Friday, December 31, 2010

Day 843

Last run of the year. I think I've run outside the last two new years eves, but it was 5F with snow on the ground. Too cold for me.

A good treadmill run, pushing myself at 6.5mph the whole time.


Thursday, December 30, 2010

Day 842

Cold outside, snow starting, not my kind of day. However I wanted a long run, wanting to finish Dec with 50 mi. So I hit the treadmill for a long, steady run.


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Day 841

Getting cold today, but a very nice treadmill run today. I set a steady 6.3, cruised, watching a movie, talking with my wife a bit, just sweating.


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Day 840

Another beautiful day outside, for December. 50F, no wind, felt like well above 50, and I ran in shorts and a sweatshirt, just enjoying the day. If I hadn't been starving (2:00 and no lunch), I would have gone longer.


Monday, December 27, 2010

Running While Sick

I've been fighting a cold for nearly a week, and haven't felt like running a few times. I've pushed through, hoping to be invigorated by the exercise, but it usually hasn't worked. I get done, and I just feel like laying down and sleeping more.

However today I felt better after the run. Maybe it's a sign that I'm getting better.

Day 839

A little chillier, but the dog needed some attention, so I leashed him up and headed down the road. A little slower than yesterday, but I had a hat on and it felt better. The left calf is tight, not sure why.


Sunday, December 26, 2010

Day 838

Feeling a little better, headed outside and down the road. A nice run, where I pushed a few times.


Saturday, December 25, 2010

Day 837

A slow, late, Christmas run on the treadmill. Not feeling great.


Friday, December 24, 2010

Day 836

Not sure if I'm feeling better or worse, a little of both in different ways. After being out all day, a slow run, 5.6mph, steady.


Thursday, December 23, 2010

A difference

I was surprised when I got home from vacation, after running on a strange Matrix treadmill for a number of days. I didn't have my Nike shoes, so I put on my trail Asics and as I started running at home, they felt strange. It felt like a lack of support on the interior of both heels.

I could swear I've used those shoes on this treadmill, but perhaps not. After a few minutes I got used to it, but it was definitely a strange feeling.

Day 835

A long drive home from Steamboat, feeling sick, but decided to do a run before laying down and calling it a day.


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Day 834

Definitely a cold coming on. Tired, worn out, my chest tight. However I wanted to keep pushing since it was a short day skiing.


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Day 833

Tired after skiing, and a little sick (cold), so a shorter one.


Monday, December 20, 2010

Day 832

After a long day skiing, a decent run tonight.


Double Tracking

It's been a month since my Nike+ Nano died, and I haven't felt like trying to upgrade my iPhone to 3.1.3 to use that since it's jailbroken and it's not important enough for me to risk issues. So I've been double tracking my runs here, and at Actually they used to be triple logged at Nike+, but the sync from Nike+ to MapMyRun was automatic, so I didn't have to mess with it.

So each day I manually enter in the blog, and then every few days catch up on MapMyRun. It's a little annoying, but it's not as bad as I would have thought.

Since I'm a computer geek by day, I am tempted to actually try and replace my own nano battery for about $20 and see what happens.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Day 831

A short day of skiing, but a double run for me.

I was trying to help Kendall gt her skis on and bumped my board halfway up Steamboat. My board went down without me and while everyone went down to track it down, i ended up starting to walk down. I thought it might not be too bad to jog down, so i did. It was hard, and it wore out my quads. I had the gps running, but it was only 1/2 mile. So i had to run later

I hit the treadmill later in the hotel, going slow.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Day 830

A slow jog today with my son and wife


Friday, December 17, 2010

Day 829

Really cold today outside. A quick, but new distance, run.


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Day 828

Snow outside, and I'm a wimp. Treadmill again, running at a good clip, working a bit.


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Day 827

Felt OK, slightly sore legs, but trying to push a little bit more on a regular basis.



Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Day 826

Another beautiful day outside, but a touch windy, so I headed out with a sweatshirt and shorts down the road. The legs are a little tired, and my right knee a touch sore, but I wanted to get a good 20 minutes in, so I went down my 1mi route out and back. I went slow, and it felt a touch long, but a nice run for me.


Monday, December 13, 2010

Day 825

My non-multi-tasking iPhone messed up my time today. Actually, it multi-tasks, but I have to enable it for each application, and I didn't do that, so it cut off about 5 minutes or so of time.

60F in Colorado today, so I headed down the road, t-shirt and shorts, enjoying the nice day.

~16 min

November Runs

I wanted to start looking back and tracking some of my runs as a way of being slightly more on top my training and better watching my body. I'd like to see if how I feel relates to how I'm training.

November was a good month. Ran every day (of course), but would up with 48.11mi. That's not a long amount by an stretch, averaging out to 1.66mi/day. More than I thought, but less than I'd like. As a comparison, Oct was 49.59 for 1.59mi.

That makes sense to me as I felt injured in October quite a bit, and despite the travel in Nov, I felt better, going longer on days even when I had planned on short ones.

I feel like I'm healing up, with the ankles and knees not hurting like they were in Sept/Oct. I guess they didn't hurt as much as they ached, and I had to limp along on a few runs. Lots of treadmill runs with travel for work eating up my time, but I did end up with some nice runs outside in Las Vegas, Seattle, and New York City (Central Park).

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Day 824

I had planned on running outside today. Actually I was going to run with Delaney and have Kendall ride her bike. It was a nice warm day in the morning, but after some chores, the wind picked up quite a bit, and I wasn't really interested in running outside.

So another treadmill run, going a touch slower. I use the cho-pat strap, and my knee felt fine, but I decided to not push things after a couple longer runs the last few days.


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Day 823

A nice, steady run today. The legs felt tired, and the left knee is a little achey. Need to use the Cho-pat strip tomorrow on that one. A good run, though.


Friday, December 10, 2010

Day 822

A quick one, mostly because I was distracted with other things and this was slightly getting in the way. I enjoyed it, and held myself back, but my mind was elsewhere.



Thursday, December 9, 2010

Day 821

Cruising along today, a nice run. Not too fast, not too slow. I did go a little faster than I'd like, but it's hard to hold back some days.


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Day 820

Not in the mood to run a lot today. Not sure why, but I had work and errands, and my wife was out of town, so I opted for a (relatively) short treadmill run.


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Day 819

Cold one today, as I ran outside. Didn’t have a hat, and I needed one. Still, a nice, steady job, although somewhat cold. Hopefully I didn’t make myself sick.



Monday, December 6, 2010


I try to take it a little easier on the days where I know I have a second workout coming. Typically that's 3 days a week for karate, 1 in the summer for baseball, and (hopefully) one in the winter for snowboarding.
However I noticed that when I run inside, I tend to run only 1.5 mi, about 16 min most day, sometimes a little less. If I run outside on those days, I still go about 20 minutes and close to 2 mi.

That seemed a little funny to me, and with the cold weather approaching, I think I'll try to get 20 minutes a day for the short days (unless I'm really pressed for time) and then go closer to 30 minutes for the longer ones. At least once a week.

Day 818

I was going to take it easy, but when I run outside, I usually go 20 min and close to 2 mi. So I pushed a little, trying to see how well I would do. The final test will come after karate tonight, but for now I knocked out a good run.


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Day 817

A lazy day in the house, finished with me on an easy run on the treadmill.


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Day 816

After a cold morning, and an afternoon out at the parade, a quick treadmill run with tired legs.


Friday, December 3, 2010

Day 815

A late run. All day busy, and working, finally running at 8:30 at night. Around 6 I realized I hadn't run and something felt funny. It was tempting to skip today, but I managed to run through. And run quick.


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Day 814

After snowboarding, a quick run today, not too fast


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Day 813

Another treadmill run, trying not to push too hard, but not doing that well. Kept up a good pace.