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Monday, September 01, 2014

OUCH! Again!


Calf heart attack less than five minutes into an easy run up in SF. Pulled up immediately and walked back. First incidence since January of 2012. Last week was a warning. This one is right in the belly of the calf.

I'm outa here for now. No running for the time being.

Can't get to my magic fingers massage therapist until next Monday.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Another test day

I ran 65 minutes this morning going 2-1. No problems with the calf at all. Legs felt really good. Danny, Tom and Rick were on board.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Testing the calf day

Testing the calf day. Ran two minutes on, one minute walk for an hour. I stayed off the hills and ran very slowly. Tom and Danny were kind enough to stay with me (we'll all be walking in a few years).
My calf was sore from the massage but no pain otherwise.

We drove up to see Bill TARR for our monthly chiro adjustments. He did some extra work on my right leg.

Taking it easy Thursday too.

Monday, August 25, 2014


Dimitri's gone so I ran from the house on Sunday after taking Lucy for a walk. Took the low path through Blackberry Farm to McClellan Ranch and then down the road to the lake behind the 7-11. Only problem is that the lake was dry. Totally dry! It's a habitat for ducks and geese ( or was ). Could be the drought or maybe some other reason. Dunno.

I turned back and ran over to the high school track and then back through the Ranch-Farm road. I was just starting up the last hill when I felt a slight soreness on the outer edge of my right calf. I'll call it a tweak.

I immediately shut things down and walked in. Sixty five minutes of mostly running.

First time my calf has tweaked since early 2012.

On Monday I went to see my masseuse at lunchtime and she worked over the leg but good. Yikes! It hurt. A good hurt. She told me that the muscle was ropy.

Tomorrow I stay on the flats, wear my calf compression sleeve, run-walk and see how it goes.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

6:36 pace

After a 23 minute easy jog Danny and I ran 8 x 400 at 90%.

Averaged 1:39 per 400. Felt good from the first one and we gradually got faster at the same HR. Anyway, 6:36 pace. Another big drop. Fastest was 6:43 pace. I noticed that I had to push to get to 90% which is a good thing. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

More 4-1's

Tom and did 4-1 pushing the four (a bit ) and walking the one. 60 minutes but covered 4 tenths of a mile more than usual. I felt great! Good recovery from second fastest on Sunday.

Sunday, August 17, 2014


Dimitri and I ran the Palo Alto park out and back.


Not too shabby. Ran-walked 4-1 on the way out pushing up to 70% during the four minute portion. Got up to the park in 39:03. Ran all the way back down at 70-75% covering the distance in 28:20. The weather was nice but not  too cool so it was a challenge to keep my HR down ( BUT I DID IT! ).