I did not do much running this last week. The weather was really cold and nasty. I know I am wimping-out. I counted on my fingers and toes that it has been cold and snowy for 5 months. I am just tired running in sub-freezing temperatures. I... Read more
Yesterday, I ran a 5K race that redefined definition of “hard run". When I left my house the temperature was - 1 °F. At race time the temperature had hit a balmy 10.7 ° F.
The cold wasn’t the worse part. The entire course was a sheet of ... Read more
I went to Sports Authority yesterday to buy a soft knee brace. I am not sure I need a brace. Last time I ran I felt a little twinge in my left knee and couldn’t find my old brace. All the running stuff was on mega-sale. I bought a long sleev... Read more
Subject #1: Running Slowly on Purpose
On Saturday I went to the local high school track with my wife, Annette, and daughter, Katie. I wanted to do some base training.
www.trifuel.com/training /triathlon-training/aerobi... Read more
I like the movie "Maverick" with Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster. In the movie Brett Maverick is playing cards with the notorious John Wesley Hardin. Hardin goes for his gun. Maverick does a lightning fast draw and points his gun at Hardin's nose... Read more
I signed up for a 5K race on March 20th in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. I made the mistake of telling my son Ben about this race. He exclaimed, “Dad, I have friends that running that St. Paddy’s day race! You and I can run together!”
Oh, ... Read more
Chapter 1: Eating Too Much and Losing Weight
For the past 11 days I didn’t exercise much. I had too many aches and pains. I also ate exactly what I wanted. I drank beer and went out for barbecue. I ate brownies and cookies. I didn’t l... Read more
I went running today. I generally list a summary of my run in terms of distance, time and pace. I also list temperature, wind chill and humidity. I note the location and altitude. I keep track of my performance with my Garmin timer. Here is... Read more
My training program called for a 5 mile run today. We had 9" of show accumulation and more snow is on the way. I decided to drive to the Platte Canyon High School track. First the track is the only place where I live that is flat. I also fig... Read more
I am training for some upcoming 5K races. I have a training program that I downloaded running.about.com. I looked at many, many training programs and settled on the "Intermediate 5K Program".
Of course, I completely ignore the program. M... Read more
I have been doing a lot of running lately. I ran 8 miles yesterday, uphill both ways! I figured I burned about a million calories.
I can justify any self-destructive behavior. Just watch me!
My wife and I made a sojourn to see ... Read more
I went to Sports Authority yesterday to get a pair of long running pants. I hate anything on my legs when I run. I figured a light-weight pair of running pants might be tolerable. Running with bare legs in snow and cold can be a bit uncomfort... Read more