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Running on Dirt
Friday, February 03, 2012      17 comments

Part 1: A Good Day I had a good day yesterday. I went to a dog and pony show by some software vendor. I won the drawing for the $50 AMEX gift card. I gave it to my wife Annette. She is going to use it to buy some new pants. The Nik... Read more
New Shoes, Ugly Calf, First Run and Pink Tutu
Sunday, January 29, 2012      26 comments

Part 1: New Shoes Yesterday, January 28th 2012, I went down to Boulder Running Company to get a new pair of shoes. I had called ahead to verify they had my shoes, which are Nike Zoom Vomeros in 13D. ... Read more
Still Gimping Around
Tuesday, January 24, 2012      16 comments

Part 1: That is going to leave a Mark On August 14th I severely tore my right calf during the Leadville10K. This race is also known as the "NOX 10k" since it is a hilly trail race at 10,152 elevation. "NOX" stands for "No Oxygen". Stand... Read more
Torn Calf - Six Weeks Later and The Guy Nobody Loves
Sunday, September 25, 2011      21 comments

Part 1: A Little History I tore my right calf muscle during the Leadville 10K on August 14th. This grade 3 tear happened at the beginning of the race. I ran the 6.22 mile race stopping nine times when I couldn't stand the pain. I finish... Read more
Princess Half Marathon, Pink Shirt and Tutu
Tuesday, September 06, 2011      32 comments

Part 1: Background A few days ago, I blogged about my wife's cousin Anne's invitation to my wife to run the Princess 1/2 Marathon at Walt Disney WorldŽ this February. Anne wants Annette to participate in the Princess Half with Anne and a... Read more
Planes and Princess 1/2 Marathon
Saturday, September 03, 2011      17 comments

Part 1: September 1st, 2011, 7:35 AM CDT Minneapolis/Saint Paul airport I have been traveling on business this week. Traveling is fattening. Trying to eat well, while traveling with portly colleagues, is a bit more challenging than I woul... Read more
Torn Calf Photos, Bike Ride and Waxberries
Monday, August 29, 2011      27 comments

Part 1: Keep Going Until it Hurts I am slowly starting the long process of rehabbing the injuries I got during the Leadville 10K Trail race on August 14th . My doctor and physical therapist told me I can do low-impact exercise. They warne... Read more
Bad Leg, Bikes and Less Food
Saturday, August 27, 2011      13 comments

Part 1: Short Introduction On August 14th at the start of the Leadville 10K race I seriously injured my right calf when I had to slam on the brakes during the start. I ran the race on a torn calf muscle. I finished the grueling race. Thi... Read more
Torn Calf Rehab - Being Good (Mostly)
Sunday, August 21, 2011      23 comments

Part 1: Background On August 14th at 12:01 PM MDT, at the start of the Leadville 10K Trail Race, I tore my right calf muscle in an effort to avoid a collision when the runner in front of me stopped. A torn calf muscle can occur when a runn... Read more
Leadville 10K Race Report - Torn Calf Muscle
Tuesday, August 16, 2011      36 comments

Part 1: Leadville 10K Trail Run Background Leadville, Colorado, is home to some of the most grueling biking and running races in the World. www.leadville... Read more
Running, Biking and Haunted Hotels
Saturday, August 13, 2011      16 comments

Part 1: Stumpy is Good Stumpy and I went for a nice easy ride Wednesday on a nice easy trail. We did a Forest Service fire road that had just a few ruts - no biggy. Stumpy and I did 8.22 miles in 45:30 minutes. Average speed was 11... Read more
Biking and Running the Colorado Trail - Blood, Dirt and Bent Wheel
Tuesday, August 09, 2011      30 comments

I read a blog posted by PRINCESSRUNNER7 called "Triple Brick = 1,500 calories burned!" www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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July Mountain Running Stats - Uphill Both Ways
Saturday, August 06, 2011      10 comments

Inspired by Bill's (ELYMWX) July stats blog: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Cool Running - Shawnee Mule Trail
Wednesday, August 03, 2011      9 comments

On Saturday, July 30th, I really wanted a nice easy run. I wanted to run while it was warm. I wanted to run at a "low" elevation of 6,000 to 7,000 feet. What I found was a difficult and dangerous trail along Dinosaur Ridge called Zorro.... Read more
Clumsy and Fearless - First Aid Kit Required
Monday, August 01, 2011      17 comments

When I was a kid my mother would not allow me to go near glass displays in a department store. For some reason she thought my close proximity to breakable objects might result in serious injury or at least major expense in terms of broken glass... Read more

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