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Blew out my hip - no more running for a while
Friday, July 03, 2009      6 comments

I was scheduled to run in the Freedom 5k in Evergreen, Colorado, on July the 4th. I am not going to make it. On Tuesday I went on a training run. I took a few steps and it felt like someone had hammered a hot spike into right hip! I hobbl... Read more
Too Far and Too Fast
Monday, June 22, 2009      3 comments

I ran with my 29 year-old son, Ben, on Saturday. Ben is pretty fast. He ran the 5k and 10k in college. We ran on a trail in a Denver suburb. Ben and I have exactly the same stride length and stride rate. We run in perfect lock step. T... Read more
Lousy 9:56 Seconds
Monday, June 15, 2009      2 comments

My training program called for an easy 5K today. I loped along at a 10 minute mile pace. I finished in a 29:24 and felt pretty good. I decided to keep going. My good Spark Friend Felicia (FHAMWEY) has been telling me the virtues of the... Read more
I will run tomorrow!
Sunday, June 14, 2009      5 comments

I had to make signs for a free Bluegrass concert that my church is sponsoring. I spent the entire day making four ginormous signs that will help people find the concert. I did not get to run today. Tomorrow I will run. After two days of ... Read more
Miscellaneous Ramblings
Friday, June 12, 2009      2 comments

This blog is just a collection of my thoughts for the day. (1) My kids think I am old. My body may have aged some. But my mind is still 19 years-old. I am thinking that this is a not a good thing. (2) There are many diametrically ... Read more
Sluggish Running - Need a Break
Thursday, June 11, 2009      3 comments

Yesterday, June 10th, I took it easy. I walked my dog at a brisk pace for 60 minutes. Today, June 11th, I was back on the track. My workout included: 800M jog warm up 1,600M (2 x 400M fast repeats - 2 x 400 jog between repeats) Time - ... Read more
Need a Lower Gear
Tuesday, June 09, 2009      2 comments

My training program called for an easy 5K run today. Here is what I did: Easy 5K - Time 31:24 3 x 100 Repeats (walk 100M between repeats) 3 x 200 Repeats (walk 200M between repeats) 5 minute cool down walk Stretching Tomorr... Read more
Running is Fun
Monday, June 08, 2009      2 comments

I decided I need to intensify my training . My workout included: - 30 minute Fartlek (Alternated 5 minutes of slow pace with 1 minute of fast pace) - 6 x 100 acceleration runs - 1.6K slow jog - Cool down 5 minute walk - Stretchi... Read more
New Shoes and Many Miles
Friday, June 05, 2009      2 comments

I bought some new shoes yesterday. I was supposed to rest. However whn I got my new shoes I had to run. I am doing the Couch-to-5K program. I was supposed to do day 3 of week 3 on the Couch-to5K program. I finished week 3. Then I started o... Read more
Running Paradise
Tuesday, June 02, 2009      2 comments

I am doing the Couch-to-5K program. As I write this blog I am on Week 3 Day 2. I have a great place to train. Today I did the following: 5min Warm -Up 4 x 200M Run 4 x 200M Walk 4 x 400M Run 4 x 400M Walk 1 x 800M 6 ... Read more
Running Workout - Week of May 24th 2009
Sunday, May 31, 2009      2 comments

Summary of Couch-t0-5K training: Baseline 400M time - 1:56 (W1D2) Best 400M time - 1:36 (W1D3) Baseline 5K time - 28:31 (W2D1) Longest Workout (W2D3) as follows: 5:00 Brisk Walk 20:00 Interval Training (90 sec run + 120 sec)... Read more
You Are Running the Wrong Way
Monday, May 25, 2009      0 comments

I went to the local high school track to do some running. There was a personal fitness trainer there with 12 clients. The class was stretching when I started running. The track is well marked. I started running in the correct direction. In o... Read more
Short Choppy Steps
Monday, May 25, 2009      2 comments

A few years ago I was running with a friend. My friend had been a collegiate runner. He critiqued my running style. He told me I needed to make sure my stride was heel-toe. In other words my heel should strike the ground first. He also tol... Read more
I can't jog
Tuesday, May 19, 2009      0 comments

I am following the Couch-To-5k program. I am supposed to jog for 60 seconds then walk for 90 seconds. I am supposed to keep this up for 20 minutes. I found that I have trouble jogging. When I am supposed to be jogging I find myself runni... Read more
Couch-to-5K Running Plan
Monday, May 18, 2009      1 comments

My daughter and wife are good runners. My wife trains for 5k races by running 10k. My daughter is a hightly ranked collegiate 800m runner. Until I recently lost 40 pounds, running any distance was out of the question for me. There was no way... Read more

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