Boston Marathon Training Run Posted Saturday, February 16th, 2013 Michael and I ran 23 Miles this Morning (Side note: Michael and I finished the 2013 Boston Marathon. I ran 3:32 and Michael ran 4 hours. What happened... Read Diary
I did it...last race was my fastest Posted Saturday, December 29th, 2012 Finished The Moody Two this morning...race number 50! I did it. I have finished racing 350.8 miles and have averaged 6:59/mile for the year. My last race this... Read Diary
I am now 33 seconds down Posted Saturday, December 15th, 2012 Ran Ted Corbitt 15k Classic Ran 1:05:48 this morning in Central Park. It was the Ted Corbitt 15k Classic (9.3 miles). (Photo at the 5... Read Diary
Being More Focused Helps Posted Sunday, October 21st, 2012 Ran Race Number 40 this morning Catherine and I drove up Friday afternoon to Benbow which is about thirty minutes from the starting line of the... Read Diary
Race Number 38 in the Morning Posted Saturday, October 6th, 2012 San Jose Rock n Roll Half Marathon I really like the San Jose Rock n Roll half marathon. I have run it every year since 2007. My... Read Diary
Press in Eugene Posted Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 The Register-Guard ran a story on Monday Oct 1 Bob Keefer from The Register-Guard and I sat down and talked before the race. His article came out the next... Read Diary
Very Important Races Coming Up Posted Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 I need to bank some time before Cabo I did not race last weekend. I spent Friday and Saturday with the grandkids and Catherine, Justin and Lis at... Read Diary
Tough Race in San Deigo Posted Sunday, August 19th, 2012 My worse race of the Year The San Diego Half Marathon was tough for me. I am just not running well when it is hot and... Read Diary
Falmouth Road Race No 32 Posted Monday, August 13th, 2012 Lots of Humidity but what a fun event What an amazing trip back east. I have not posted before because we didn't get back yesterday until 2 am. ... Read Diary
San Francisco Half Marathon! Posted Sunday, July 29th, 2012 Race number 31 started in Golden Gate Park I was ready to break 1:32 this morning but I blew it with some slow early miles. (Lead Photo - at... Read Diary
Not sure how I pulled this one off Posted Sunday, July 15th, 2012 Race Number 29 - 1:32:12 half marathon This race was really a concern because of the situations I have had the last two weeks. I love the race... Read Diary
Working on the Back Posted Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 A good improvement today I just have to get this back thing behind me. Yesterday I just walked three miles and by the end... Read Diary
My Back is Not Good Posted Monday, July 9th, 2012 ...and I have a half marathon on Sunday Last Thursday morning I felt a weird pain in my lower back (left side) but I didn't want to think... Read Diary
The Amazing Pina Family Posted Thursday, July 5th, 2012 Did an Interivew and Training Session I first officially met the Pina family at the Trailblazer 10k/5k race in Mountain View, California last September. I had... Read Diary
Half Done with my 50 Race Challenge Posted Sunday, July 1st, 2012 27 Races completed and I am ahead of pace My 50 race 2012 Challenge (A Long Run) is half over. Overall it has been a very good six months. I have... Read Diary
Race 27 this morning Posted Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 I really needed this After not running well in Puerto Vallarta last Saturday I was being to wonder about my half marathon in Fontana. Was... Read Diary
It was tough racing in PV Posted Sunday, June 17th, 2012 Races 25 and 26 are complete...half way The air is thick in Puerto Vallarta. I knew I would loose some time in PV. Plus the 15k Challenge... Read Diary
Fontana Half Marathon Posted Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 Best race of the Year Everything worked today. On Friday I had a fifteen minute back massage, got a lot of rest (even through we... Read Diary
Training Run with Hans Schmid Posted Sunday, May 27th, 2012 We meet up with Hans on Sunday Our film crew (Michael, Catherine and Waitman) met up with Hans on Sunday before the Marin Memorial Day Races. We... Read Diary
Press in Manhattan Kansas Posted Friday, May 25th, 2012 "Thanks Burk for the article. Means a lot to me." My brother sent along a copy of the article that the Manhattan Mercury newspaper ran. Brought back good memories of... Read Diary
San Jose Mercury News Article Posted Friday, May 18th, 2012 Runner's World founder doesn't let age slow him down by Dan Brown It's 8:17 a.m., less than an hour before the starting gun, and Bob Anderson has made the rookie... Read Diary
Race 21 DSE Mother's Day 5k SF Posted Sunday, May 13th, 2012 "I like these low-key type races once in awhile" I do like to run a lot of different type of races. I do love the big races but I... Read Diary
Race 20 Ave of Giants Half Posted Sunday, May 6th, 2012 It doesn't get any more beautiful than this Ran my 20th race of the year this morning...the Ave of the Giants Half marthon. I placed 22nd overall out... Read Diary
Training Run with Mike Posted Friday, May 4th, 2012 Running in Ferndale before Ave of Giants Half Michael, Catherine, Waitman and I drove up Friday to Ferndale, CA. for race number 20th which will be held on... Read Diary
Training Run with Amol Saxena Posted Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 Getting ready for Ave of the Giants Half Sunday The year is flying by. Hard to believe it is already May 1st. Got together with Amol for a training... Read Diary
Our Trip to Manhattan Kansas Posted Monday, April 16th, 2012 Four Mile training Run Sunday Morning It was tough but I really enoyed our training run in Manhattan Sunday morning April 15. Frank Dayton (in blue)... Read Diary
Getting ready for Kansas Posted Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 Rock the Parkway Half Marathon on Saturday Photos and stories from Kansas will be posted Monday. Been a great trip. Running with my brother and some other... Read Diary
Almost broke 20 minutes Posted Saturday, April 7th, 2012 My ankle did not bother me at all I ran 20:02 today. I wanted to get under 20 and this is pretty darn close. Afterwards, I was able... Read Diary
Fastest Triplets on the Planet Posted Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 Nice run and interview with Honor and Shelley today It was so nice to get together with Honor and Shelley at Shoreline Park in Moutain View, CA after work... Read Diary
Good day of filming in Carlsbad Posted Saturday, March 31st, 2012 Getting ready for race number 15 in the morning We are in Carlsbad, CA for the Carlsbad 5000. This will be my 19th straight Carlsbad. We had a full... Read Diary
Published in "Run Blog Run" Mar 22 Posted Friday, March 23rd, 2012 "This is a special interview for me," stated Larry Eder As printed in Run Blog Run, " Bob Anderson is the founder of Runner's World. He ran it from its... Read Diary
Dropped by to see Rich Benyo Posted Sunday, March 18th, 2012 Talking with previous Runner's World editor On the way back home from Fort Bragg CA, we stopped by Forestville and spoke with Rich Benyo. I hired... Read Diary
Not feeling Well Posted Monday, March 12th, 2012 Race Number 13 is Saturday in Fort Bragg, CA I woke up yesterday morning with a sore throat. The grandkids were sick on Friday. Some sort of flu. Today... Read Diary
Talking With Dr. JoAnn Posted Friday, March 9th, 2012 We asked JoAnn to comment on an email we got..."back off on effort and do the races as a lark..." We are interviewing a lot of interested people for our film. This morning we spoke with Dr JoAnn Dahlkoetter. She... Read Diary
Race Number 10 and 11 in Cancun Posted Sunday, March 4th, 2012 It was hot, humid and windy in Cancun but it was FUN! I run so much better when it it cooler...but that's nothing new. It was also windy in Cancun on Saturday. I... Read Diary
Race Number 9 5k on Track Posted Saturday, February 25th, 2012 Never got into the Race Bryan and I had the perfect plan to break 20 minutes. In the end I ran 20:57 and Bryan 20:06. ... Read Diary
Training Run Feb 22 in San Jose Posted Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 I really enjoy training with my son-in-law Justin On Saturday I am going to be racing 5k on the track. This will be my 9th race of the... Read Diary
An Afternoon Shoot with Rich Posted Thursday, February 9th, 2012 Foothill College Track was our backdrop It was hard to believe that it was 70 degrees this afternoon. We decided to meet up with Rich and... Read Diary
Race Number 6 Half Marathon Posted Sunday, February 5th, 2012 Great Day to Race 13.1 miles in San Francisco I was concerned about my hamstrings but they did not bother me at all in the Kaiser Half Marathon in... Read Diary
Recap My Challenge and Goals Posted Saturday, January 28th, 2012 More than just 50 Races from Bob AndersonIn 2012 I am going to run 50 races to celebrate 50 years of running and races. Can't believe I started... Read Diary
Race Number 4 in San Francisco Posted Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 The Big Issue today was my hamstring The white tape around my hamstring really helped me get through this one. I worked all week on my hamstring. ... Read Diary
Race Number 3 DSE 5k Posted Sunday, January 15th, 2012 Nice group at the DSE Ball Park 5k After race number three we got together with Rich and Sheldon, two SF Bay Area runners I have known for... Read Diary
One Week Later after falling Posted Sunday, December 25th, 2011 Stopped by the Plastic Surgeon Office It is amazing how fast the body can repair itself. Of course, with the help of a plastic Surgeon. Dr.... Read Diary
Bob Anderson Making A Plan Posted Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 The Goal Is To Run 50 Races in 2012 Mike and I drove to San Ramon to run the Hah Hambug 5k. In route we talked about what I... Read Diary
It's Not Over Until It is Over Posted Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 The Double was even more than I thought it would be I have been waiting to write this until I made a final decision about what I want to do. I... Read Diary
Back on Pace...finally Posted Sunday, December 9th, 2012 I am now One Second in Total Ahead of Pace I wanted to be at least even when I step on the starting line next Saturday in Central Park (NY)... Read Diary
Picked up 50 Seconds today Posted Saturday, December 1st, 2012 My new shoes helped One of many things I have enjoyed about this challenge is meeting so many new people along the way. Today... Read Diary
Talking with Dave Zimmerman Posted Sunday, November 4th, 2012 We interviewed Dave on Saturday Dave Zimmerman and I were just 17-years-old when I told Dave on a bus headed to a high school cross... Read Diary
13.1 Miles through the Redwoods Posted Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 Dealing with some issues getting ready I love running through the Redwoods. The half marathon course we are running is the Ave of the Giants course... Read Diary
Lost some more ground today Posted Sunday, October 7th, 2012 Race number 38 - San Jose Rock n Roll Half Marathon I really wanted to run 1:31 half today but I didn't. We ended up getting to the race with only... Read Diary
More Eugene Trip... Posted Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 Did a lot the last three days of Sept There are lots a great places to run in Eugene. Friday I ran along the river near the Pre Trail. ... Read Diary
Hanging Out With Joe Henderson Posted Monday, October 1st, 2012 We spent Friday Sept 28th with Joe in Eugene, Oregon Our trip to Eugene Oregon was everything we thought it would be and more. We arrived very late Thursday Sept... Read Diary
Oyster Point 5 Miler Posted Monday, September 24th, 2012 Just 14 races to go I think it was Bill Rodgers who said that you just know in the first 20 yards if you are... Read Diary
How Am I Doing This? Posted Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 I have now completed 70% of my races Tim, a member of the Ujena Fit Club posted this after I ran 20:58 5k Sept 9 for race 35. (photo... Read Diary
Back on Pace Posted Sunday, September 9th, 2012 End of Summer 5k Race Number 35 I am back on pace. I am right at 7min/mile pace after 244 miles of racing. I have completed 35... Read Diary
Race 34 Kauai Half Marathon Posted Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 It was tough but beautiful The Kauai Half Marathon has to be one of the world's most beautiful half and full marathons in the world. ... Read Diary
Working on Issues Posted Friday, August 24th, 2012 Need to run a good Half in Kauai Have really been thinking of all the things that I need to improve before my next race...the Kauai Half Marathon... Read Diary
Bill Rodgers Is so Inspiring Posted Thursday, August 16th, 2012 We spent last Saturday morning with Bill in Falmouth There were four exciting highlights on our trip to Boston last weekend. (Photo: running the interviewing Bill Rodgers on Saturday... Read Diary
Longest Training Run of the Year Posted Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 Ran 15.5 miles with Mike this morning Even through my hamstring has been bothering me, I wanted to get over 13 miles. Since I don't have a... Read Diary
Training Run with Bill Dunn Posted Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 Getting ready for San Francisco 2nd Half Marathon I really needed this training run. This is my third training run with Bill Dunn this year and I hope... Read Diary
Getting ready for race number 30 Posted Thursday, July 19th, 2012 Interview with Christine Kennedy today Been running and walking easy all week. Have gotten in 23 miles so far. Ran 11 miles on Tuesday. My... Read Diary
Getting this under Control Posted Thursday, July 12th, 2012 Was able to run 10k this Morning My back is so much better today. The deep tissue and trigger point massage, the laser and adjustments by a... Read Diary
Training with the Pina family Posted Monday, July 9th, 2012 I really need to include more warmup and exercises in my routine This morning I ran with the Pina family (we also filmed this for our movie "A Long Run"). They normally... Read Diary
Third Best 5k of the Year Posted Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 Fun Time at Morgan Hill July 4th Race We have been doing the Morgan Hill July 4th race since 2007. This is one of our Family Running Trips... Read Diary
Fell this morning Posted Saturday, June 30th, 2012 I am concerned about my Hip 4pm Update: My hip is not good and now my wrist is really bothering me too. I have to cancel... Read Diary
My Hamstring is not Right! Posted Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 Went in for Cold Laser Therapy I normally do not see someone until something "really" happens. My right hamstring has been feeling funny the last couple... Read Diary
Almost stepped on a Rattlesnake Posted Sunday, June 24th, 2012 Over 50 miles for the week Mike and I ran 11 miles this morning. At about the six mile point Mike yells out "Rattlesnake." We were... Read Diary
Getting Back on Track Posted Friday, June 22nd, 2012 It is tough to stay focused I am just one week short of six months in doing my 50 Race One-Year Challenge. There are a lot... Read Diary
First weekend off Posted Saturday, June 9th, 2012 I had raced every weekend this year This is the first weekend of 2012 that I am not running a race by design. I knew my legs... Read Diary
Race number 23 in Marin Posted Monday, May 28th, 2012 10k Memorial Day Race This morning was race number 23 in Kentfield, CA. It is called the Marin Memorial Day 10k. I have run... Read Diary
Race No 22 Bay To Breakers Posted Sunday, May 20th, 2012 I had a tough time on the Hayes St Hills I had not run the Bay to Breakers in over 20 years. Then I just jogged it with the kids. ... Read Diary
My next race is Bay To Breakers in SF Posted Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 I have never raced the B2B but I am on Sunday The Bay to Breakers became a very wild race. One year close to 100,000 runners (official and unofficial) finished the... Read Diary
Change of Plans for this Weekend Posted Thursday, May 10th, 2012 Race 21 is going to be Sunday in SF It is never too late to make a good decision. I was planning on running the 5k in Portola Valley,... Read Diary
Running with Katie before Ave Posted Saturday, May 5th, 2012 Katie and I running in the Redwoods I met Katie at the Run Wild for the Child Race last November. She was running in costume and almost... Read Diary
Race 20 on Sunday Posted Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 "I am ready to race 13.1 miles in the Redwoods" It has been a good week. Have gotten in a few miles but not too many. My legs are feeling... Read Diary
Race 19 The Great Race 4 Miler Posted Sunday, April 29th, 2012 Point to Point race from Saratoga to Los Gatos CA It was a perfect morning for racing. Ran 27:10 which was a 6:47/mile pace. Didn't feel as good as I... Read Diary
Most of our Video Gear was Stolen Posted Friday, April 20th, 2012 Out of my Jeap on my driveway I can not believe what happened last night. We had all of our video equipment, our laptop and other things... Read Diary
Rock the Parkway Half Marathon Posted Monday, April 16th, 2012 Race 17th in Overland Park Kansas The Rock the Parkway half marathon is only three years old and they do a good job. I finished 101... Read Diary
Press in Kansas City Posted Friday, April 13th, 2012 Good Article in Kansas City Star This article came out in the Kansas City Star the day before the Rock The Parkway Half Marathon. Thanks Pete... Read Diary
My Ankle Update Posted Friday, April 6th, 2012 Just as long as it does not get worse Out of the blue after walking around at the Expo the day last Saturday before the Carlsbad 5000 my ankle... Read Diary
Good interview with Amol today Posted Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 "There was so much happening centered around Runner's World in the 70's..." I have known Amol Saxena for nearly 40 years. He was just a kid back then and in fact he worked for... Read Diary
Carlsbad5000 This morning Posted Sunday, April 1st, 2012 I really like this race - 19 years in a row When I got up this morning at 5am I looked at the window of our hotel which was located at about... Read Diary
More Photos from Oakland Half Posted Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 Ken Collins sent these along These are some photos that Ken Collins took at the Oakland Half Marathon last Sunday. Thanks Ken...enjoyed breakfast after the... Read Diary
It is wet out there Posted Saturday, March 24th, 2012 Oakland Half Marathon in the morning We need the rain. But it will add to the challenge if it is raining in the morning. There is... Read Diary
Race Number 13 5k in Fort Bragg Posted Sunday, March 18th, 2012 Pulled a Rabbit Out of the Hat on This One This was going to be a tough race. I had been sick all week and was only able to run... Read Diary
Leaving for Fort Bragg, CA Posted Friday, March 16th, 2012 Still not 100% but good enough to race 5k I am much better than I was but I am not a 100% yet. But I have 24 hours before... Read Diary
Race Number 12 Juana 8k Posted Saturday, March 10th, 2012 Fun racing in Palo Alto The Juana 8k race this morning went well. I had a lot of things working for me. I ran 33:16... Read Diary
Training Run March 1 in Cancun Posted Thursday, March 1st, 2012 Getting Ready for Bob Anderson 15k Challenge on Saturday I have been in Cancun since last Sunday for our event we sponsor called the Ujena Jam. We have been... Read Diary
Training Runs Feb 20 in Los Altos Posted Monday, February 20th, 2012 I really enjoyed My Training Runs today! I would have normally ran easy the day after a race but today I did two workouts. At 8am Bill... Read Diary
Race Number 7 family running trip Posted Sunday, February 12th, 2012 It was a family affair in Pacific Grove I do like this race. Rich and Mike setting up the video camera before the start. I have run this... Read Diary
Words of advice from Rich Stiller Posted Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 "This is a tough goal you have set for yourself" Bob...The more I think about the challenge you have set for yourself the more I think you're going to have... Read Diary
Going Over things with Rich Posted Friday, February 3rd, 2012 Things are falling together I have known Rich Stiller for 39 years. He is a runner and a friend. Rich will be one of four... Read Diary
Race Number 5 10 Miler Posted Saturday, January 28th, 2012 Will my hamstring hold on the tough Hill? It was a good day for racing in San Juan Bautista, California. The town that was made famous by Alfred... Read Diary
Race Number 2 from Bob Anderson Posted Sunday, January 8th, 2012 I was feeling good today! Catherine and I travelled to Stockton on Saturday Jan 7. We could drive to the Cal Ten race the morning... Read Diary
This is the way to see China Town. I thought I had run this race many years ago but I realized this morning that I had not. There is an unique atmosphere surrounding the Chinese New Year 10k and 5k run/walk. The course was long and they didn't post results (at least I did not see it) but I will be back next year.
I spoke with Bob Darling before the start. He laid out the course and even through there were four hills, it could have been much tougher. Since I am not a good hill runner (at least right now), I did loose about 45 seconds. BTW, Bob was a good runner in the past but was not running because of a knee situation.
Speaking with Mark and Matt before the start. There are not too many twins as fast as they are. They finished second and third after leading most of the way. They are being featured in our film.
Mark and Matt pushing up one of the tough hills leading the pack. They have 40 yards on the runner in orange who won at this point...just after three miles.
Verity was first woman overall. She is from Australia and will be sharing some good advice in our film.
I did a stupid thing. Somehow my Garmin powered off right before the start and I played with it trying to run a good first mile. I finally got it straighten out about two minutes later. I need to figure this out before the next race.
Mike really liked this location and got some really good footage.
Speaking with Miss California Chinatown. She ran the 5k and explaining what the Year of the Dragon means.
It was a good day...
Photos by Catherine Cross Ujena Fit Club and A Long Run
I do like this race. Rich and Mike setting up the video camera before the start. I have run this year at least 15 times over the years. The course is not fast but it is beautiful. We have made this one of four family running trips we do each year. This was the fourth year we have done the Together With Love races held in Pacific Grove (near Monterey) around the weekend before Valentine Day.
The wrap-up after the race with the family. Justin, Lisa, Owen and Carly down front.
Bob finishing the 10k in 42:22. His goal was under 42 minutes. The Garmin says the course is a little long... Photos by Catheirne Cross Ujena Fit Club
Bob Anderson's grandson (Owen Wall in Red) is only five and finished in the top ten for the kids 1k races. Take a look at that stride.
One of the characters in the film is Justin Wall. He was a professional athlete and injuried his knee. But being part of the Bob Anderson's family, how could he not take up running. He ran the 5k today and finished 7th overall.
Since 9...11 Johnny carries the American Flag when he runs.
What am I doing? Right before the start of the race.