Friday, November 17, 2017

Well the holidays are coming, and in case you haven't picked out a gift for that special someone on your list I may have just the thing:

Shelly and Rhoda: the story of coach Gary Truce's paranormal investigation of a young family's otherworldly experiences.

Available at Amazon (click the link!)

Chris Lennon

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Interval Training to Perform At Your Peak: Part 2

Most Of The Visitors To The Blog Who Still Have Their Memories In Tact Probably Remember Me More For Picking Up Their Disgusting Towels After Practice Than For Anything I Did With Running Flats On.  

I've been very busy in advance of publishing my memoir in a few short months to create publicity for the book and begin to share some valuable insights I've picked up over the past 13 years of exclusively running sprints, practicing mindfulness, and getting my head examined(literally).   

Although I was very uncomfortable in my own skin circa 1972-1976, I looked up to varsity members of SUNY Binghamton's Track & Cross Country Teams and have fond memories of this very good group of guys.  I hope you enjoy the video.

Regards,
Mitchell Milch, Manager of The SUNY B Track Team, 1973-1976.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb3JT4cY_KA 

Saturday, September 3, 2016

What I did for my summer vacation...

The blog has been pretty quiet.  I'm missing my fix of hearing about Mark's athletic activities.

I had an okay summer.  We started with a spring trip riding the Great Allegheny Passage:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/kwajspeedo/albums/72157667675568845

We didn't do it point to point but did out and backs to cover the whole thing.  So, I guess I can say we did the whole thing twice.

We did the Parks and Trails New York Erie Canal Tour.  I haven't put the pictures into an album yet.  It was a fun tour.  The riding on the canal trail got a bit boring, but the area and historical places were great.  I would tour in that area again.

We also did the Cycle Mass tour again this year.  Unfortunately the routing was pretty bad.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Blast From The Past: Expression of Gratitude

Dear SUNY Binghamton Runners,

Everything I always wanted to know about success and was afraid to look at as mine to own was there for the taking when I began to observe and reflect on my experiences training.  If I’m to split hairs on this subject I’d say that many of the lessons about success I garnered from running came after my days of logging miles and running distance events was behind me. The past 13 years or so I’ve been running sprints four days per week, a “grand” total of 6-7 miles per week.  This has been the period that the benefits of serious training have generalized to other spheres of my life. 

Why would I think you might be interested in what I have to say about such matters some 40 years after the last outdoor track meet I accompanied many of you on?  Good question.

The answer is that this a letter of thanks to so many of you who inspired me to discover my “inner athlete.”  I owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to so many of you for modeling the grit, determination, self-discipline, passion, athleticism, and mental toughness you modeled racing on the track and in cross country events.

I also felt confident that you would get a huge kick out of seeing me in action on my website at Fountainofyouthfulmusic.com. 

Below is an incomplete list of folks I fondly remember made a difference in my life in ways most of you never gave a thought to.  If I left out some names please forgive me as I am 61 years old and rather prone these days to “senior moments.” I’d like to thank Coach Truce for helping me fill out the list.

Thanks again.

Regards,

Mitchell Milch, Harpur College, Class of 1976, Manager of SUNY Binghamton's Track & Field Team

Coach Gary Truce
Coach Jim Calloway
Gary Wallace
Paul Mucci
John Moreau
Bill Morrissey
Mike Cunningham-Okay I snuck him onto the list
Tom Fusco
George Archie
Henry Shuford
Tony Sykes
Gabe Kaplan
Bill McMullen
Bob Nigro
Merritt Hartblay
Sheldon Melnitsky
Eric Kaplan
Dave Moin
Kevin McCarthy
James Jeter
Frank Walters
Dave Cody
Oliver Walcott
Neil Schutzman
Bob Daniels
Richard Seidman
Dave Caplin
Bill Gallagher
Steve Weintraub

Friday, May 20, 2016

Spring Training

It's been a long time!  Spring training is beginning, very late!  I'm out of shape!  Ran 4.3 miles a couple days ago on trails, about 8:35 pace......hope everyone else is running more than that! (or biking, rowing, etc.).

Mark

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Only Race of the Year!

It has been a minimal racing year for me, but with a 5k cross country race held literally a half mile from my house, I could not resist.

Check out the results here!

Overall, I was pleased with my time and place, considering my relative lack of training (15 to 20 miles per week the last 3 months or so), and almost no speed workout, with the exception of a few fartleks.

Mark

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Update on Spring Training

Did three 5-mile runs in a row this past Friday, Saturday, Sunday, about 8:28 to 8:30 pace.  Did not feel great, but not bad for this time of year.  How is everyone else's spring training coming along?  I would really like to hear from our numerous listeners in Latvia, Russia, and other parts of the world.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Blog "Facelift"

Well, I tried to give the blog a facelift, by rearranging it into two columns instead of three and "tinkering" with the text and background colors.  In the end, I'm not sure it's an improvement, but at least it's different!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Our Blog All-time Audience Stats

I thought this was interesting.  Here are our all time statistics in no. of Page Views since the formation of our blog several years ago.  I don't know if all the foreigners viewing our blog are real people, or just internet "robots", but Russia and Eastern Europe seem quite interested in Mark and Eric's Running and Dave's Wisdom!