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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Out and back x 2

Easy 60 minute run along Blackberry Farm, McClellan Ranch Trail. Out and back. Out and back. Boring but meditative,

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Achy Breaky Legs

Tom and Danny were both traveling so I ran on my achy-breaky legs from the house. I jogged over to the Black Berry Farm trail and ran up and down it and then back home again. 60 minutes of mostly running. My legs held up. I ran a two mile section at 70% and another one mile section at 75%.

The trail traffic was sparse.

Overcast and in the low 60's. Kinda humid.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Weekend Report

Ran 40 minutes on Saturday ( watching the club run 5k ).

Met D on Sunday and jogged another 60 minutes followed by some striders. Left calf held up fine.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Endless loops

Cold morning. Low 40's. Danny, Tom and I ran ran endless laps on the track for 60 minutes with walks thrown in for good behavior. No calf issues. It's probably a combo of the flat surface and staying away from tennis ball therapy for a couple of days. In any case, I'll take it.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Tom, Danny and I ran around the college loop. Cool conditions. I tried to stick to running the flats and downhill and walked the ups. Finally at around 45 minutes my left calf cramped and I walked. After about 50 meters it relaxed and I dropped into a 200-300 meter run, 100 meter walk pattern on the track (F L A T) until I had completed an hour. No more problems.

Later on I walked thirty minutes with Lucy.

The calf is still not right. It could be I overdid it with the tennis ball routine. I'm going to stick to the flats for the time being and see if I can run through it.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Gentle Rich

Another rehab the calf day. Dimitri, Tom and Don joined me in a Gentle Rich run. 60 minutes of very easy jogging and walking. I could feel a twitch now and then heading up some slight hills so I primarily stuck to the track.

Used the tennis ball on the calf after I got home.

Looking forward to deep tissue massage day on Monday.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Being careful

I rolled the left calf Thursday and Friday. On Saturday I ran-walked for 50 minutes with forty of it on the track running the straights and walking the curves. The calf held up okay. I plan to do more of this on Sunday.

No question I'll need to roll both calf muscles going forward. It's a wake up call. I no longer have a good side.