Author Archives: VictorN

My Current Stable of Running Shoes

RunningWarehouse had a sale recently and I took advantage of it to pick up some new shoes at a good price. Two are options I am considering for American Zofingen: Mizuno Wave Kizuna Spikes, and New Balance MT00 Minimus Trail … Continue reading

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Another Fall Climb Up App Gap

Somehow my prior post with this image disappeared into my Blackberry, so I’m writing and posting this again. Of course this post won’t be as brilliant as my earlier post. Below is a shot from the top of App Gap. … Continue reading

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Another Cracked Shimano Chain

This is the second Shimano Ultegra chain in a row that I have had to replace prematurely due to cracks. I like the Shimano chains because the are smooth and shift well, but I think it is time to try … Continue reading

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Injured, No Running but Riding is OK.

I’ve been recovering from what feels like ITB tendinitis: my left medial thigh is sore, both while running and to the touch. I made the mistake of thinking I could run through it, but finally wised up and took a … Continue reading

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Focusing on American Zofingen

I never got around to writing up a race report for this year’s American Zofingen and probably won’t. I’ll just say that it wasn’t pretty. That was probably due to a number of things, including not getting on the bike … Continue reading

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New Balance Minimus MR00SB and Asics Piranha 4

Got some new shoes for a change. I’ll try these tomorrow. They aren’t the lightest shoes I have, by a long shot, but still qualify as a light weight flat at 13.3 ounces for my size 11. As a comparison, … Continue reading

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Not sure what this means

Not sure what this means?

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Mileage is up there, but so is the weight.

My work load has been heavy, so my posts here have been light. I have gotten some good training, thanks to an incredibly long stretch of great weather. I’ve managed about 8 hours of bike riding, including a 3 hour … Continue reading

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A Slight Step Back

I was feeling tired last week, so I took it easy.  Overall I managed 35 miles of running vs 40 last week and all of that at a slower pace.  The good news is that I stretched my long run … Continue reading

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A decent Week

Last week I got in 32 miles of running, and only running. This week I managed 40, with 12 today. On top of that I even got in one oustide ride, as part of Monday’s brick. The 12 today was … Continue reading

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