Sunday, September 14, 2014

Pikes Peak Greenway Long Run

20 miles 2:22:16 7:06 average per mile
8:00 am) 50's sunny
Ran 8 miles with the Sunday morning group and last 12 on my own.
Legs felt heavy today. First 20 mile run in 2 months. Will get one more
20 miler in before Chicago. Next Sunday I'm planning on a 15 mile
trail race at 9,000 ft. I look forward to the challenge.
54 miles for the week.


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Pikes Peak Greenway Long Run

16 miles 1:48:40 6:47 average per mile
9:25 am) 50's sunny
Good long run.  Fitness is coming around. Still might have a chance at
running well at Chicago marathon in 5 weeks. I plan on two 20 mile long
runs in the next 3 weeks.  Originally Chicago was my A race and was
shooting for a PR. I don't think that's in the cards anymore. Training
has been nowhere near where it needed to be. Injuries suck but it's
part of the risk when pushing your body day in and day out.


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Nielson Challenge

2 miles 12:01 6th overall
Only second time doing this monthly race. I last did it in 2011.
I hoped to break 12 but just came up short. I ran 11:39 3 years ago.
I have done very little speed work so not surprised with my time.
Maybe next month I will give it another shot. Fitness should be
much better by then. Long run tomorrow.


Monday, September 1, 2014

Pulpit Rock

5 miles
Nice easy trail run. Enjoyed the day off from work and watched the ADT trail marathon.


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Pikes Peak Greenway

12 miles 6:52 average
Slowly building my long runs up again. This week was pretty good got
5 runs in and 38 miles. Goal for next week is 50 miles with a long run
of 16. Chicago is quickly approaching and I need to get some longer
runs in. My goal is to just run well at Chicago no goal to run a PR or
anything like that. I hope to at least run sub 3 hours.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014


5 miles 34:10
Ran in the Cliftons for the second time. I put some Superfeet insoles
in. I felt like I had better support. Probably still pronating though.
Need to have B video tape me while I run in them.  Fitness is pretty
bad right now. I have hardly put in any miles in the past month.
I do feel pretty healthy though, just need to run more.


Sunday, August 24, 2014

New shoes

8.13  miles 55:56
Pikes Peak Greenway - Wood Ave.
8:30 am)
Wore the new Hoka Cliftons today. I only ran 3 miles in them.
Not sure they will work for me as I pronate. I noticed I was
pronating some. The shoes feel very cushioned. It's a different
feel than Im used to for sure but my first impression was positive.
I ran one short downhill in them and I never felt so fast or
comfortable going downhill in a shoe.  Mile 3 split was 6:10 which
really surprised me as I didn't feel like I was running that fast.