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January 17th Run Log (and Jan 12th too)
Tuesday, January 17, 2012      0 comments

Date: 17 January 2012 Start Time: 4:30PM Weather: Sunset, 55F light onshore breeze Course: OB Bike path between W. Mission Bay Dr and Sunset Cliffs Blvd bridges Total distance: about 6 miles Time: 48 minutes HR: 167 max Shoes:... Read more
Sunday Run
Monday, January 16, 2012      0 comments

Date: 15 January 2012 Start Time: 10:30AM Weather: Overcast, 58F; no wind, occasional sprinkles. Course: Lake Miramar Distance: 11.5 - once around CCW, once around CW continuing CW for 1 mile and then reverse to the western parking lot. ... Read more
Tuesday Tempo Run
Tuesday, January 10, 2012      0 comments

Date: 10 January 2012 Start Time: 12:50PM Weather: Sunny, 65F and light onshore breeze Course: OB Bike path and Seaworld San Diego River trail Distance: 6.25 Time: 49:29 HR: Unknown Shoes: Newtons Notes: 1. Easy jog to S... Read more
Weekend Run
Monday, January 09, 2012      1 comments

Date: 8 January 2012 Start Time: 6:00PM Weather: Cool evening, 60F Course: Home to LA Fitness, treadmill and then home Distance: 9.6 Time: under 1hr 20 mins HR: Avg-145 Max-162 Shoes: Newtons Notes: 1. Warmup jog to gym (1.2 mi... Read more
Return to Speedwork
Friday, January 06, 2012      1 comments

Date: 5 January 2012 Start Time: 11:10PM Weather: Night, indoors Course: LA Fitness treadmill Distance: 5.75 miles Time: 50:00 HR: 138 - 173 Shoes: K-Swiss No. 6 Notes: 1. 10 minute warmup drills (1 mile) 2. 10x400m at 9.0-9... Read more
Begin 2012 Run Diary
Tuesday, January 03, 2012      4 comments

For now, going to use SparkPeople blog feature as a run log. Objective is the June 3rd San Diego Rock'n'Roll marathon, about 22 weeks away. After December's Achille's Tendon strain and a cold at the end of the month (not to mention lax eating ... Read more
Back off the Run
Wednesday, December 14, 2011      1 comments

Blogged too soon yesterday. I feel the achilles tendon is still at risk and needs more time. The pain from Monday's run remains and when I try to run on it it feels wrong. I probably could run through the pain if I had to, but the thing is...... Read more
Back on the Run
Tuesday, December 13, 2011      1 comments

Ran last night. First, 10 minutes on the elliptical trainer to warm up, get the heart rate elevated and flex the heel a bit. Then moved to the treadmill with the intention of trying 30 minutes at gradual increase in speed for 15 minutes follow... Read more
The Thumb
Friday, December 09, 2011      4 comments

LOL! I've noticed this "Rigid Thumb Syndrome" in a few of my race photos, and have caught myself doing it many times while running. I try to relax my left hand, but ... Read more
Spark Lag
Tuesday, December 06, 2011      2 comments

I've been spinning the wheel daily, but not much else here at SparkPeople.com. Doesn't mean I've fallen off the wagon. Not food tracking has made me vulnerable to snacking and poor diet choices, and I'm sure after last weekend I've given up a ... Read more
Achilles Tendinopathy
Monday, November 28, 2011      1 comments

illes/tendinitis.htm Describes this past week's Achille's tendon soreness exactly, including the activities that can contribute to it: 1. Gradual onset - yes, s... Read more
Achilles Tendon
Sunday, November 27, 2011      1 comments

I might have messed up a little. Early last week I went through a pretty hard speed workout, but I thought I'd get a little cheeky and do it in my old cross country racing flats. Yes, those 30-year old Nike "moccasins" in my avatar. So w... Read more
2 Marathons in a Year
Wednesday, November 23, 2011      1 comments

Okay, so I'm no Dean Karnazes... www.amazon.com/50-Secret
2092247&sr=1-4 ...but for a newbie to long distance running with o... Read more
Friday, November 18, 2011      5 comments

51 years down. Time to get to work on my 52nd. It's a fact of running life. The ceiling is dropping. The question is "where will I meet it?" Am I going to meet it going up or will I wait for it to meet me on it's way down? The obvious a... Read more
14 November to 8 January
Tuesday, November 15, 2011      4 comments

Settling on an 8-week pre-marathon training program between now and the new year: Objectives: - improve aerobic capacity with focus on speed, hill and 5K time trial workouts during the week. Running will continue to be the dominant exerc... Read more

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