Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Day 659

A nice run today, cruising along, feeling great. Trying to get at the 9:00/mi pace for the running part.



Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Day 658

Back on the trail with Delaney. He had no energy and was struggling, so a lot of jogging in place for me.

Nike + didn’t start, so I’m estimating a little low.


Monday, June 28, 2010

Nike + Reliability

I had been getting slack about syncing my Nike + on the iPod to the Nike+ site. With a week long trip, I synced it up once, but then didn’t mess with it again when I got home for a week.

I went to sync it and then it reported as corrupted, so I rebooted it. Then I synced again and it worked, but it missed the last two days. Fortunately I remembered the days, with some notes in the blog, but it bothered me. If it had been a couple of weeks, I’d have had no idea.

The Nike+ system is pretty cool, but it seems that the software has given me some flakiness on my iPod Nano (4th Gen). It seems to not sync sometimes, and then it reports as corrupted. It also doesn’t always seem to save my Nike+ data right away. A reboot sometimes fixes it, but it just worries my at times. It has worked well for a few months, so I have gotten lazy, but this was a good reminder to sync every other day at least.

Day 657

A really good run. Pushed for most of the run at 6.6mph and felt great.


Sunday, June 27, 2010

Day 656

Not much of a run today with baseball in the afternoon. Just got through a short one on the treadmill since I was pressed for time.




Saturday, June 26, 2010

Day 655

A short run, with baseball tomorrow and crazy wind outside.



Friday, June 25, 2010

Day 654

Again inside, the legs tired after a long running week for me. I tried to just cruise easy.



Thursday, June 24, 2010

Day 653

Back inside, trying to take it a little easy today.



Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Day 652

Another great run outside today. This time from the house, down the trail, and back with my wife. Felt great, no out of breath as I jogged at her pace.



Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Day 651

A cruise outside down the trail with Delaney. We had a good run, going down the road at the end a little, and with very little rest for him and a nice kick at the end that got me working hard as well.



Monday, June 21, 2010

Day 650

Cruising along, a nice run today for day 650 with my wife down the trail




I noticed that the Nike+ doesn’t adjust well to changing pace, and needs recalibration. If I run at around 11:00/mi pace, it seems to record high. If I run quicker, more like a 9:30/mi pace, it records slower.

I think moving it from the shoe pocket to the shoelaces means that I need to re-run some calibrations. I’ll rerun the walk and run calibrations at the track and see how it goes.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Day 649

Early morning karate run around the track. Warm, but a nice breeze. Delaney did better, still walking a bit after 1mi down, but I cruised along, never breathing hard. Quite a bit of jogging in place, or jogging slow to stay with Delaney.



Saturday, June 19, 2010

Day 648

A short one today, just taking it easy. Everything feeling good except my right toe pad. A little sore.



Friday, June 18, 2010

Day 647

A late afternoon run, cruising down the road by myself. Everything felt great, not pushing too hard, just enjoying the day.



Thursday, June 17, 2010

Day 646

Out with my son, cruising down the trail again. A shorter run to help him build endurance and strength.



Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Day 645

Too windy to mess with outside, to another treadmill run. Felt great, pushed a little to try and increase speed/distance, but not too hard.



Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Day 644

My wife wanted me to run, so we went outside, cruising down the road and horse trail a bit. It’s relatively flat and I felt great at her pace. No wind issues at all, felt strong, like I could run all day.



Monday, June 14, 2010

Day 643

Another good run, trying to get up to 2mi a day. Felt good, but used the cho-pat strap on the right knee as it’s slightly achey.



The loop

I bought a shoe loop for the Nike + sensor since I got some shoes that didn’t have the slot for the sensor in the sole. I attached it, pried the sensor out of my other shoe, and put it on. I was slightly worried it wouldn’t register, but it did, keeping pace about like it did in the base of the shoe.

I got an Action Pocket that was $10 and it holds the sensor in a small front pocket, and then velcro loops to shoelaces. It makes it easy for me to move the sensor to either pair of shoes, which I like.

Here it is on my trail shoes:


Sunday, June 13, 2010

Day 642

No baseball, so I hit it a little harder. I pushed today to do the pace I need to get my son to for his karate run. A 9:00 mile for 2 miles. I had some walking at the beginning, but I pushed the pace and was about 15sec slow.



Saturday, June 12, 2010

Day 641

Another miserable, rainy day. With the chance of baseball, I took it light today. Some longs runs lately and while I felt fine, I didn’t want to push it.



Friday, June 11, 2010

Day 640

All day in a seminar, then getting home late. Pounded out one on the treadmill instead of fighting rain. This one was hard.



Thursday, June 10, 2010

Day 639

The iPod was dead, so I couldn't capture metrics. A map on gave me mileage, but I went further since there were some times when Delaney had to walk and I jogged slow alongside him, in place quite a bit. It was a slow one, but I wanted to stick with Delaney and give him motivation. Time was a guess


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Day 638

Easy one in the afternoon after flying back from New Orleans.



Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Day 637

A late afternoon run. Annoyed since I was in a hurry and all the treadmills were in use, 4 of the 6 by people walking.


But I lifted a touch, then stretched, and got one since I was already in there. I had a decent run, cruising easily, not out of breath at 6.2 for most of the run, but my lower back, right side, all of a sudden got a pain around 17:00. I toughed it to 18 and walked, but it’s sore. I must have slightly pulled or strained something.

Lungs, legs, felt great.



Monday, June 7, 2010

A Fellow Runner

I noticed this blog post from a fellow SQL guy and thought it was pretty cool. He has a different focus, but he's running well and doing races, which I think I need to add into my routine. No reason that I can't get out every couple months and do a race or two.

I want to do the July 4 one locally near hear. Either the Palmer Lake one of the Firecracker 5K. I need to check the schedule and see what other one I can fit in, and get Delaney to run as well.

Day 636

Up early before a conference, hitting the health club for a quick run.



Sunday, June 6, 2010

Day 635

Planning on a long day, traveling across 3 states to New Orleans, so up early to run. I never know what might happen on a trip, so if possible, Irun early.

Felt good on the treadmill, a nice steady run.



Saturday, June 5, 2010

Day 634

A long day for work expected, with two presentations, so I set my alarm early, and hit the treadmill.



Friday, June 4, 2010

Day 633

Pounding the pavement in Pensacola on a work trip in the afternoon. It wasn’t too hot, but it was humid and I did sweat a bit, but it was run to run alongside the airport at sea level.



Thursday, June 3, 2010

Day 632

The family run, cruising down the road. I felt great, alternating pushing to keep up with my daughter on her bike, and slowing down to be with everyone else. A good run.



Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Day 631

I went for a jog around the block before karate. I know there’s a one mile track there and I had my Nike + going, but it died as I was ending the run. Not sure why, but it rebooted and it looks like it didn’t record anything.

My guess is that I was at 14:00, about 1.3mi since that was about where I was as I stopped the timer.

I hadn’t eaten enough, and felt hungry before this. I had a powerbar gel pack, and that helped, but right after this when karate started, I was gassed. No energy.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Day 630

My wife wanted to run early, so I went with her. She did a 20 minute Body for Life run, which is a series of pyramids, but her slow jogs were really slow. I ended up with some jogging in place, though I would bet we covered 1.5mi in linear distance.