Sunday, November 29, 2009

Turkey day weekend done

Was a good weekend. Got in 3 good runs Thursday 80 minutes Red Rocks Friday 45 minute walk saturday 50 minutes Sunday 80+ minutes in Williams. I may be banned from further IC runs but who cares. I only try to run with IC on Sunday my dog wants to run everyday with me! But this week makes me more excited about my running. I'll make a good effort to get in my 5-6 runs/wk but it will soon be snowboard season :) The goal is to come out of winter in good enough shape to run any distance I want. That would not be anything over 20 miles. Then this spring I'll try and do some faster stuff. Well time for at least 1 glass of wine.
And don't forget Dec 10 CRC holiday party!!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

back to it, if only for a day

Had 2 whole days off! It was great. Didn't really get much done just enjoyed a bit of time with'G' and the pups. I smoked a turkey breast for T-Day. It was the best turkey I have ever had. I'd never tried it before and really got lucky. I think my belly is back to big size. Gotta work on that. The runs were good. Red Rocks thursday 80 minutes and just a walk yesterday. My hip was hurting Friday so a walk with Ted it was. 'G' is back to 90% health feeling much better. Now to just keep her under control for a week or 2.
Well, off to the store run this am. 5 miles is on the menu. Tommorrow is the first Incline Club run of the year. And possibly my only run with them :)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Rest of and the new week

Got a pair of Newton trainers in the mail Thursday. So I ran in the Sir Issac on the treadmill. The new version is much (11.2oz) heavier than the first edition. And it is very toe heavy. It looks to be more durable but time will tell. Newton is going thru some changes and we'll see what happens to their product. The 2 margs I had at the Loop that evening made my decision to walk Friday am easier.
Saturday was a stressful day and I got in no run. It's hard to get out when the sun is down at 3:30pm. And my aversion to running on the roads makes running trails in daylight a must.
Today was a great fun run with the 'J'. Williams Canyon is starting to become snow(ice) packed and this was almost the last run on it till April. I shoulda had screw shoes. Monday is Trinity. Let's hope the dogs don't bite.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Muddy mess

Tonights run with the boys from Colorado Running Company was dark and sloppy.
But the worst it got the better I liked it. Had to stop to potty a couple times and each time in the slop I picked it up. Felt like running XC. I ran in the Nike Lunar Glides KP was nice enough to give me at TRE. My size 9.5 weighed in at a surprising 11.1 oz. I thought these shoes were to be light weight? my bad! But they were still fun to run in and I think they'll be fine on the trails.
Oh and they are BRIGHT GREEN.

hecktic start

Sometimes blogging can be good. I noticed this am that the 'P' was going for a run in the Garden before work; oops that means I was supposed to open The Colorado Running Company! Made it in record time and with seconds to spare. So I get to run with the boys tonight. Or walk with Ted. Thursday's high temp to be in the low 40s. Better get out soon.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Freaking dog

Went to Soul Runners at Trinity tonight. Decided to take PJ. Tied her up outside by the door. Every time I checked on her she wa lying quietly on the ground. As we started the run a runner told me PJ had bit her as she walked into Trinity. I mumbled an apology and kicked the dog! Not a great run. Panda will be the dog at the Trinity run from now on.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Well the weekends runs are finished. Did 5 on the treadmill last night with a bit of faster stuff inserted during the workout. Got out in the snow today for a trail run but ended up on the roads around the Garden. The trails were making me feel my plantar and I got on the smoother more plowed roads. With the rain/snow yesterday and snow this am the trails were just too slick for me to actually run. The 'PJ' and I were out for ~ 1:45. She needed therun almost as much as I did. With Cindy not running and me gone she has put on more lbs than I have. The sun is out and it's still snowing; might as well make a trip to the Loop.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Home again

With as much or as little as you travel, there is no place like home!
Went to bed last night at 8:38 read for an hour then passed out.
Pups woke me up early and I decided to walk with Ted. Damn I'm glad I can still run AND walk.Was great to get out before our predicted snow hits this weekend. I'll get in 45 minutes saturday then a planned 90 minutes on Sunday. Don't wanna know how far I've gone because it's too damn depressing. Just like thinking about how much fuel the jets used to practice fly-overs for tommorows Air Force football game. They just went past for the 3rd time. Any way another weekend for this fat old guy.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


"Been a long time since I rock and rolled"
And a while since I've posted. But I'm back!
Just in from The Running Event in Austin. Good good time. Lots of seminars about how to run the business better; the state of running specialty and looking for new product. NO I was not able to convince Asics to sell us shoes but made progress in that area. Our good buddies at
Naperville Running Company won Store of the Year. The only thing that could be better is if
Colorado Running Company won. Ran a 5K race and broke the magical 30 minute barrier.
It was a good time.