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Sunday, November 30, 2014


Saturday: 30 minute easy run followed by 30 minute dog walk.

Sunday: The rain hit Dimitri and I hard this morning. 70 minutes of hilly running with the latter half in a steady rain. I was drenched at the end. Had to change in the back seat of my Honda. Put all my wet stuff in a garbage bag, then went for coffee and a scone.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Tuesday - Thursday

Ran 60 minutes on Tuesday with Tom and Danny. We went up to see Big Bad Billy ( our chiro ) afterwards and then had breakfast.

On Thursday (today) I ran alone from home. Covered 85 minutes of mostly running. It's Thanksgiving and a bunch of people were out walking family style. All I know is that there's now 800 calories in the bank account.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

4 x .33

WVC (as usual). Met up with Dimitri and did a 32 minute warmup followed by 4 x .33 (.33 jog). We basically did the tennis court loop running half at tempo and half as a recovery jog.


2:12 average.

15 minute warm down. I believe the total workout was around 7 miles.

Thursday, November 20, 2014


Slowly feeling better. I ran and walked for 65 minutes. Playing mostly. Danny ran & walked with me and Tom just strolled. We're quite a bunch. Got to admit that I felt good. We went down to Denny's later for breakfast and watched the beginning of a nice rainstorm.

Tom said it is ablation time. I hope so. There's only so many beta blockers a guy can take.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

70 minutes easy

Not feeling that great. I've been short sheeting the bed on sleep. I feel like it's catching up to me.

I decided to run easy this morning and stay away from the reps. I ran 70 minutes with Dimitri. We ran up and down some nice long hills but took it very slow.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Really easy

30 minutes of really easy running while the club ran 1200's.

Tom's bad luck continues. He seems to have pulled a hammie running a blazing 13 minute pace.

I'm not sleeping well. No matter when I go to bed I'm waking up around 6:15 am.

One of my long term buddies mentioned that he's moving to Colorado for a woman. I told him not to sell his house. Try it for six months. Make sure. He just broke up with his long time lady friend. Sounds reboundish. I think he's gonna sell his place and move anyway.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Three blind mice

Ran slowly around WVC with Danny and Tom. Tom struggled because of beta blockers. He's been struggling more lately. He continues to look for a chemical solution to his afib and it ain't working but I've laid off recommending an ablation. Danny's overweight, Tom's fighting heart disease and I'm just slow. We're like three blind mice. We just keep running and laughing about it.

I didn't do any reps. Maybe Sunday.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Just Tom and I today. We cruised 65 minutes with easy running around WVC and the local neighborhood. I could feel Sunday, but was not beat up because of it. Cooler temps but not winter yet.

Sunday, November 09, 2014


Today's workout was reps at WVC with Dimitri. We warmed up for 25 minutes and then ran the following:

400 in 1:41
942 yards in 3:35 ( court loop minus 220 yards )
220 uphill yards in 54 ( last 220 of tennis court loop )
400 in 1:38 ( fire truck turned in front of us and we had to detour around it )
400 in 1:36

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Big Loops

Club workout at WVC but as usual I wasn't in on it. I jogged around the big loop and the track for 40 minutes. Danny joined me for part if the run. Cool clear morning.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Not alone

Danny and I ran an easy sixty minutes at WVC.  Beautiful morning. Almost summer-like. I kept it easy because of the achilles, but it didn't bother me. I taped it tightly as a precaution.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014


Tom (head cold) and Danny (XC meet) bailed on me as I bailed on them on last Thursday (flying to Palm Springs). I ran alone for an hour up and down the trail at Blackberry Farm. My right achilles was bothering me a bit so halfway through the workout I dropped by the house and taped up my foot. That seemed to stop the discomfort but no question this bears watching. It's not coincidental that I've been using the slant board to stretch my calves. So for now I've stopped.

I used the HRM for the first time since my calf pull in early September. Stayed in the 130-140 range.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Home run

Flew home from Palm Springs late this morning. The weather in the South Bay was moderate. Mid 60's with a slight breeze. I hadn't run today so I got out in the early afternoon for an hour circling the neighborhood including the Blackberry Farm, McClellan Ranch trail.

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Indian Wells

I took Thursday off. We traveled to Indian Wells for a short vacation. Way too hot (90's) to run by the time we arrived at the hotel. The next morning I walked for an hour BECAUSE I FORGOT TO PACK RUNNING SHORTS! Drove over to a sports store and bought a pair before lunch.

On Saturday I actually got out for a run. The weather had cooled of significantly (60's) and not humid. I ran 50 minutes through the concrete sidewalks and streets of the town. I kept to a 4-1 run-walk pattern and did okay. Probably haven't been eating enough carbs and I felt that a bit but slow running evens out lack of energy.

Indian Wells is not a runners town. It's a golfer's town. If runners were allowed on the links, all would be different.