Thursday, September 29, 2005

1 hour 10 minutes...8 mile range

Ran a solo 1 hour and 10 minutes with my buddy I. Pod. I will measure out the course but I am guessing at least 8 miles. I felt pretty good..always better after the first 40 minutes or so is over. I finished with a hard kick and had a few more miles in me but not the time to run them.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

1:14 in POURING RAIN (and new shoes)

So Ronnie and I ran a few miles on the Winter Park High School track and then a few on the streets and a paved trail while we were in the midst of a storm that dropped 5.6 inches of rain in an hour (and no, that is NOT an exaggeration. I felt great. Had a Gu-gel thingy at the 35 minute mark which was cool. I could have run another 30 minutes with ease, but we were literally surrounded by lightening and it was pitch black. The weather got even worse as we stretched at the end, so I think we were wise to call it a night. I look forward to a solo 4-6 miler tomorrow and I would like to top 12 miles Thursday.

The new shoes - Asic Gel Landreth II's. I got pair of running shoes on Friday that had corrective features on the heal to improve form, but after about 29 years of running, there is no fixing me. I had to return them due to knee pain. I bought them at an awesome specialty store in Melbourne - Running Zone. The return policy is pretty much "Keep wearing and returning them until you find ones you like." The new Asics will not be returned..they are great (and pictured below.)

Friday, September 23, 2005

A bit less than 4 miles in 33

ran a wet rainy four miles with Ronnie last night. I felt really awful...had one gear...slow. It was wet and humid and my joints were killing me. Joey and Ian pussed out (sorry fellas)!


Tuesday, September 20, 2005

8 miles - 1:03

While Ian could not run with us tonight, Ronnie substituted in for the night to join Joey and me. We planned on a nice 4 miler, but Ronnie took us from Ward Park to Rollins College, around Lake Virgnia to Baldwin Park and back to Ward Park. 8 miles at a good pace. We had a great time. Joey is the real story tonight. His previous long run was 36 minutes. What a champ man, he went 63 minutes and still had gas in the ole tank! Nice work broseph!

Saturday, September 17, 2005

4 in 34:25

4 miles at a decent pace despite the heat and humidity (both at about 95). Hit the gym later to play some hoops, lifted chest, then ran another half mile to the hairplace to meet up with Amy.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

1 hour and 33 minutes (11 mile range)

Man, I would need to write a chapter in a book to completely cover the details of yesterday’s run, but here is the abridged version. We planned a nice long trail run today and selected the Snow Hill Trailhead of the Little-Big Econ State Forrest. This wildlife management area is part of a wildlife corridor of approximately 8,000 acres. River floodplain forests and oak hammocks are home to gray fox, river otter, wild turkey, bobcat, resident and migratory waterfowl, wood storks, wading birds, shorebirds, and numerous upland species including white-tailed deer and turkey. Other common sightings include sandhill cranes, alligators, bald eagles, osprey, and hawks.

So the trail run was fun, a first for me. The trail was thick with roots and brush, as well as the occasional downed tree to hop over. The footbridges (seen at the bottom) were quite interesting. About 25 minutes into the run we decided to take a 2.1 mile trail to Rt. 426 figuring we could run the streets back. At about the 45 minute mark, with the trail at its thickest, and the sun rapidly sinking in the sky we became mildly concerned thinking, we may be running back in the dark. Luckily we were spit out into a large clearing which led to 426. I was feeling pretty good until I realized where we were. We were about 8 miles from our car! We began heading back on a two-lane highway with no shoulder in the dark. Fun, Fun. We all felt pretty good and ran a solid 7:30 – 8:00 minutes pace. At the 1:33 mark, Christian and I peeled off to a gas station. While we enjoyed several cups of Gatorade, Ian ran another 2.5 miles, making it to the car in 2 hours and 1 minute. Each of us took a nice digger on the run, with mine being a 4-second long doozy on a darkened sidewalk (yielding a nice scrape or two). All in all it was a great run, and I earned a day off today. By the way, I have been slammed and not blogged my last three runs which were 40, 36, and 18 minutes in length.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

4 mile run - 31:07 - 2 inches of rain

About 3 minutes into my run, the light drizzle turned into torrential downpour. It was refreshing at first, but at the turnaround (15:21), I had to dodge a car and step into a 3 inch deep puddle. After about 2 minutes of my left foot weighing 2 pounds more than my right foot, I had no choice but to intentionally even out the situation by hitting a puddle with ole rightie. I slowed a bit in the middle, but finished hard for a pretty decent time in any conditions.

Monday, September 05, 2005

1:08 minutes

Topped my personal best by 2 minutes. I started my run at about 10:15, and by 10:45 or so it was 90 degrees with very little wind. I am behind marathon pace, as I need to be running 10 miles or so. I am only around 7.5 or 8. I need to get running with partners again, which should happen this week. That is a huge help to me and what I will need to push towards the goal.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

2 mile jog - 18 mins

Just a quick 2 miles in between weekend activities.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

28.31 - about 4 miles

I ran at noon when I got to Tampa. Again, it was hot. Croosing Dale Mabry was quite an adventure...I felt like I was playing frogger. Felt good, but the heat was getting to me. I walked about 3 times for 15 seconds each time.


Felt pretty good, but it was definitely warm as I put in an hour and 6 minutes this evening. I ran a random route through a bunch of shopping centers, apartment complexes, etc. Topped my personal best on time, and that felt good.