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“Is this part of a ceremony?” – Last person to officially finish Boston Marathon... by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Stacy Shaw Runner’s World has a neat story about the last person to finish the Boston Marathon . Stacy Shaw, a fifth-grade teacher and mother of four from Nebr ... Read on »
1,000 visitors! by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training At 9:59 this morning, my site went, well, platinum. 1,000 visitors. The momentous visitor was Gandaman (Hope you don't get mad at me for outing you buddy.) ... Read on »
10 years ago this weekend... by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training So, I'm watching the NFL Hall of Fame game right now. And it reminds me of what I was doing exactly 10 years ago this weekend: I was actually covering this game as a writer fo ... Read on »
10-10-10 by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Cool number.   And it just so happens to be the date of my next marathon.....   I just registered to run Chicago. Its out there. This is the race I hope to ... Read on »
10k on the 10th by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training I usually don't post on Sundays. Too tired. Too lazy. Too everything. But there is something of an Internet running revolution going on at one of the blogs I rea ... Read on »
130 lives by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training It was a bad day at work today. The place that employs me announced it was laying off 130 people , about 10 percent of our workforce. That's 130 lives. ... Read on »
130 lives by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training It was a bad day at work today. The place that employs me announced it was laying off 130 people, about 10 percent of our workforce. That's 130 lives. 130 families. 130 ... Read on »
14 months going on.... by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training This is my 200 th post and why not "celebrate" this momentous occasion with a picture of my 14-month old son, Noah. Wonder what he is thinking? "Dad, where i ... Read on »
200 bottles of wine on the wall, 200 bottles of wine by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training People who think I am a wine snob always ask me: "How do you know what a good bottle of wine tastes like?" I always answer: "Go buy some wine. If you l ... Read on »
2008 Year in Review: Running by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Highlights: 1. Running my first sub 20-minute 5k, a 19:25 on Thanksgiving at the Fort Worth Turkey Trot. This was a PR by 1:36 over a run I had just 40 days earlier. ... Read on »
2009 August mileage and re-evaluating Saturday's 24-miler by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training August Miles Runs - 23 Miles - 242.83 (personal best by .2 miles) Time - 33 hours, 32 minutes, 49 seconds Pace - 8:17 min/mile Avg distance per run - 10.56 Avg ... Read on »
2009 White Rock Marathon race report by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"Cambria Math"; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:1; mso-generic-font-family:roman; mso-font-format:o ... Read on »
2009 White Rock Marathon Result: A PR by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Time: 3:36:39 Pace: 8:14 (My garmin said the course was 26.99 miles with a pace of 8:01) Overall place: 562 out of 3909 First half: 1:42:57 Second half: 1:53:42 So ... Read on »
2010 Fort Worth Labor Day 15K Run by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training My time was 1:05:45 for the 15k, an official pace of 7:01 min/mile, though my Garmin read the course at 9.41 miles (and a pace of 6:59 min/mile). I ran this same race las ... Read on »
2010 Texas Independence Relay: Race Report by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training First the smell/scene: Ben-Gay. Sweaty shirts. Port-o-potties. White panel vans. White lights. 18-wheelers blowing by you on lonely deserted highways. Night lights ... Read on »
2011 Austin Marathon: My goals. by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training They say you should set several goals for yourself when you run a marathon. From your A goal, where everything is going right and things feel easy, all the way to your D goa ... Read on »
2011 Fort Worth Labor Day 15K race report: Not enough miles in the bank to challenge my personal... by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training We got cool medals and it was only a 15k. From left to right - Anthony Orsa, Ola Holowka, me, and Linda Truong I always tell people you get fast by running a lot o ... Read on »
30 years ago today.... by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Going a little off topic here... On March 26, 1979, I was a fifth grader at Daniel Webster elementary school in Dallas, Texas. I was in Mr. Pantello's gym class. He star ... Read on »