Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Day 568

Tired, still jet lagged, legs feeling the pavement. Managed to get in a short one in the afternoon.



Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Day 567

So I got up at 5am GMT, and then chased the sun, arriving in Denver at 5:00pm MDT. By the time I started to run, it was about 8pm, so more than 24 hours later, but the same day for me. I was exhausted, but hit the treadmill and felt a little better.



Monday, March 29, 2010

Day 566

It was raining when I got up late today. So I hung out a bit, drank water, and stretched. Then I decided to just try it, and fortunately it was down to a light sprinkle as I hit the pavement. More puddles, and I finished with a wet sock.



Sunday, March 28, 2010

Day 565

Cooler today, and some rain sprinkling, but took off on my “normal” route again in London. I tried to go the other way on the main road, but construction stopped me and so I turned back down what I knew.



Saturday, March 27, 2010

Day 564

Another morning run, everyone asleep, pounding down the pavement in London. Went further down Tottenham Court Rd, and a detour by the BT Tower.



Friday, March 26, 2010

Day 563

A short one, with a sore right knee.



No Challenge

I suspected that trying to run in London might be a challenge. There aren’t necessarily great places, it’s crowded, and I have to commute. Wednesday seemed like a candidate for a tough run with me taking the late train Tuesday from Cambridge and then take one back in the morning. Also a return Wednesday night.

My suspicion was that I’d be too tired to run Wed morning and that I’d be in a hurry to get to work, so I’d be looking to run Wed night, which could be an issue. And that’s the one work day where I’m not in a hotel and without a treadmill to bail me out.

However it wasn’t bad. I have trouble sleeping on the road, so getting up at 6:45 wasn’t a problem, and Tottenham Court Road was pretty deserted, so it was an easy run.

My last run today in Cambridge before heading back to London for a few days, but no work, so I can run at my leisure.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Day 562

After a long day of meetings, a nice run. I was cruising along on the treadmill and felt great, but was getting low on time before dinner.



Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Day 561

Up early in London, and jogging down sidewalks on Tottenham Court Rd for a nice run. Not windy, and nicely cool, but not chilly.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Day 560

An early morning treadmill run



Monday, March 22, 2010

Day 559

An early run before work and after a very broken night of sleep.


2.28 km = 1.41mi

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Day 558

After traveling all night to Cambridge, I decide to get out this afternoon and explore a little around the hotel. A river runs along it and lots of people were out on Sunday, walking, cycling, relaxing. Kind of a wandering route, I went through a park in a loop to check out a cricket game before moving on to a dirt trail.

New running shoes since mine are on a plane somewhere over the Atlantic.

Here’s the route: Exploring Cambridge

About 30 minutes, slow jogging


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Day 557

Up early to run before my flight to London today. Hoping this exercise and lack of sleep will help on the plane.


Friday, March 19, 2010

Day 556

A nice long run today, snowy outside, but enjoying some exercise on the treadmill.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Day 555

I am still tired. A long night's sleep, but I'm exhausted again in the afternoon. Still a run made me feel better, a little energizing. Slow and steady.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Day 554

A late run, belly full, karate soon. Took it easy, but the legs felt great, even with no Cho-pat strap on.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Day 553

A good steady run, everything feeling good.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Back to the Beginning

When I started this streak, I started slow. I’d walk for a couple minutes, run a mile, usually just about 1.1, and then walk again. My total distance would be around 1.25-1.3mi with the walking. Since then I’ve upped that to 1.6 or 1.7 mi most days, running about a mile and a half now.

Recently I woke up with a sore knee. It wasn’t sore to walk, but stairs and every time I bent down it ached. I still wanted to run, but I decided to take it easy and not push. So I ran just over a mile, 1.25 total with walking, and went slow. The time was slightly longer than my normal runs, and things felt OK afterwards.

However it brought me back to those shorter runs I did. Not a lot shorter, but noticeably shorter to me.

Day 552

Not sure if I’ll have karate tonight and I was tempted for a longer run, but with a still sore knee, I held back. Slow, easy run



Sunday, March 14, 2010

Day 551

After a longer run  yesterday, I took it slightly slower today. A nice, easy run.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Day 550

Halfway to 600, celebrated with a slightly longer run today.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Running Streaker!

It’s not on the website yet, but I got my quarterly mailing from the US Running Streak Association, and I’m on the list! Number 218 on the active list, with a streak (as of today), of 549 days.


Day 549

Everything felt great, so decided on a longer run today.



Thursday, March 11, 2010

Day 548

Took it easy after the longer run yesterday and karate coming tonight.



Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Day 547

Went outside for a longer run today, sunny and calm when I left in a short sleeve shirt, but windy and chilly on the return trip. I need to remember that it’s still winter in CO



Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Day 546

Another steady run.



Monday, March 8, 2010

Worn Out

I really try to listen to my body each day when I run. However I also try to push a little, add some distance and speed over time. I know I won’t likely get back to my 22:00 5k time, or a 1:58 for a half marathon, but I should be able to push a 25 or 26 minute pace.

I’ve been pressing a little lately, trying to get my runs done quickly, but still get some work in. As a result I think I get through these 3 or 4 day stretches of pushing a 6.5mph or better pace in 16:00 minutes. Add in a long run somewhere and I can really feel it after a few days. I’m just worn out.

It hasn’t helped that my wife is traveling and I don’t sleep as well when she’s gone.

I’ve got to remember to keep an eye on the pace and times I’m completing and help use that to balance out my workload. I enjoy the running and often after 5 minutes I feel good every day, sometimes pushing a little too much, too often.

I’ve got to remember to slow down on my easy days and slow the pace, taking a few more minutes to complete the distance.

Day 545

A quick run, but I upped the top speed to 6.6 today since it felt good to be running.


Sunday, March 7, 2010

Day 544

A nice, long run on the treadmill today. Everything felt good, though the Nike + sensor failed to read at one point.


Saturday, March 6, 2010

Day 543

Another outside run in Charlotte, this one early (6:15am). It was cold, and I barely chugged down the road, trying to keep warm and not pull anything.


Friday, March 5, 2010

Day 542

Outside in the morning air, taking it easy, and running at a slow clip in the Charlotte air. It's good to be a sea level.


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Day 541

It's evening, I've been flying all day and feel slightly sick. However I wanted to get the run done before dinner, and before the sun went down. It's nice to be at sea level, and I feel strong as I head out, hitting the asphalt near the hotel.


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Day 540

A quick one jammed in before work. Short, but I ran at a good pace most of the way.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Day 539

Lunch with my daughter scheduled, the right knee sore, so I pushed through a quick one. Went a little faster than I might normally go, but wanted to get through it quickly.


Monday, March 1, 2010

Day 538

Sore knee for some reason, so a short one today.



This is cool

With the Nike + working, I went back to see if I'd missed some runs. There have been days that the sensor didn't work, I didn't start it, etc. So I flipped back a few months on, found a few missing entries and grabbed them from this blog to get a good backup of my workouts.

It is cool seeing an image like this, a workout every day.