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Sunday, September 27, 2015

A small victory week

Tuesday: sixty minute low key run. Tom back from Europe. Still walking. Danny ran most of the way with me.

Thursday: 70 minutes of harder running. In this case harder meaning higher heart rate. more in the 128-138 range. Danny joined me for the second half while Tom, back from Europe, continued to walk. He's now headed off for Wisconsin. Danny and I are headed for Saturday.

Saturday: 50 minute easy run 130-140 on the HRM. Ran with Brian Conroy. Then we did 4 x 100 with the last one in 20 flat. Good test effort. AC held up.

Sunday: 72 minutes of easy running with Dimitri. A small victory. Another week of not tweaking that tendon.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Kept it slow

Tuesday: Another sixty minute run. Danny was late but showed long enough to get in a half hour.

Thursday: Sixty ( yawn ) minutes. Danny ran late again but we still had a great time yaking and jawing.

I kept it slow both days but then what else is new. No AC problems to speak off. Achilles down south in the cord was tender. Might be the inserts or just the usual wear and tear. Capsaicin, ice and taping should help.

Saturday: 40 minutes easy while the club workout was going on.

Sunday: Dimitrios and I met a half hour early to avoid the heat (it's supposed to get to triple digits today). I ran ten minutes ahead of time. I did 68 minutes slow jogging throughout. Our pace was slower than cold pancakes.

Achilles (down south) seemed better.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Very hot week

Tuesday: Did the mini double. 25 minutes running with Lucy followed by 30 minutes without.

Thursday: 60 minutes jogging with Danny. Started earlier because of the heat.

Saturday: 30 minutes easy easy. Cooler.

Sunday: 60 minutes easy running. Dimitrios back from Canada.,

Sunday, September 06, 2015

More runs

Tuesday: Wow! I ran 50 minutes with no achilles-calf problems. I celebrated by walking ten more minutes to make the workout an hour. Danny kept me company.

The inserts seems to be working well.

Thursday: 52 minutes run today.  Danny and I took it easy and slow. We walked down another 8 minutes. Achilles-calf a bit tight but more of a sensation than discomfort. It loosened up after about ten to fifteen minutes.

Saturday: 40 minute straight through run with Don.

Sunday: 50 minute run up in San Francisco with Shel.

Right leg seems to be holding up.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Building back up

I've been slowly building back up. No serious calf-achilles flares today. 40 minutes Thursday, 30 minutes Saturday and 45 minutes today (26 minutes with Lucy). At times I can feel my upper achilles. A sensation of tightness. It comes and goes. More go then come.

Superfeet inserts seem to be helping.

I feel like an old pitcher trying to get back into the rotation. Today I threw four simulated innings in the bullpen.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Running with inserts that normalize my foot strike. Superfeet. Yesterday was the first day of no tweak running. The workout was an hour of 1/2 running and 1/2 walking. I'm going to ease back into regular running over the next week or two and hope the inserts do their job.

The tightness in my upper achilles has lessened considerably.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


Calf tweak again on Tuesday. Ended up walking for an hour.

Went to see a podiatrist this morning. We're working through options.