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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Running before the wind

We beat the wind this morning running for an hour in cool but sunny conditions. The wind kicked up just as we were finishing. It's the West Coast version of an Arctic blast. Winter in Silicon Valley.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Playing it safe

Another cool and sunny morning. It was in the low 40's so we (D and I) took our time warming up.
We ran sub tempo reps on the track. Believe me, it was nothing glorious. 8 x 400 at sub eight pace with a 200 meter walk-jog for recovery. Running 1:56-1:58 reps felt easy and smart. My right calf was tight but didn't bother me during the workout. I just wanted to play it safe.

Seven miles when all was totaled.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Cooling down in cool weather.

The weather cooled down and then some. It was in the 30's at the college this morning as I ran 38 minutes and change. Even though I didn't do the workout, I jogged around until Dino and George showed up and warmed down around campus with them.

Later on in the afternoon, I walked a half hour with Lucy.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Xmas day

Ran for 65 minutes this morning. Sunny, but cool and breezy. Not many people out. I had Cupertino pretty much to myself.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The day before the day before Xmas

One hour easy run with Tom and Danny at WVC. Spring-like conditions. Hard to believe its winter.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Weekend

40 minutes easy on Saturday.

Sunday: ran a 26 minute warmup followed by reps.
1x400-500-600-600-400-400 ( each done on the .66 loop )...1:42-2:15-2:37-2:34-1:38-1:36
Walk-jog recovery between reps.

Ran with Dimitri.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Another feel good run

Tom, Danny I ran another easy 60 minutes at WVC. Once again, my legs felt good. The weather was cool and partially overcast.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Feel good run

Drove over to WVC and ran an easy 60 minutes with the boys. My legs felt good but the pace was slow.

Breakfast with Tom afterwards.

Sunday, December 14, 2014


I walked with Lucy this morning for a half hour and then drove over to WVC for an hour run. Dimitri and I warmed up for 22 minutes and then ran 30 minutes of 100 stride (25 second avg) 100 jog. 10 minute warm down.

It was cool and partially overcast.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Rains Came

A whopper of a full deluge type storm passed through on Thursday. I opted for breakfast with my buddies. It dried out Friday so I walked an hour. Saturday was a 30 minute run and a 30 minute dog walk.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014


I finally got back to running some reps. I was going to wait until Thursday but then found out the weather forecast called for rain and wind so I moved it forward. Tom walked (afib) and Danny I ran for about an hour throwing in 4 x 400 in 1:46-41-40-36. The last two were the easiest.

The weather was moderate. No wind. Thursday is supposed to be a combo wind tunnel and soaker.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Golden Gate Park run

I ran a slow shakedown run from the house this morning then drove up to the city with Shel and ran for 50 minutes in Golden Gate Park. Maybe 60 minutes total for the day. We measured off a downhill mile for our respective 70 year old attempts at sub 7 minutes next year. At 60 we both did sub 6.

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Run and dog walk

Low key 30 minute morning run followed later on by a dog walk. So maybe four miles total.
Breakfast after the run was one of the best even though the restaurant was really crowded and noisy. Food and service was good as always. No complaints.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Thank you for your service!

Ran 60 minutes with Danny and Tom. Mid run a woman walking her dog smiles and says "Thank you  for your service."


I don't get the fact that I'm sporting my USS Carl Vinson cap that another Danny gave me. I never served in the military. I guess with the aviator sunglasses and hat I look like a vet. I tell her that I was 4-F. She looks at me queerly. I am dead to her. She quickly moves on.

Danny said I should have done my John Wayne impersonation. I agree. What a missed opportunity.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

5 am !

It rained again today. In fact the rain woke me up at a few ticks past 5 am in the morning. I tried to go back to sleep, but in the end I got up and made coffee.

Met Tom and later Danny over at WVC. SLOW-SLOW sixty minutes. Walks every four minutes. I didn't get soaked like Sunday and could have done without the nylon sweats.