"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go"
T. S. Eliot

Friday, April 29, 2016

Cretzmeyer Track Friday Morning

Felt pretty tired this morning and cold Iowa weather did not help. However, decided to get out of bed and at least do some walking at the track. Seeing a couple of friends motivated me to give it a try. Tried to walk a couple of laps for a warm up and then initiated some running intervals.

200 m
52 sec
400 m
600 m
800 m
800 m
600 m
400 m
200 m
45 sec

I felt pretty good. Considering my right calf is being tight and injured for a few weeks. I did not want to push too hard because of the half-marathon coming on Sunday. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Cretzmeyer Track

Nice workout this evening @ 66 F. Some wind but pretty nice day for 800 m intervals.

3:25 min
3:26 min
3:24 min
3:21 min
3:21 min
3:12 min
3:22 min
3:15 min

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tuesday Morning Run

Nice run this morning at 4:45 AM.  Went for about nine miles @ a 8:25 pace!  It's nice to see my body can still do this.  I hope my kegs get the benefit of these fast runs in the morning. I am looking forward to the Marion marathon and see how many miles I can run @ 8:00 MPM pace. 
Marion marathon will have a pacer for the 3:30 marathon time. Her name is Dianne Griesser. That's good to know. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Running in Mexico City

April 4th, 2015. Saturday morning, runners started to arrive at 7:30 AM by Gandhi's monument in Chapultepec park. Everyone said Hi, even if they didn't know each other. Almost everyone was wearing a red t-shirt that read Runners Plus. The leader (Luis) went to the front of the group and asked the newcomers to go to the front and introduce themselves. My friend Enrique was also there. He told us the story of the tragedy he suffered last year. Two gun shots went through his chest, one bullet is still in his body. The doctors told him he would never be able to run again. He is back and kicking hard!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday Twelve Miler

Not the longest run of the month, but probably the nastiest!  We met at 6:45 AM to get to Dave's house by 7:00. Ran with Dan, Dave, Keith, and Wendy. It was not dark, but rain was falling and it was almost ice. To make things worse, the whole day was very windy. Ran all over North Liberty. At least, that's how I felt. 
Felt pretty good most of the time. I felt I could have gone for a few more miles. Tried to feel relaxed and listened to Runners-Podcast (music at around 170 BPM). I hope the music helped. I will listen to music next time (Tuesday morning).

Garmin Link: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/732337170

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tuesday Morning Run

Met with Dan at 500 in the morning at my house. It was very dark and extremely foggy. Dan brought a flash light which we both found very useful. We turned left on Rohret Rd and met Kim and her dog. We then ran towards the IC airport and logged several miles. Parts of the side walk were covered with sheets of ice, so we preferred running on the road facing traffic. We turned around and kept a very good pace the whole way. Finished more than nine miles with an average pace of about 9:10 MPM. 
It is hard to get up so early in the morning, but of course, it feels nice when you are done and you know you have accomplished something. 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Fourteen Miles

Needed to do a long run on Sunday. Unfortunately my friend Dan was unavailable to run with me. So, I just showed up at RunningWild and see who else would go for such a distance.  There was a new route, the Penn Route. Hanna R wanted to do fourteen, so I decided to try to run by her for six miles and go back. But, of course, at mile six, I decided I could go one more mile, and I did. My stress fracture has recovered 100%. Now, my left knee started hurting. It had never hurt before. I normally wear my sandals, but this time, I decided to use my Newton running shoes for the long run. 
This morning I went for three miles, EZ pace. I call it my recovery run. Of course, I ran them in the sandals.  I will use the sandals for every run this week, and see if I can do a long run on the sandals on Sunday. 
Several ladies ran the Grandma's Marathon in Duluth last Saturday.  They all qualified for Boston!  Congrats to all of them. 
Colette Gnade: 3:19:54
Natalee Thompson: 3:27:34
Lauren Hill: 3:33:16
Jodi Graff: 3:44:15
Jennifer Fish: 3:45:30