Sunday, April 22, 2012


I can't believe the last 10K at London today, 31:30. FOR THE WINNING WOMAN. That time would win most road 10K overall! Men and women. This level of dedication to run fast is un matched. I can remember usually beating the lead woman in most of my races. But WOW.
 When you are trying to race as fast as possible the work must be done. Day in Day out no days off. A day off is a 6-10 mile day of easy running. Oh but you have to do your strides after the run. These racers may have gone out this afternoon for a run just to loosen up. Tomorrow will be an easy hour and then maybe that for the rest of the week. But if they came thru healthy they will be back at it in 2 weeks. That is the work it takes. Been there done that. St George Marathon is on Saturday and I remember almost racing 10 miles on Monday. I only got in 90 miles the week after. Then it was back to 105-115 miles a week. And I was just a hack runner back in the '80s. There are no short cuts for running. You must work to improve. If that is your goal. Thankfully I'm still just a hack jogger now.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Dog seed works

It wil be a while until Panda 3 can run with us during a workout but she sure runs all over now. She's learning to walk nicely on the leash. Never to early to start. My running this past week was okay. Got in 16+ miles and looking for a 20 mile week this week. Allergies have still been making life miserable but blowing thru it okay.

Monday, April 9, 2012


Just a typical week for me at work and running. The plan of 28-20 turns into 13. 13 is infinitely
better than zero so I'll take it. Yesterday Easter Sunday I ran some newer trails in the Garden. It was refreshing to run something different. It was the best feeling run I've had in a while. I think I'll do that route more often. The real news is Eddie Baxter completes the Incline Marathon. That is 13X up and down the Incline. His time of 13:15ish is also impressive given he took a 45 minute nap before trip 9. Let's see how the youngsters do next weekend.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Honk, honk!

The early warm weather is killing me. My allergies have not been this bad since I lived in another state which will not be named. And being the physical specimen I am; I can't take allergy medication. It wires the hell out of me and makes me jittery for days. No please make me drowsy. So the running was ~ 13 miles for the week. Less than a former one day total back in the day.
The big news around the house is the new pup, P3 or cube for short. She is a good girl so far letting us sleep thru the night. She and PJ have been playing up a snow storm and every now and then PJ must show her who is Alpha. That's when the yelping starts and goes on for a few minutes. But all in all things are going well on that end. My end is just staying BIG.