BolderBoulder 40 – an experience worth having

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BolderBoulder 2018 – the 40th anniversary race. This is a race that has been on my bucket list for a few years and after running it I highly recommend it. Started as a small group of friends running in 1978, it has grown to be one of the largest 10K races in the USA. The organization is superb – everything from the sign up process through race day. With an estimated 50,000 participants and over 100,000 spectators this is no mean feat.

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Scrub Jay 10K – just a run in the park

Ever had one of those days when you feel everything is just going right?  Well Saturday was one of those days.

My training schedule last week got blown up with a slight ankle sprain after my last half marathon and a business trip to Utah. Did the RICE protocol on the ankle for Monday-Wednesday then didn’t get any running in Thursday and Friday due to business. We got back to Florida at 1:30AM Saturday morning and had to be up for the Scrub Jay 10K at 5:15AM. Continue reading “Scrub Jay 10K – just a run in the park”

Running, Music and Sunshine – another moving party in the books

The first Sunday in February is the Sarasota Music Half Marathon. This is fast becoming a go to race in the Sarasota running calendar. Now in its 4th year, the race features a scenic course, over 20 different musical entertainers from local bands, high schools and individual musicians,

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great medals along with an after party on the lawn of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall overlooking Sarasota Bay.

This year there were over 2,500 participants which did lead to some bunching up at some points – but more on that later. The temperature was great – low 60s. There was a bit of a wind to cool us down, so pretty good running conditions. Continue reading “Running, Music and Sunshine – another moving party in the books”

5K Family Affair – Fun and Medals to Boot

My running goal for 2018 was to skip marathons and focus on shorter races.  Saturday saw my first 5K of the season – the Achieva Run For Good 5K in downtown Sarasota.  It was a family affair with my son William and grandson Liam also participating.   The race was two laps around the park with a mix on cinder track, grass and concrete.  The race went well, finishing in 25:04 and taking 2nd place in the 60-64 age group.  Also William got his first running medal – placing 3rd place in his age group.

Next week we have the season’s first half marathon – the Sarasota Music Half Marathon.  Looking for a time between 2:00:00 and 2:15:00.  Let’s see what happens.

 

KT Tape Helps Pats Get To Superbowl

Well I guess the sale of KT Tape is about to rise.  Word out from the web site SportTechie that Tom Brady used the magical tape on his injured thumb during the New England Patriots win over the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday.  He even held his hand up post game to prominently display the letters “KT” on his thumb.  brady What a piece of great free advertising!

As a long time user of KT Tape for taping up my ankles, feet and lower legs, I am proud that Mr. Brady has joined the club.

For those of you have not used kinesiology tape or KT Tape, as it is known, I highly recommend it to get you through some tough workouts or races.