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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sunday Trail Run

Joined Slowrunner77, Turi and another friend for a run to Relay Peak over by Mount Rose.  I really struggled with my knee and ankle issues but still got over six miles in above 8000 ft.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sunday Trail Run

Joined Slowrunner77 (he dropped me) and a couple others for my first Trail Run since getting hurt.  We did our normal thing in Upper Rancho San Rafael Park.  I was bad today but it always helps to rip the Band-Aid off that first technical, trail run out of the way.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Reno 5000 Red-Nosed Run

Got out in the cold for Reno 5000's Red-Nosed Run. Slowrunner77 & I left for the race with a temperature of 12 degrees (FYI, last year I punked out from the Turkey Trot because of a 16 degree temperature).  Turi and SnowLep joined us for a full-scale Team Library Dork/Gimp assault (Picture stolen from Turi). 

I say Team Library Dork/Gimp because Slowrunner77+Achilles Strain; Turi+Ankle & fell off a cliff, jacked-up shoulder; SnowLep+Bulging Disc & Handbell playing; and, HighAltDawg+Ankle = we all gotta get right.  I raced for the first time today since missing Ironman Canada and Rock-n-Roll Savannah with a destroyed ankle injury from August.  While cold, this course did me no favors.  I want to support Reno 5000 and props to new kid on the scene Reno Running Company but I think they can tweak the course.  First, make it a real 5k.  Second, use the entire Sierra Summit Shopping Center and create a course without a bunch of made up curves and turns to get the distance in.  I credit them with a tough course (a close to 400m gentle uphill to start each mile loop). I clocked a 27:26 (8:54/9:17/9:16) (slow and off from my training speeds this week) after really slowing down to pace myself and the I just felt the bad ankle in the cold.  Everyone else ran the same course but the director can make a tough course without all the turns that showcases the entire shopping center (including passing the front of their store) that doesn't play to my weaknesses.  Unfortunately, I'll consider this a niche race -- where I can't really truly measure my progress due to weather and couurse factors.  Still props to Reno Running Company for putting on the race.  I'm still an Eclipse Running guy but another quality running store in Reno is nice.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Daffodil Run

Penn Valley, CA

So long 25.

Hit 24:48 for 5k.  25 was a big barrier for me because in a 5k, breaking 25 means your runnin' 8 minute miles.  Anything under 10 means your runnin' and 8 minute miles means your gettining sorta fast.  Slowrunner77 broke the course recourd for the 5k today, so he now owns the 5K & 10K course records.  We celebrated with a Speedway Stout.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Bike Training

5:45 am Spinning Class @ St. Mary's.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Run Training

Yasso 800's


Best workout in five years!

I really dig this workout and though it's a tad early, I wanted to start throwing it in.  I plan on using it all summer for RnR Savannah.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Run Training

Regular Tuesday Lunchbreak run in Verdi.  I still feel sluggish -- I think from switching to NikeFree and Merrell True Gloves and the gale force wind in my grill didn't help.