Friday, April 30, 2010

Day 598

A nice run today, cruising in the afternoon before kid errands.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Day 597

Bad weather outside, so a quicker run on the treadmill. Felt great.



Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Day 596

With karate coming, had a relaxed run today. Not pushing too hard and everything felt good.



Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Day 595

Outside for a slightly longer run in good weather.



Monday, April 26, 2010

Day 594

A nice cruise today.



Sunday, April 25, 2010

Day 593

A pre-baseball run, taking it easy so I didn’t end up exhausted on the field.



Saturday, April 24, 2010

Day 592

Up early to run before a camping trip. Felt good to get going early.


Friday, April 23, 2010

Day 591

A nice coasting run today, with snow on the ground outside.


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Day 590

A sore neck, took it easy today.


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Day 589

It hurt, and I had to run with one arm grabbing across my body, holding onto my shirt to prevent too much movement, but I managed to complete Day 589



This is going to hurt

I woke up with a sore neck, pain going up and down my back. After a morning in bed with a heating pad and ibuprofen, I feel better, so I’m going to run.

I know this isn’t something serious. I have muscles that have grown tightly around nerves in my neck, nothing wrong, but when I strain myself or clench the shoulders too tight, the nerve pinches, and it hurts. Usually for a couple days.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Day 588

The legs were OK, but the ankle is sore. Not sure why, but I am guessing the strain of baseball on Sun hurt it.


Monday, April 19, 2010

Day 587

Sore legs today, especially ankles and a slightly tweaked knee. But it was beautiful outside, so I went for a lunch run, cruising down the road to the bus stop.


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Day 586

A run with Delaney. I convinced him to get out and run, with his black belt test likely later this year and the need for him to run 2mi in 20:00 min, he put on shoes and went up the road with me.

It was a slow jog for me, but he worked pretty good up to the bus stop, about .75 miles. Then I went down another .25 miles while he rested. He struggled on the way back, so I did a lot of in place running to keep pace with him. I motivated him to alternate walking and jogging back, so it was a good workout for him.

I read 2.01mi in 26:49, with a walk back up the driveway that I cut off.

After baseball, I needed a nice slow run.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Day 585

Before karate, a quick run. Hopefully I’m not worn out in the next hour.



Friday, April 16, 2010

Day 584

Field trip day, so my schedule was off, and my eating was off today. I had to wait and run after I got back, trying to get it done before a night with the kids.



Thursday, April 15, 2010

Day 583

Snowboarding all morning, where I tweaked my knee, but after the drive home, it was a nice run for me. A good pace, getting up to 7mph for a minute.


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Day 582

A short one, with a meeting starting in 15 minutes, I started the run, but had to cut it short to get back to the phone.


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Day 581

Feeling better, but still sore joints from the hard weekend. A short, slow jog today.



Monday, April 12, 2010

Day 580

Sore, sore, sore. The legs are sore. Not hurt, but definitely sore.



Sunday, April 11, 2010

Day 579

Baseball, and then time to run. This one was hard. I went outside, and cruised around the gravel, with tired and sore legs.

But as with many other runs, I felt better about moving, and by the end I was cruising along quickly, a sub 9-minute pace for the last 1/2 mile.



Saturday, April 10, 2010

Day 578

I spent almost all day on chores, plus karate at lunch. I walked in at 6:00, thinking I might shower and go to dinner with my wife, but remembered I needed to run. This one was a struggle, with tired legs and tired body.

Still, I ran a nice steady, though short, 6.2mph.


Friday, April 9, 2010

Day 577

A quick one after getting off the airplane this afternoon.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Day 576

I was supposed to have a late lunch with a friend. I was thinking 1:30-2:00 while I was in Seattle. So I got there, changed into running clothes, and was working a bit. At 12:30 my phone rang and he said he'd be by in 20-25 minutes.


I ran down the hall, went from the 11th to the 4th floor, found a treadmill, and hit it at 5mph at first, then going up to 7mph for most of the run to try and get done quickly.


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Day 575

A nice run on the treadmill, with snow outside. I managed to get up to 7mph for a few minutes and felt great.



Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Day 574

A nice run today, late, but cruising along.



Monday, April 5, 2010

Day 573

I was going to run outside, but got delayed and the wind kicked up. I hate wind. So I cruised along on the treadmill today.



Sunday, April 4, 2010

Day 572

A long day skiing followed by a short run. I am beat.



Saturday, April 3, 2010

Day 571

After a light baseball practice, I decided to pound out a run. Everything felt good, no sore knees, and without cho-pat straps, I did 20 minutes. Felt great and cruised easily.


Friday, April 2, 2010

Day 570

A standard 16min, but slightly quicker today. Cruised at 6.5 for a bunch of it. I felt great, but decided not to push too hard since the legs have been sore.


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Day 569

It’s sunny outside, but cool. And a little windy and no desire to run out there, so more treadmill time. Likely will move outside soon and start enjoying running outside.



Pounding Pavement

I spent 5 days in London, running each morning while the family slept, pounding down Totenham Court Road and around Oxford Circus. It was interesting to run in the city, and not too bad. I could have tubed over to some other spot, maybe Regent's Park, but since I wasn't sure of our plans and didn't want to be carrying money around, I just headed out from the flat for runs that could be done quickly.

However I could feel it. My legs are tired after a few runs back at home.