Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Culvert trail & Allegheny

4 miles 27:39
Been thinking about 2015. I'm considering giving Pikes Peak Marathon
another shot. I have yet to run as well as I had hoped for. I haven't even
broke 5 hours. My best is 5:04:11 in 2011. I watched the finish of this
years race and it kind of inspired me to get back into trail running in general.
I will still do road marathons in 2015 but after May plan on switching
over to the trails for the rest of the year.
Tentative schedule 2015
March  Albany, GA. Marathon
May Green Bay, WI. Marathon
July Barr Trail Mountain Race
August Pikes Peak Marathon
October Silverton, Oregon Silver Falls Trail Marathon


Sunday, August 17, 2014

I'm back!

6 miles
Finally feeling better after 4 weeks of dealing with a grumpy calf. Today was the best I have felt since hurting the calf. I have lost fitness but happy to be running again. I did maintain some fitness during this time with biking and the elliptical. I did run a half marathon last weekend even with out really running at all. It hurt 1:26. Hurt mostly due to fitness calf felt pretty good.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Pikes Peak Greenway

7.82 miles 1:06
8:30 am) 60's sunny
Was hoping I was back to being healthy. Well I'm not. I felt okay for the
first 5 miles then the ache in my calf came back. Then it turned into the
sharp pain that shut me down totally. I had to walk over a mile to get
back to the car. This is disappointing since I thought after dealing with
this for 2 weeks I was better. Not sure what to do going forward. I will
take it a day at a time. In hind sight I should have planned for only
a 5 mile run today to be safe. The 3 miler was fine on Friday but jumping
up to 8 proved too much. Back to biking and elliptical I guess.


Friday, July 25, 2014

Culvert trail

3 miles 22:04 7:21 average per mile
First pain free run in a couple weeks. I have tried to run past 2 weeks but every
time it would become painful after a mile or so. I went and saw Jeff Mathews and
he noticed my hips were out of alignment. He made a adjustment and I think it
helped. I noticed walking around was not bothering my calf anymore. I waited
2 more days to make sure I was not rushing back to running. So tonight I only
ran 3 miles just to basically test it out. I'm hopeful I'm back on track.
I have a half marathon in 3 weeks that I plan on racing. I hope I can regain
my fitness by then and stay healthy. During these past couple weeks I was able
to get some aerobic training in. I did elliptical and biking. Was happy to
at least do something.


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Pikes Peak Greenway Mountain Biking

20 miles on the mountain bike 1:25
2 mile run
Has been a bad week for me. Last Sunday my calf muscle started to hurt
during my run. It has been hurting all week. I did some elliptical
during the week and tried to run but the running aggravated it every
time. Today was no different. The biking and elliptical don't bother
it really at all so I will stick to that and hope it improves soon.
My calf has a couple large knots that I can't get to go away. I have
been icing it, foam rolling, using the stick and having Bethany
work on it.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Pikes Peak Greenway

9.70 miles 1:08:08 7:02 average per mile
9:00 am) 70's sunny
Pretty good run until my calf tightened and forced me
to slow down. Not sure why it flared up other than
maybe I was a bit dehydrated going into this run.
It's pretty sore now. I iced it and used the stick on


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Peregrine Trail to AFA

6 miles 51:45 8:37 average per mile
9:00 am) sunny 70's
Elevation gain 1029 loss 1028
Ran some trail today it was a nice change. Ran toward the Academy and
turned around. Wasn't sure how to connect to the Falcon Trail. Ran
into a closed gate with barb wire all around it. Security was out driving
around. I thought I might get in trouble as I went thru several no
trespassing signs. The guy just waved at me.