips for Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

A great post on giving credit for using other’s works and also thoughts on how to use others ideas, so you are not “stepping” on their works.

Running Around the Bend

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Most bloggers read other blogs and get ideas from them, and sometimes use those ideas to jump-start a post of our own. For example, when I did my Five Things Friday this past week, I noted I shamelessly stole the idea from Megan. At the moment I decided I was doing a post similar to what Megan was doing, I had the opportunity to take either the right or wrong path. I believe I did the right thing, but wanted to give some thoughts about how to avoid doing things wrong.

There are few worse things as a professional than having your work stolen. I have had the wonderful experience TWICE of having to battle for control of intellectual property I created – one time successfully and the other time my company decided not to pursue action. And as a writer on the internet I had a review of…

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Winter Running Safety Question

Winter has had us in its nasty grip for almost two months now and probably has a couple of more months to go based on how it has gone so far.

Nastiness on Trafton Road
Nastiness on Trafton Road

While I have continued to run, get my miles in and thankfully I have been able to run outside more than I have on the treadmill (a small miracle – jut a little sarcasm there). In other words I have endured the sub-zero cold, icy road conditions and crappy weather that makes winter running so challenging that I  just love and “want” to be out there running freezing my ass off.

Yeah right, give me a nice 50-60F day with sunshine and a light breeze at my back – now that is what I really, really want.

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Now it helps that I do have the appropriate clothing and a positive attitude (well most of the time) towards running outside in the winter, but what do I think about before I decide whether to run outside or not? Continue reading “Winter Running Safety Question”