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March 24 2009 -
OK so I have definitely been
a slacker on the training blog this year, so there is some catching
up to do. After the last marathon, I eased off on the purposeful
training regimen but continued to run throughout the year. Once
again I kicked off the formal training in the fall with the local
Wicked Half Marathon that goes from Salem to Marblehead and back.
Things have been going well
as I approach the final month before the race and the last long run
coming up this Sunday. This years training was enhanced, if not
complicated, by a fair bit of business travel that took me to some
new routes and adventures.
The round about started in
October with a crisp cold trip to Quebec City for an interesting new
project and a few laps around the old city and fort. Itís a
I also paid my first visit
to Columbus Ohio to meet the good folks at Emerson/Liebert.
Unfortunately, a pre-dawn run and a quick trip back to Boston did
not reveal much about the city.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The next running adventure
had me off to Kuala Lumpur for a full schedule of client meetings
punctuated by early morning site seeing runs. In Malaysia, its best
to get the runs in early anyhow.
Seoul, South Korea
As part of city redevelopment, Seoul recently
restored the Han river flow through downtown. It's a great
place to run alongside and features small and large waterfalls, rock
crossings and winding pathways. The
only problem was the strange Korean magic that kept me from turning
around and heading back to the hotel.
Las Vegas, NV
We traveled to Las Vegas for a client conference
where I did my fair share of Elvis spotting on my morning runs.
By this time, the jet lag had kicked in and it was harder than
normal to get up for those 5am sessions...but the novelty of running
along the strip was worth it.
A meeting and presentation in Broomfield leads me
to some runs in sky country. It was brisk but sunny.
Santa Clara, CA
Santa Clara was a nice break from the cold New
England training sessions. Warm and sunny.
March 6 2009 - Closing the gap between
training and the real thing, but I still have some stories to share.
Balancing the ever evolving changes in work/life, this year was
filled with interesting training sessions from riverside runs
in Malaysia, scorching heat in Las Vegas and mountain skies in
Boulder. This year I've practically run around the world in
order to stay in shape!
Training Blog Boston