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Running in snow and cold - NOT!
Sunday, March 28, 2010      5 comments

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
Worst 5K in the history of the world!
Sunday, March 21, 2010      15 comments

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
This is sad
Wednesday, March 17, 2010      6 comments

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
Running Slowly on Purpose
Monday, March 15, 2010      4 comments

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
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You thought that was fast? I thought it was fast. Well was it?
Sunday, March 14, 2010      10 comments

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
Oh, that is just peachy!
Friday, March 12, 2010      12 comments

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
Snowshoeing and Hot Chocolate
Sunday, February 21, 2010      11 comments

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
Incoherent ramblings - I want to be a grown-up
Tuesday, February 09, 2010      8 comments

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
Travel Advisory: Cold and Blowing Snow - Time to Run!
Monday, February 08, 2010      3 comments

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
Run until it hurts
Saturday, February 06, 2010      4 comments

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
Cheeseburger in paradise
Sunday, January 31, 2010      5 comments

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
Too far and too fast! I hurt now!
Sunday, January 31, 2010      5 comments

Date: Saturday, January 30th, 2010 Time: 2:30pm Location: Highlands Ranch Colorado - Dirt Trail Total Distance: 8 miles Total Time: 96 minutes Timed Distance: 5K and 10K 5K Time: 29:28 5K Pace: 9:08 min/mile 10K Ti... Read more
Woo Hoo! I am a Medium!
Thursday, January 28, 2010      6 comments

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
Running in the dark
Wednesday, January 27, 2010      4 comments

Time: 5:30pm Location: Bailey, Colorado - Burland Subdivision Timed Distance: 2 Miles Time: 19.47 Minutes Average Pace: 9:30 min/mile Company: Alone Total Time: 30 minutes (Warm-up, Timed Run and Cool-Down) Weather Condition... Read more
Trying to Come Up with a Racing and Training Schedule
Monday, January 25, 2010      3 comments

Time: 3:00pm Location: Bailey, Colorado - Burland Subdivision Timed Distance: 3.1Miles Time: 32:57 Minutes Average Pace: 10:30 min/mile Company: Alone Total Time: 55 minutes (Warm-up, Timed Run and Cool-Down) Weather Conditi... Read more

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