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Friday, May 30, 2008

Barely time for one mile

Day 267 - May 30, 2008

I can't wait for June. This month got off to a great start, but due to circumstances beyond my control...I'm really lucky this streak is still going. I know one mile hardly seems worth counting, and 7 minutes isn't much, but it will keep me going another day. I look forward to a much better month (mileage wise) in June.

But, even with as hard as this week has been...I have to thank my kids for being amazing. They could have made things impossible on me and they really pulled through. Thanks M and S for being awesome.

Day: 267 Time/Date: 10:10 PM 8/30/2008 Weather: Indoors, 80F
Run: Treadmill Miles: 1.0 Time: 07:01 Pace: 7:01 min/mile
Miles to Date: 877.5 Total Running Time: 107:30:19

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Finally back outside

Day 266 - May 29, 2008

Convinced the kids to go out to the track with me today so they could ride their bikes and I could get some miles in outdoors. Man that treadmill was getting old. One thing it has done is forced me to run faster than I had been. I was surprised by the pace I was runnng comfortably on the track and it was pretty consistent for all 6 laps.

Yesterday was another lame treadmill run of only a mile - I did run it sub 7 min/mile and followed it up with an hour of push mowing - but we all know that mowing the lawn is not "exercise" until someone makes a video of it.

Day: 265 Time/Date: 6:00 PM 5/28/2008 Weather: Indoors, 76F
Run: Treadmill Miles: 1.0 Time: 06:56 Pace: 6:56 min/mile
Miles to Date: 874 Total Running Time: 107:06:26

Day: 266 Time/Date: 7:00 PM 5/29/2008 Weather: Clear, 73F
Run: WM Track Miles: 2.5 Time: 16:52 Pace: 6:45 min/mile
Miles to Date: 876.5 Total Running Time: 107:23:18

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Day 264 - May 27, 2008

But one day closer to the normal routine. The streak was very close to ending today...but anyone can run a mile no matter how tired and overwhelmed they are - right??? SIUCB - millions of people deal with worse everyday!!!!

Maybe I should get back on the treadmill?!?!

Day: 264 Time/Date: 8:45 PM 5/27/2008 Weather: Indoors, 76F
Run: Treadmill Miles: 1.0 Time: 07:06 Pace: 7:06 min/mile
Miles to Date: 873 Total Running Time: 106:59:30

Monday, May 26, 2008

Time to turn on the AC

Day 263 - May 26, 2008

Another treadmill run. Fast than last night.

Day: 263 Time/Date: 8:00 PM 5/26/2008 Weather: Indoors, 82F
Run: Treadmill Miles: 2.0 Time: 13:47 Pace: 6:53 min/mile
Miles to Date: 872 Total Running Time: 106:52:24

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Today I was ready to call it an end

Day 262 - May 25, 2008

Just another treadmill run to keep the streak alive. I really considered just letting it go today. I had the perfect excuse and no one would have really given me grief for it. But I figured once I took the day off, then I'd be back to where I was last summer and I decided to gut it out. I'm glad I did, but that darn excuse will be with me all week. We'll see how it goes.

Day: 262 Time/Date: 8:30 PM 5/25/2008 Weather: Indoors, 70F
Run: Treadmill Miles: 2.0 Time: 14:27 Pace: 7:13 min/mile
Miles to Date: 870 Total Running Time: 106:38:37

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Dover Foxcroft 5K

Day 261 - May 24, 2008

IT was beautiful morning for a 5K and the 40 or so people who showed up were treated to a great 5K. The course was flat and fast and the volunteers did a great job keeping traffic safely aware of all the runners.

For me, the last week has been lousy for running, but I decided at the last minute to give it a shot. I felt really good at the start, but by 3/4 of a mile I was wondering why I felt so bad. I assumed it was due to the virus I've been fighting all week, but my mile split quickly told me the problem. what was I thinking going out in 6:04? I immediately backed off the pace and hoped I'd be able to hang on. It wasn't fun, but I made it. My time wasn't so bad either.

I'm looking forward to next year and running the race virus free. I think that could be one of the fastest 5Ks the area has to offer.

Day: 261 Time/Date: 8:00 AM 5/24/2008 Weather: Clear, 60F
Run: Dahlia Miles: 3.1 Time: 20:48 Pace: 6:43 min/mile
Miles to Date: 868 Total Running Time: 106:24:10

Another 2 miles

Day 260 - May 23, 2008

Just another 2 mile run as I hope to feel better soon.

Day: 260 Time/Date: 8:00 PM 5/23/2008 Weather: Clear, 70F
Run: Dahlia Miles: 2.0 Time: 15:44 Pace: 7:52 min/mile
Miles to Date: 864.9 Total Running Time: 106:03:22

Thursday, May 22, 2008

When will it end - the virus that won't go away

Day 259 - May 22, 2008

Great night to run - I just still feel crappy.

Day: 259 Time/Date: 7:50 PM 5/22/2008 Weather: Clear, 70F
Run: Amicus 2 mile Miles: 2.0 Time: 14:34 Pace: 7:17 min/mile
Miles to Date: 862.9 Total Running Time: 105:47:38

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

No, I didn't die

Day 253 - 258 - May 21, 2008

I just felt like it. I've been sick and barely able to run, let alone post. So here it is, 6 for the price of one.

Day: 253 Time/Date: 8:00 PM 5/16/2008 Weather: Cloudy, 60F
Run: Dahlia Miles: 2.0 Time: 16:07 Pace: 8:03 min/mile
Miles to Date: 849.3 Total Running Time: 104:06:04

Day: 254 Time/Date: 8:00 AM 5/17/2008 Weather: Clear, 51F
Run: N Carnation-Davis Miles: 3.6 Time: 26:40 Pace: 7:24 min/mile
Miles to Date: 852.9 Total Running Time: 104:32:44

Day: 255 Time/Date: 5:00 PM 5/18/2008 Weather: Indoors, 70F
Run: Treadmill Miles: 2.0 Time: 14:44 Pace: 7:22 min/mile
Miles to Date: 854.9 Total Running Time: 104:47:28

Day: 256 Time/Date: 9:00 PM 5/19/2008 Weather: Cloudy, 60F
Run: Dahlia Miles: 2.0 Time: 15:13 Pace: 7:36 min/mile
Miles to Date: 856.9 Total Running Time: 105:02:41

Day: 257 Time/Date: 8:45 PM 5/20/2008 Weather: Indoors, 70F
Run: Treadmill Miles: 2.0 Time: 14:39 Pace: 7:19 min/mile
Miles to Date: 858.9 Total Running Time: 105:17:20

Day: 258 Time/Date: 9:00 PM 5/21/2008 Weather: Clear, 60F
Run: Dahlia Miles: 2.0 Time: 15:44 Pace: 7:52 min/mile
Miles to Date: 860.9 Total Running Time: 105:33:04

Thursday, May 15, 2008

My free 20 minutes today

Day 252 - May 15, 2008

Quick run after work in town tonight - just randomly ran in neighborhoods until I thought I had about 3 miles in. 3.3 works.

Day: 252 Time/Date: 5:15 PM 5/15/2008 Weather: Cloudy, 75F
Run: Avir 3.3 Miles: 3.3 Time: 23:07 Pace: 7:00 min/mile
Miles to Date: 847.3 Total Running Time: 103:50:58

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Starting the second quarter of the journey

Day 251 - May 14, 2008

Not a lot of recovery time since last night's run, but still a decent run. Running in the morning is definitely better for being able to handle the rest of the day, but it is hard to get out of bed and immediately go out for a run. Hopefully I can start getting myself out of bed earlier and running in the AM more often.

Day: 251 Time/Date: 6:15 AM 5/14/2008 Weather: Clear, 43F
Run: N Carnation-Davis Miles: 3.6 Time: 26:32 Pace: 7:22 min/mile
Miles to Date: 844 Total Running Time: 103:27:51

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

25% Complete

Day 250 - May 13, 2008

Its hard to believe it has been 250 days and 108,000 calories burned since I began this journey. I was asked today how many days I just wanted to skip running. Honestly It has been a lot less than I would have predicted. I guess less than 10. Not bad when you consider my historical average of about 50% days run.

It is also a good time to update my progress cross-country. 840 miles from San Diego puts me just shy of the Utah/Idaho border. Once I enter Idaho, I'll continue north and then turn East toward Yellowstone.

Day: 250 Time/Date: 9:30 PM 5/13/2008 Weather: Clear, 57F
Run: Geranium-Amicus Miles: 3.5 Time: 26:22 Pace: 7:32 min/mile
Miles to Date: 840.4 Total Running Time: 103:01:19

Monday, May 12, 2008

What happened to Spring?

Day 249 - May 12, 2008

The high winds and lower temps really made it cold out on the run today. I never really loosened up. Hopefully, tomorrows milestone run will be better and I can enjoy reaching the end of the first 250 days.

Day: 249 Time/Date: 6:10 PM 5/12/2008 Weather: Cloudy, 53F
Run: Daffodil Geranium Loop Miles: 2.7 Time: 19:49 Pace: 7:20 min/mile
Miles to Date: 836.9 Total Running Time: 102:34:57

Sunday, May 11, 2008

SUICB - its just a little rain

Day 248 - May 11, 2008

Had to wait out a thunderstorm today which forced me to shorten the length of run I wanted to do today. I guess a real runner would have ignored the crashing lightning and run anyway, but I wussed out. That's the great thing about 1000 days - there's always tomorrow.

Day: 248 Time/Date: 6:20 PM 5/11/2008 Weather: Cloudy, 53F
Run: S Carnation-Davis Miles: 4.1 Time: 30:25 Pace: 7:25 min/mile
Miles to Date: 834.2 Total Running Time: 102:15:08

Saturday, May 10, 2008

in the mist

Day 247 - May 10, 2008

Just a quick early morning run.

Day: 247 Time/Date: 7:00 AM 5/10/2008 Weather: Cloudy, 57F
Run: Amicus 2 mile Miles: 2.0 Time: 14:58 Pace: 7:29 min/mile
Miles to Date: 830.1 Total Running Time: 101:44:43

Friday, May 9, 2008

Ignoring the watch

Day 246 - May 9, 2008

Just a relaxed run after a long day on the job and working in the yard.

Day: 246 Time/Date: 9:00 PM 5/9/2008 Weather: Cloudy, 63F
Run: Dahlia Miles: 2.0 Time: 15:23 Pace: 7:41 min/mile
Miles to Date: 828.1 Total Running Time: 101:29:45

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Sometimes you catch a break

Day 245 - May 8, 2008

Somehow I managed to avoid all the rain today and my window of opportunity was dry. I was convinced when I couldn't get my sorry butt out of bed to run before work that I was destined to get poured on. But it didn't happen and I got a decent run in.

Day: 245 Time/Date: 5:30 PM 5/8/2008 Weather: Cloudy, 70F
Run: 4 Seasons Loop Miles: 4.0 Time: 28:45 Pace: 7:11 min/mile
Miles to Date: 826.1 Total Running Time: 101:14:22

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

This was not yesterday

Day 244 - May 7, 2008

My legs were dead this morning -- I was just glad to be done. Otherwise a pretty nice morning for a run.

Day: 244 Time/Date: 6:30 AM 5/7/2008 Weather: Clear, 47F
Run: Amicus 2 mile Miles: 2.0 Time: 15:23 Pace: 7:41 min/mile
Miles to Date: 822.1 Total Running Time: 100:45:37

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Weird coincidence

Day 243 - May 6, 2008

Hard to get out of bed this morning, but then it was hard to not go for a long run once I was on the road. Too bad there wasn't more time.

Day: 243 Time/Date: 6:20 AM 5/6/2008 Weather: Foggy, 47F
Run: Short Davis Miles: 2.4 Time: 17:15 Pace: 7:11 min/mile
Miles to Date: 820.1 Total Running Time: 100:30:14

Monday, May 5, 2008

2 Days for the price of one

Day 242 - May 5, 2008

Didn't have time to post yesterday, but I definitely ran. My hip was really bothering yesterday and I barely ran fast enough to count it as a run. Today was much better and I even pushed out my run from 3.5 to 4.1 miles. Hopefully that hip thing won't come back.

Day: 241 Time/Date: 7:30 AM 5/4/2008 Weather: Clear, 57F
Run: Dahlia Miles: 2.0 Time: 16:57 Pace: 8:28 min/mile
Miles to Date: 813.6 Total Running Time: 99:43:12

Day: 242 Time/Date: 6:05 PM 5/5/2008 Weather: Clear, 85F
Run: S Carnation-Davis Miles: 4.1 Time: 29:47 Pace: 7:16 min/mile
Miles to Date: 817.7 Total Running Time: 100:12:59

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Worth getting up early on a Saturday

Day 240 - May 3, 2008

It was a perfect morning for running. I had just enough time to get 5 mile run in and it was worth the extra distance. If every morning was like today, I'd be buying lots of stock in running shoes and the country's obesity problem would be a thing if the past.

Day: 240 Time/Date: 7:25 AM 5/3/2008 Weather: Clear, 63F
Run: Beazly Miles: 5.1 Time: 38:15 Pace: 7:30 min/mile
Miles to Date: 811.6 Total Running Time: 99:26:15

Friday, May 2, 2008

Even running didn't help today

Day 239 - May 2, 2008

Sometimes anger doesn't help the run and it just kills it.

Day: 239 Time/Date: 5:45 PM 5/2/2008 Weather: Clear, 82F
Run: Dahlia Miles: 2.0 Time: 14:53 Pace: 7:26 min/mile
Miles to Date: 806.5 Total Running Time: 98:48:00

Thursday, May 1, 2008

More desire than time

Day 238 - May 1, 2008

I wanted to run further today, but no time to fit it in. I'll take what I can get.

Day: 238 Time/Date: 6:15 AM 5/1/2008 Weather: Clear, 41F
Run: Short Davis Miles: 2.4 Time: 17:27 Pace: 7:16 min/mile
Miles to Date: 804.5 Total Running Time: 98:33:07