Archive for September, 2008

Running log week of 2008-09-28

Posted in Weekly mileage on September 30th, 2008 by admin – Be the first to comment

09/28 – Sunday – off
09/29 – Monday – Neighborhood – 4 miles – 40 minutes
09/30 – Tuesday – Running class (very tough) – 3 miles – 30 miles
10/01 – Wednesday – off
10/02 – Thursday – Neighborhood – 4 miles – 40 minutes
10/03 – Friday – off
10/04 – Saturday – South Austin Ramble – 12 miles – 1:51
Weekly mileage: 23 miles

Weight loss is helping

Posted in Miscellaneous on September 30th, 2008 by admin – Be the first to comment

I have noticed a new spring in my step since I’ve started Weight Watchers. So far I’ve lost about 7 pounds over the past three weeks. It makes me feel good and I feel like running more. The weather is getting cooler which is another reason to feel good about running.

Campus loop

Posted in Long run on September 28th, 2008 by admin – Be the first to comment

Ran with Terry again. We also bumped into Aaron, Kent and Richard. We were really pushing it. Terry said it was his longest run so far. We completed 10+ miles in 1:37. My guess is that we really completed 10.7 miles, and were doing about 9 minutes/mile. By the end I was fully cooked.

P.S. Signed up Matthew and me online for the IBM 10K.

Crestview long run

Posted in Long run on September 20th, 2008 by admin – Be the first to comment

I ran with Terry. Celeste was out of town. Terry is faster than me, so we took it easy, and he chatted about work which helped make the miles go by. We bumped into Kent, Aaron, and Richard along the way (They are in Bobby’s course so we’ll only see them on the weekends). Also the weather was great – it was cooler and in the 60s & 70s. With my recent weight loss (about 5 pounds last week) I’m feeling better when I run, but I still have a ways to go – hoping to drop 15 [gotta keep focused]. Afterwards I saw and talked to Barb E. who is doing the St. George Marathon, Utah in a month, and Ed B. who with Kevin K. are doing NYC Marathon.

Running log week of 2208-09-21

Posted in Weekly mileage on September 20th, 2008 by admin – Be the first to comment

09/21 – Sunday – off
09/22 – Monday – Neighborhood – 4 miles – 40 minutes
09/23 – Tuesday – Neighborhood – 4 miles – 40 minutes + Running class – 5 miles – 50 minutes
09/24 – Wednesday – Stationary Bike – 30 minutes
09/25 – Thursday – Neighborhood – 4 miles – 40 minutes
09/26 – Friday – Neighborhood – 4 miles – 40 minutes
09/27 – Saturday – Campus long run – 10 miles – 97 minutes
Weekly mileage: 31 miles

Time Trial

Posted in Class on September 17th, 2008 by admin – Be the first to comment

Gosh, why do I hate these dang 2-mile time trials. Maybe it is because I try too hard. I looked back to last year and I ran it in 15:13. This year I did it in 15:46. It’s so much fun getting older and slower. Oh well suck it up “old man”, and keep on plugging – one foot in front of the other. Maybe if I just lose a bit of weight I’ll speed up – yeah right, I’m such a weirdo thinking that way. I just need to accept myself as I am and what I can do and move ahead.

Running log week of 2008-09-14

Posted in Weekly mileage on September 14th, 2008 by admin – Be the first to comment

09/14 – Sunday – off
09/15 – Monday – Neighborhood – 4 miles – 40 minutes
09/16 – Tuesday – Class (time trial) – 3.5 miles – 40 minutes
09/17 – Wednesday – Staionary Bike – 30 minutes
09/18 – Thursday – Neighborhood – 4 miles – 40 minutes
09/19 – Friday – off
09/20 – Saturday – Crestview – 8 miles – 80 minutes
Weekly mileage: 19.5 miles

Running log week of 2009-09-07

Posted in Weekly mileage on September 10th, 2008 by admin – Be the first to comment

09/07 – Sunday – off
09/08 – Monday – Neighborhood – 4 miles – 40 minutes
09/09 – Tuesday – Class – 3 miles – 45 minutes
09/10 – Wednesday – Stationary Bike – 30 minutes
09/11 – Thursday – Neighborhood – 4 miles – 40 minutes
09/12 – Friday – off
09/13 – Saturday – Class Run “Eastside” w/ Celeste – 7 miles – 77 minutes
Weekly mileage: 18 miles

Coach Peri

Posted in Class on September 10th, 2008 by admin – Be the first to comment

Here is my running class coach, Coach Peri.

We met at Anderson High School at 5:45 PM. We introduced ourselves to each other. There is about 20 of us. Then we ran about 3/4 mile to where we were going to have practice. Next we did calisthenics – standard Rogue stuff. Then we did two fast/slow loops around a few streets in the neighborhood. We recovered on the way back to the high school. Afterwards we did foot drills, some stretching, and called it quits at about 7:00 PM. Good class and good coach.

First running class this morning

Posted in Class on September 6th, 2008 by admin – Be the first to comment

Celeste and I decided to park at RunTex and run the 1.5 miles over to Rogue to add in some extra miles. The class left together with the coach, Peri, and did 5 miles from Rogue to Longhorn Dam and back. So all total Celeste and I did 8 miles. During the class run I met a number of my fellow students including Rob, Briana, Surab, Diane, and Charlene. Some old familiar faces were at the start since all the classes were meeting at Rogue for their long runs. It feels good to me to be back running in a crowd, meeting people, and getting the miles in. Yet I need to tell Peri, the coach, that although I’ll put in 110% during the course and do what is asked of me that I will not be running the marathon and probably not running any of the distance-challenge races too.