Monday, February 28, 2011

Born to Run

A very interesting talk about running from TED. Humorous as well

Day 902

Crappy treadmill, humid lower level of the hotel, long day ahead in meetings and a beer too many last night. Not a good combo, but I jogged through a slow run.


Sunday, February 27, 2011

Day 901

Another milestone. I had baseball practice, after being up late with a new puppy and since I'm leaving town in an hour, I the treadmill so my wife could do her thing outside.


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Day 900

An early one today, and I wanted to get done before the day got away from me. Slower to start, but felt good, so I got back up to 6.5 for the end.


Friday, February 25, 2011

Day 899

Cold outside, and wiped out from an exam this morning, so I got in a late afternoon run on the treadmill. Felt great, keeping up a strong pace.


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Day 898

Nice treadmill run so that I could go get a massage. Kept a steady 6.5mph for most of it.


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Renumbering Posts

I messed up my numbering a few weeks ago, doing two day 877's in a row, so  I had to renumber everything after that. The MapMyRun links might be off by a day now, but I don't think it's worth going through them all.

Day 897

A good treadmill run, but I felt a little worn out. Not tired, just worn out.Cut it a little short today.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Day 896

A treadmill run today to save time. Everything felt good, kept up a steady 6.4mph


Monday, February 21, 2011

Day 895

A nice day outside, and I took advantage, cruising down the road.


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Day 894

A late treadmill run after all day at the pool and outside selling girl scout cookies. I was tired.


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Day 893

Outside, cold, but trying to train with Delaney. Not a bad run, but slow.


Friday, February 18, 2011

Day 892

All day traveling, and I was beat. It was a struggle to run, but I made it.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Day 891

Quick one today


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Day 890

Back together today for a short one. A half mile walk to warm up and cool down, but only over the bridge so that Tia could rest her legs a bit. A little in place jogging for me, so perhaps a touch longer on the run, but this one felt nice and easy. Barely broke a sweat.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Day 889

We split up today, with Tia not wanting to go as far. Once we hit the start of the tunnel, I went running, heading over the bridge to Nassau, into town, and then turning back.
Tough running on bad surfaces, making me look down constantly, but a nice pace and distance for me.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Day 888

Our plan was to go up the road and over the bridge back to Nassau. We weren’t sure how far it was, but decided to try it. The run was surprisingly easy, so we turned and came back across the other bridge. A nice run.

Running in Snow

I was in Cleveland recently, and I have a friend there with the goal of running a marathon in every state. He's done 25 or 26, so he asked me if I'd do a Sunday morning run with him. I agreed, and we publicized it to get a few more people to run.

All day Saturday I was in Cleveland, and it was snowing the entire day. I looked outside, thinking there was no way we'd run Sunday morning. But we did. The snow had covered up the ice, and so we took off from the hotel, going about 1/2 mile before we moved onto park sidewalks. They'd been plowed by an ATV, but footing was a little slippery in places. The four of us moved slowly, shortening steps, and going slow, but not too slow. 35 minutes for 3 miles by the GPS we had.

I normally don't run on snow, and not out at my house where it's a lot of gravel. I hate the idea of getting snow in my shoes and having wet feet. This wasn't too bad, with the tops of my toes cold, but otherwise the shoes did fine.

Not sure I'll do it must back in CO, but it does make me think that I might take advantage of trips to run outside in other places, even in bad weather.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Day 887

Waited until we arrived in the Bahamas and then we went for a jog around the grounds of the Atlantis hotel. Our plan was the follow the beach, but the sand was too soft. The grounds were also surprisingly short along the hotel, so we ended up running in circles around the various pools and buildings.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Day 886

Quick run on the treadmill before heading out of town on a busy day.


Friday, February 11, 2011

Day 885

A little tough to run. Moved the Cho-pat strap to the left knee today. The foot felt OK, though a little sore at first.


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Day 884

Quick treadmill run with a massage booked.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Day 883

Steady treadmill run, felt OK. Not great, but it's a cold day (-5 when I awoke, 12 for the run) and my body was stiff from 2 ours in the cold basement on calls.


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Day 882

Good treadmill run on a cold day outside.


Monday, February 7, 2011

Record Month

I ran 65 miles in January, which is the high month for me. I've had some high 50mi months, but never over 60 miles. I made it a goal in Dec that I wanted to get up to a two mile per day average on a regular basis. I got close in the summer, with some 3-4 mi runs to balance out the shorter ones.

So I had a good month, with a total of 62 mi across 32 days, a 2mi/day average. I had 14 days below 2mi, so the other 17 made up for it. No real long runs, a 2.8mi one being the longest, but most of them on the treadmill with cold weather.

We'll see how I do for Feb with some trips planned, and warm weather.

Day 881

 Good run. No knee strap and felt fine while running, but the left knee is slightly achey now.


Sunday, February 6, 2011

Day 880

A morning outside run in Cleveland


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Day 879

Early morning run on the treadmill. Whew I'm tired and I had to go slow and steady


Friday, February 4, 2011

Day 878

Travel day, but I didn't want to get up too early. So a run in the hotel after arriving in Cleveland.


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Day 877

A late afternoon run that felt good. Not great, but good and nothing hurt.


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Day 876

After the fiasco yesterday, felt good to get running today. Lunch on the treadmill when it's 8F outside.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Day 875

No water in the house all day had me holding off running until we got it fixed. I didn't run until 8:30 at night and was in a hurry to get back to my daughter, who was sick.


The DVD Battle

It's winter in CO and some days are really cold, some days have bad weather. So I end up running on the treadmill on quite a few days. To pass the time, I often have a movie playing on the TV set up in front of the treadmill.

My wife has started to run as well, and she's competing with me for the DVD player. We have different tastes, and go through movies at different rates, though not that different. She tends to go for 25-30 minutes while I typically go around 20.

I'm watching Battlestar Galactica; she had The Cider House Rules in the player when I switched today. The battle continues.