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Friday, May 31, 2013

Dreadmill again

30 minute Lucy walk in the morning.

In the afternoon I drove to the gym and ran 3.5 miles on the dreadmill at an 8:53 pace. The run could have been easier but the turkey sandwich I had for lunch kept trying to come back up.

I gutted it out.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

off campus

67 minutes of easy running in the hills (with some walking) at WVC and off campus.  Ran with Danny and Tom.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Double Day

Another Double Day 60 plus style. I ran 66 minutes this morning with Tom and Danny (some walking thrown in there...I admit it but mostly running).

The recovery zone was a visit to Big Bad Billy's for a chiro adjustment followed by an American Breakfast Burrito two doors down.

Then returning home, I walked Lucy for a half hour.

D O U B L E !!!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Lotsa minutes on the legs

Foothill College....

I got out in the morning and ran ten minutes before hooking up with Dimitri for another 65 minutes. 75 altogether. My legs were tired heading up Moody to the trail but loosened up coming back down. Later on I walked Lucy for another half hour ( or more ).  

Taking Monday off except for a Lucy walk.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Easy jogging

I took it very easy today. 15 minute quick jog around campus with Danielle and Phil post workout (I didn't do the workout).

Danny and gang came flying by...

Danny looked tuckered. I asked him later if he had done the workout and he told me that the campus warm down run was his workout.

Friday, May 24, 2013


Walked 30 minutes with Lucy at noontime.

Later on I went to the Shawsu studio in the early afternoon and did 30 minutes on the treadmill at 6.7 mph with a 1% incline. It's equal to an 8:53 pace outdoors. Age graded it's down around a 6:32 pace at age 30.

Fastest yet.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Forbes Mill

I did a return showing at Forbes Mill. Jake joined me and we ran a very easy loop together in 28:30.
I did a second circuit alone keeping the pace moderate but on the edge of what the hell are you doing.
This time it was 24:23. I would classify it as a steady pace run. I held back from picking it up in any way. It was. 9:17 pace which these days is 1-2 minutes faster than my sludge runs. With some slow jogging before, in between and after I covered 61 minutes.

Note to myself: 9:17 age graded is 6:50 when I was 30.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Steven Creek Reservoir Run

Joined Brian Low for a 68 minute run up to Stevens Creek Reservoir and back. Brian kept up a steady continuous pace. Good thing I have been running those treadmill workouts. It wasn't too much of a shock plus something tells me that my slow ambling pace has trained me to be slow and ambling.

Sunday, May 19, 2013


Got up very early and drove with Shel up to GG Park to watch leaders in B2B. Beautiful day. 30 minutes of easy jogging. Watched leaders and then headed back to Burlingame for breakfast.

Note to self: My fastest pace on the old slightly longer course would have put me 32nd today.

Saturday, May 18, 2013


Did an easy 40 minutes this morning at WVC.  I watched Danielle run her 1600 meter negative split time trial.  She ran 3:21-2:56 for a 6:17. A few months ago that was an all out race.

At noon I walked a long forty ( minutes ) with Lucy for this too is now training.

Friday, May 17, 2013

30 minutes on the "dreadmill"

Walked 30 minutes with Lucy this morning. I guess walking is now a workout!

In the afternoon I drove over to Shawsu and ran 30 minutes on the treadmill keeping to a nine minute pace. I have to keep reminding myself that this is equal to a 6:37 pace at age 30. I tried to use the same running posture that I use on the roads to minimize back issues. We'll see if it works.

I wore my HRM. It didn't go past 70% until around 18-19 minutes. From then on it slowly creeped up into the 75-77% range and stayed there.

Thursday, May 16, 2013


Ran the college today ( with some walking thrown in at the end ). 65 minutes, most of it with Danny.

At noon I walked for around 40 minutes with Lucy. I was planning to run on the treadmill too but I ended up falling asleep and napping for about an hour. Decided to put off the treadmill until Friday.

Not sure that the treadmill and elliptical aren't hurting my back. Have had persistent problems the last month.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Big hat, no cattle day

60 minutes of running with Danny over at WVC. Threw Valle Vista into the mix. Got in a ten minute  walk-cool down.

At lunch I walked to Tom's and back with Bob. Another hour. Then drove home and picked up Lucy ( the wonder dog ) and walked some more.

So...maybe 60 minutes of running and 80-90 minutes of walking.


Sunday, May 12, 2013


30 minute walk with Lucy. Then I drove over to Foothill College and ran an easy twenty minutes followed by 32 x 200 with a constant 58-60 second 200 followed by an easy 200 jog.

Memory run....

Opted for three quality days this week versus four days of slogging.

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Another shock

It was just Danny and I this morning. Tom was off to the lake house in upper Wisconsin (think cheese). We ran a very easy 60 minutes around the college as usual.

In the afternoon I went to Shawsu and cranked up the pace to 8:30 and ran it for 13 minutes (1.5 miles). A short sharp workout at the pace I hope to be running soon. No question it was a shock just like three weeks ago when I got on the treadmill and started running a 9 pace. But after around 5 minutes I settled in and began to feel comfortable. Just decided not to push it for too long.

None of these paces sound very daunting but if you age grade them, you'll get the idea.

A 9 minute mile is the equivalent to 6:37 at age 30  and 8:30 is equivalent to 6:15.

It's a shock because I have been running 10-11 minute miles which is roughly 7:30 to 8:00 pace.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Big Day

Big day.

60 minutes of run walk (3-1) in the morning with Danny and Tom. Then 25 minutes walking Lucy followed by 3 miles (27 minutes) on the dread-mill. 9 pace seems to be getting easier. Haven't put a HRM on it yet.

North of 9 miles total.

Sunday, May 05, 2013

100 minutes

20 minute dog walk followed by 80 minutes around Foothill and up Moody Road and back. Pretty much like last week. Finished up on the track with 4 x 100 with Dimitri. Windy, cooler, cloudy day. Temps really dropped.

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Playing around at WVC

Really played around today. I got in an hour of forward movement with 45 minutes of mostly running and about 15 minutes of walking. I did this over at West Valley College.

I had Danielle run a 3K simulator. The plan was to do it on the track but the track was closed for reseeding so we decided to have her run the tennis court loop instead. It's .66 a loop. She cruised two loops in 9:01, jogged for two minutes and then dropped the hammer for another .66 in 3:57.

So she ran 1.98 miles in 12:58.  The course is challenging (hills) so she did very well. It indicates a 12:13 3000 meter run.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Run, walk, hammer

I ran and walked with Tom (2-1) for 63 minutes in the morning. Even Danny got tired of it and went on ahead.

In the early afternoon I hit Shawsu and hammered out 25 minutes at around a 9 pace. I took 60-90 seconds to warm up so it was easier. I could have gone further but decided not to press my luck. If I age grade my pace it's roughly a 6:40 when I was thirty.