Friday, May 19, 2017

A little "speed"


   I like to use the treadmill at times for speed work. I have no real flat stretches out here, the speed on the mill is steady and you can't slow down, plus it is easier on the body. I set the incline on 1 degree and try to maintain good form. I did a mile warm up and then 10X1 min at 6.8mph.
  This particular pace is my goal pace for the 5K. I think I could run a sub 28. Well we've got severe thunderstorms coming! Hope all is well with you! Peace!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Plans made


    So, finally have decided on a race. June 24th a 5K. I think a shorter, faster type effort will be fun.
  Plus I have 5 weeks to prepare and my weight is down. All I need is to throw some speed play in during the week and I should be all set! Today it is nice and warm! 80ish with pretty decent humidity! 6.5 miles! I tuckered out towards the end but that's simply a fitness level issue.
   Hope you are well! Peace!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Getting up there


    So I was dealing with sinus but still decided to run....seemed to work it out and I feel much better.
 3.5 miles. Along with yesterdays 6.3 I am getting up to my usual training pattern. I seriously need to get serious about specific training!? What race am I running? I'm just not sure what to do but I will figure it out! Hope you are well! Peace!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Heat!


  I love the Summertime! Technically it is still Spring but Summertime heat is coming on and I love it so much! I managed 6.3 miles today! Longest run in quite a while. Even had a fairly decent pace, too! Hope all is well with you! Peace!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Still tickin'

   
    So my neighbors probably wonder when I'm going to keel over! I just keep runnin'!
  Another hour on the roads making this week very productive! I'm also holding right at 179 lbs so that is good. Sure would be nice to get down to 172!! Hope you are well! Peace!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Time keeps on slippin'

  
     Yes, I am still running....too busy! I'm wanting to increase miles but life issues keep blocking my efforts! Oh well....I'll keep plugging along! 5.3 wonderful miles in warm sultry temps! Oh I love the warm weather! Hope all is well with you! Peace!

Monday, April 24, 2017

25,000 in


    Today I reached a goal I thought never attainable. In our local running club, back in the 80's, were a couple of guys who had reached 25,000 lifetime miles. I doubted I could do such a thing.
  Well, 32 years, 5 months, and 8 days after I started logging every run I just ran around the world!
  I averaged 2.11 miles a day, 14.77 a week. I've run 7 marathons innumerable halves, 10K's and 5K's.  I had a consecutive day running streak of 1,186 days.
  I've been called Forrest, had bottles thrown at me, dogs chase me, vans loads of people try to "get" me....it has been an adventure!
   My weight has never gone over 190 but has been as low as 168...I've been obsessed with running and I've had some seasons where injury took me off the roads for lengthy periods.
  All in all I identify myself as a Runner. It is who I am and what I do. My solace is found on the roads. I fellowship with my Creator and Savior as I run. I think, I disassociate, I recharge when I run.
  I've been able to coach several people over the years and I hope my persistence has inspired some. I've even written a training program called "The minute by minute method; transforming from a Muffin to a Monster". It is yet unpublished.
   Well here's to some additional mileage before my course is finished!
           Hope all is well with you! Peace!

A little "speed"

   I like to use the treadmill at times for speed work. I have no real flat stretches out here, the speed on the mill is steady and you can...