Why Read TTRA

Yeah, yet another running blog coming from a nobody in the running world – ain’t it great!

If you look around the running world and all the great authors, writers, and bloggers that are out there why do I believe that we need another running blog?

What can Time to Run Again contribute to the running world that others probably have already done or written about?

First of all let’s get this out of the way, my age is a number that I have accepted and learned that I cannot outrun….I am 62, working hard to make it to 63 and far beyond, these efforts give me a lot to write about.

I have not had formal coaching since High School and most of the knowledge I have about running comes from the school of hard knocks over very close to 50 years of doing it. Along with what I picked up from reading books, magazine, videos, blogs and other runners.

As a result, I have probably made just about every mistake a middle of the pack runner can make, but the idea that I am still running and writing about my training and mistakes almost 50 years later is pretty cool.

Although, I do like to train to run fast (for me) and run races…well as long as my old nemesis race day anxiety isn’t kicking my butt, depending on who shows up I might even be competitive in my age group locally. While race recaps are few and far between some years, I am still just a bit competitive about my running

Time to Run Again is the narrative portion of my daily training log and I get to think about “things” which is an important part of our running and a part that is usually does not get shared as often.

While most of my runs are done alone, there have been times when I have been lucky enough to have other runners to run with. Writing about the friendships made, clubs, races and the social side of running is fun and I will be doing some of that.

At some point I am going to finish another marathon, my last one was in 1983 and was a complete shitshow. Running a marathon is one of those things that I know I can do, now I just have to do it. Although this pandemic stuff is getting in the way of things this year. Who knows maybe 2021 will be the year I get to finish a marathon again and 2013 will be the year, I run Boston? It will be an interesting journey to get there.

Like most runners I am still searching for the mythical perfect for me running shoe and write a bit too much about all the different running shoes that seem to find their way into my life. I might even throw in a few technology reviews along the way as I break and smash my way through GPS watches and other running accessories.

The reality is that

Even though my glory days are now only good memories, I still have goals, dreams and stuff that I need to work on as as I keep moving forward as a runner. It is my continuing on the runner’s journey that I hope will make Time to Run Again interesting for its readers.

My perspectives on running are probably different than many of the authors, writers or even other bloggers who were collegiate, elite or have been involved in the running industry at some point.

However, the biggest reason that I decided to start over with Time to Run Again is that I am passionate about running, want to share some of my experiences and maybe even help someone who is going through some of the same stuff that I have had experience with.

Perhaps in some small way, I can give back a bit to the running community that has given me so much over the years.