Trail run with dogs
Monday, October 17, 2011      2 comments

Today I took advantage of the sunny weather and spent about 2 hours trail running with the dogs. There were many interruptions, ranging from dogs charging at us to taking my shoes off and running barefoot for 10 minutes. The surfaces I ran on we... Read more
First outdoor run with heart rate monitor (HRM)
Sunday, October 16, 2011      1 comments

When I woke up this morning it was foggy with a light drizzle and the temperature was in the 40's. Because of the fog I mapped a route nearby of one mile which is about 1/3 asphalt and 2/3 gravel. I decided to do my run in the morning today wh... Read more
Rest is half the progress
Sunday, October 16, 2011      2 comments

I decided to take a rest day today. I did exercise four days in a row and am looking forward to taking an outdoor run tomorrow. Today my muscles were a little sore from the uphill walking. I spent some more time thinking about stress and wh... Read more
Long slow walk
Friday, October 14, 2011      1 comments

Today I thought about taking a rest day but by afternoon I really felt like some more exercise than the dog walking I had done in the morning. I decided to do some uphill walking on the treadmill and it turned into my "long, slow walk" rather ... Read more
A ride and a run
Friday, October 14, 2011      2 comments

Today I started the day with a trail ride through the harvested wheat fields. Together with a friend we let our horses climb the hills in perfect fall weather, around 55-60 degrees F. My resting pulse was still up to 70 this morning. Just f... Read more
Second MAF test
Wednesday, October 12, 2011      1 comments

I had originally planned to do an uphill walking MAF test today because walking is what I do on my non-running days. I started this morning by taking my resting pulse which was 68, a little on the high side, normal is about 60 for me. When ... Read more
First MAF test
Tuesday, October 11, 2011      1 comments

I didn't feel that much like running today but was curious what the MAF test would show using my new heart rate monitor rather than the built-in heart rate monitor of the treadmill at the gym. When I got to the gym I found it to be fairly warm a... Read more
The Maffetone method of endurance training
Tuesday, October 11, 2011      4 comments

I came across the Maffetone method on the Runner's World Forum about 2 weeks ago. This is not a method about the form of running but about training intensity, biofeedback, nutrition, life style issues and injury prevention that affect endurance ... Read more
Moscow Mountain Madness Trail Run
Monday, September 12, 2011      3 comments

This run was something I had been looking forward to. I knew that the trails are beautiful since we had checked them out ahead of time. I also knew that it would be much harder than the first Half-Marathon that I ran this March which was all le... Read more
Been on here since February and only today saw Spark Goodies!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011      5 comments

I thought it is high time to write a short Thank You to all the people who sent me Spark Goodies and messages. While I have been receiving notifications in my e-mail about Spark Mail I had no idea these Goodies and the messages with them even ex... Read more

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