Wednesday, February 24, 2010


I am hating the cold and snow for my running. The treadmill is getting way old! And it hurts my lungs to run outside in below 30F.
But I am sure loving the powder on my board.

Monday, February 22, 2010


Oh well didn't hit that number but too bad. In 8 weeks of training I've not hit the goak 2x. I'll take that. This week is 24 miles and I'll run 4 x 6 miles to get it in. My legs at the moment are FRIED. All black runs and nice deep snow yesterday at Vail. It will be a slowass 6 miles tonight at Trinity. I hope I make it back in time to go to work Tuesday. I just maybe that SLOW.
But sore legs are worth it for a good time with the Mrs. Next week is her B-Day. And she wants 3 days in/on the snow. Better put on all my recovery tools. Or start drinking NOW.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

22 and

Got in my miles last week and then more activity. This week will be tougher as I haven't run the 1st 2 days of the week. What?? When the snow is up past your knees on the snowboard it's time to enjoy that activity. And did we! My IT-bands were so tight and sore from doing power jumps in the flatter sections I didn't know if I could make it back to the car after boarding. But we found a cure; pitchers of GOOD margs apres-board. Gotta crank up the running for the rest of the week, 23 miles damn.
I've decided once I get to 24 I'll run 4 days of 6 miles the first week and add 1 mile to my long run till i'm at 30 miles. Then 5 days of 6 miles and add till ?????

On the drive home I saw a herd of ~ 150 elk and a few miles later saw some baby Buffalo.
Hope I didn't have their mom for dinner.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Almost Biblical!

Almost 40 days and 40 nights I went. I had my first bad eating day of the year yesterday. In the 55 years previous I would have 2 days/week and possibly more. Damn those butter cookies in the backroom at Colorado Running Company. I've cut my ice cream consumption down to~ 3% of what it was. Do I miss it, yes, do I crave it, NO. Good news is my alcohol consumption is UP a bit. That's what makes the NO bad eating thing a bigger deal. The last time I had apple pie ala mode I had had a good quantity of beer/wine. And I forgot I wasn't going to eat bad tasty stuff. Thanks to those who helped me eat that horrible dessert. You know who you are.

Saturday, February 6, 2010


Got in 4 miles on the treadmill this afternoon. The store was crazy busy today. I felt like I worked a 12 hour shift and it was 11:00am. Decided not to go to the mountains tonight just too tired. Got home and had a sniffle will go to bed early and get some sleep.
I've said this before but the last few days I've felt almost like a runner. Much more relaxed and running a bit faster. I've been averaging under 9 mm for all my runs even with potty breaks!
Got a long run of 6 miles planned for Sunday. Then 16 miles for the other 5 days running.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Not the need for help just same old $hit. Slept like a rock last night! I have no idea what that means but I'll be scared as all get out when the rocks wake up. Imagine that! My house will be flattened the first time that big red rock in my backyard stretches. Monkeys will definately fly out my ass.
Got to run yesterday at about noon. The sun was out and it was almost warm. I wanted to run an hour but work seemed to find it's way to borrow run time. 35 minutes of run time is infinetely better than zero. As a bonus I got to take 'The J" out for a run. She is really a good little running partner. Unlike most of the females that surround me she actually does what I ask. And wants to do what I ask. If she could only cook.