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Thursday, March 28, 2013

60-60...putting it in

60 minutes of solo running at WVC this morning. Was a bit on the tired side.

At noon Bob and I walked over to Tom's for lunch. We walked back afterward.

I guess this is a 60-60 day. Setting aside pace, I am just putting it in.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


I took Monday off. As in nada. No running, no elliptical and no walking Lucy (not proud of that but I vowed to make it up to her).  I did get a deep tissue massage (DTM). Michele worked me over good.

On Tuesday my legs were sore (from the DTM) but I got in 55 minutes of running with Danny. Tom is still walking. (((Sciatica!)))

In the afternoon Lucy and I went out on an extended walk. Including talk breaks with the locals we were out for close to an hour so I kept my vow (wow).

Sunday, March 24, 2013

So you're "actually" running

Joined Dimitri over at Foothill. We ran our usual easy pace up Moody Road and back. We were close to the end of the run when I saw Bill and Bob hauling ass down the road so we stopped and chatted for a bit.

"So you're actually running," Bob jested. I have bailed on running with Bob since early last year. Mostly we walk to and from lunches together. Between being just plain beat up and having knee surgery last November, it has been a long road back. In the old days running with the Bob's and Bill's would have been critical to competitive in races. That's exactly what I did back in the mid 1970's.  These days I don't trust my body (or mind) to stand up to the stress I put it through for almost 25 years.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Run-walk double

I ran an easy pace over at WVC while Danielle ran her first AT test 3 miler. She did 20:40 which is a good effort. I got in a total of 40 minutes.

In the afternoon I walked with Lucy for 40 minutes over at Blackberry Farm.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Dog walking n' elliptical

Walked with Lucy for two miles in the late morning. In the mid afternoon I hightailed it over to Shawsu for a 32 minute elliptical "run". The place was very quiet. I tend to prefer it that way.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Lucy has a trainer

60 minutes of easy running with Danny at WVC. Did this in the morning. Regrettably did not get to join my friends for breakfast. Instead I opted for a half hour stuck on the freeway trying to get to an appointment.

In the afternoon Lucy, Mike (dog trainer) and myself walked for another two miles. Mike put Lucy through the paces.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


31 minutes on the elliptical. Getting easier to do. My plan was to do it on the afternoon of my running  days but that hasn't been in the cards this week.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

The weekend


45 minute easy run socializing with the club.


60 minutes of running including 2 miles in 14:40 ( Moody Road two miler ). Doesn't seem that fast but age graded it's 10:50.

First tempo effort in a long time. Felt weird. I kept my HRM in the 85-90% range. I need to do more of this. My body isn't use to tempo effort.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Was this better???

I missed doubling yesterday. The usual is 60 minutes of running and 30 minutes of elliptical but the elliptical wasn't happening on Thursday so I cruised by Shawsu after lunch and did a half hour on the machine. I guess I'll figure it out but I felt stronger today as  result.  The only other exercise was a half hour walk with Lucy before lunch.

The issue with the elliptical is boredom. Music or podcasts might fix that.

I'll see what I feel like on Saturday.


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Slim Thursday

Limited myself to 60 minutes of running and 40 minutes of dog walking. A late lunch punched out my time for the elliptical. Between walking, running and elliptical I was well over eight hours of exercise last week. I felt tired this week ( age...age...age ).

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Fat Tuesday

The usual 60 minutes at WVC with Danny in the morning. Tom walked. He seems to have been sent to the gulag of walking. I know. I have been there.

In the afternoon I drove over to Shawsu and did 30 minutes on the elliptical.

Sandwiched in there was a walk with Lucy.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

The weekend


Was feeling very lazy today. Didn't rush over the college to join the club. Showed up just as short six was getting underway. I decided to run easy around campus.

What's new?

Danielle was doing strides and Brian was doing a six lap trial effort. I just jogged around keeping the HRM in the 65-70% range.

In the end I did 50 minutes. Later in the day I walked Lucy for 30 minutes.


Drove over to Foothill. Dimitri and I ran 65 minutes ( I did five beforehand ) up and back on Moody Road. We finished up with strides on the track. 19-19-17 ( too fast for now ).

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Om mani padme hum

60 minutes of easy running in the morning and then doubled back to do 25 minutes on the elliptical in the mid afternoon. Trainer showed me how to use the foam rollers to further torture myself. Pain was exquisite.

It helps to pray to the goddess of the foam rollers before embarking on any exercises.

Om mani padme hum

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Piling it on

Ran 6 miles this morning with Danny (Tom still walking).

At lunch Bob and I walked over to the workout studio and I did 23 minutes on the elliptical. We then had lunch and we walked back.

11 mile day. 8 running and elliptical and 3 miles walking.

I'm really piling it on. 

Sunday, March 03, 2013

The Weekend


Ran and walked 50 minutes in the morning.  Later on I walked 30 minutes with Lucy.


70 minutes of easy running up and back on Moody Road with Dimitri. I then did 2 x 100 meters on the track in 20 seconds. Surprised how easy they both were. No push at all. Strictly low key striding.