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By Daddy Clay Saturday, July 14th, 2012
The fallow period of crossfit training and bootcamps that has been the last few months is drawing to an end. It’s time to focus on running and set goals for my 2012-13 season.
The season falls into two halves this year: preparing for the marathon at the Baltimore Running Festival in October, then tackling the Austin Distance Challenge that culminates with the Austin Marathon in February. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daddy Clay Friday, September 17th, 2010
From the moment I made my resolution to get fit on New Year’s Day 2009, it’s always been about the tech. My first step, on what has been a long journey, was onto the plastic platform of a Wii Fit. It took me a couple of months to work up to running again, but shortly after I started hitting the road, I found Nike+. The suite of tech, as it then existed, was comprised of a pedometer insert that fit into the insole of a Nike shoe, a transmitter that attached to the bottom of an iPod, and a website where the collected data could be viewed and shared.
Maybe I’m just a social media victim, but I was instantly hooked by being able to see the collected stats: total miles, average split times. And I also enjoyed placing my progress in the wider context of the site’s community. I joined challenges, set goals, and even used the coaching features to train for my first half-marathon. I had minor gripes with the rig — lost a few runs, found route mapping awkward, and got tired of having to sync my iPod to transfer results — but overall, I was happy with the system. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daddy Clay Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
I’m driving my 2003 Mazda MPV back from the shop and I almost turn around and take it back. Sure they’ve put in a new catalytic converter and fixed the brakes, but a new problem has cropped up. What’s all the whirring and buzzing, what’s that grinding sound? What’s with all the noise?
Then I realized that after spending full week, and almost a thousand miles, behind the wheel of the 2010 Buick Enclave, I had gone soft. After all that time being spoiled in the relative peace of the Enclave’s quiet cabin, the interior my minivan now sounded like being inside an activated trash compacter being pulled behind a dump truck. Read the rest of this entry »