Marathon training starts

Next week I begin deliberate training for the Disney Marathon in January 2010.   I’ll target to complete runs at least 3X weekly, with one being a  ‘long run’.   the long run distance will increase right up to marathon time, and I’ll try to complete at least a couple of 21 mile runs prior to the 26 mile marathon.  Here’s my schedule for long run distances to accomplish each month:

June 6 mi.
July 8
August 10
September 12
October 15
november 18
December 21
January 10 Marathon

I’ll be de-emphasizing my twice weekly weight training at the Y, and bike rides. And as the distances get longer, I won’t be able to complete them on weekday mornings, so the long runs will begin to cut into weekend fishing time!

BTW: completed 11 mile bike ride to work this AM, saw two gators on the way.

classic menus in Office 2007

Hate the “ribbon”? Try this free plugin which provides a “menu” option in the new Office 2007 programs. Select the UK version for english language.

Its a breeze to install, just run the setup.exe and click a few prompts. My only disappointment is that when the menu is up, it doesn’t support the old menu-structure keyboard shortcuts on which I am highly dependent.
(thanks Orlando Sentinel).

More photos from Philly

While in Philadelphia last week, we got out to see some sights.  We were staying in a downtown hotel about a mile from where my folks were staying.  On Friday night, the girls crew team had an early evening practice followed by dinner brought into the hotel, so we walked across downtown to have dinner with the GP’s.     We saw the best and worst of downtown.   Public sculpture, homeless men, stunning architecture, sidewalk cafes and more.    

After the girls races on Saturday, we sought out Pat’s King of Steaks, a contender for the original Philly cheesesteak.   It was at the foot of the 9th street italian market, and it was packed.  The staff at Pat’s was surly and impatient, the sandwich itself was just so so, but I wouldn’t have missed it.  Afterwards we wandered the market, then made our way to the Philly library near the race site and explored the grounds nearby next to the Waterworks on the Schuykill river.

WPHS Stotesbury results (update)


Winter Park High School crew sent 6 boat crews to Stotesbury. The girls entered the Senior 8,, the second 8 and the lightweight 8.  The boys entered the Senior 8, the second 8 and the junior 4.

The three girls boats all qualified for semi-finals, but each one finished one slot out of qualifying for finals.  It was a tough break for the girls team.  The boys all qualified for finals: the boys 1st varsity finished a heartbreaking photo-finish of 4th place, and the junior 4 finished 6th.    But the boys 2nd varsity 8 brought home gold and took first place with open water behind them!!   Congratulations to all the athletes.     All results here.