rmcj001 Good luck on your 5 Km.
Art in AZ I have run up to Rustlers' Rooste and back down a few times on holiday. Those little mountains around town give quite a workout.
adkkev nice that you got a break in the humidity.
NH Runner The google site I found never said anything about it staining clothing. Good thing you figured out a treatment.
"You thought the leaden winter would bring you down forever
But you rode upon a steamer to the violence of the sun"
Tales of Brave Ulysses Cream
Today turned into an unintentional rest day. Got up, then laid back down for a minute, woke up 2 hours later and it was past 8:30. Yikes. Guess I was still tired.
Chantilly - I haven't been to the Rustler's Rooste for ages. Yes, our little mountains can be quite the workout. I wish I had some close by me so I wouldn't have to drive to them. Come to think of it there are a couple a couple of miles from where my bike route goes. Maybe I could bike there, run the little mountain and then bike home. Hmmm. Looks like I have another bike ride scheduled for this weekend. Thanks for the nudge.
Rich - When I get T-shirts like that they become garage rags for when I work on the car.
Art in AZ
It was so nice this evening I decided to go out for another easy run ... 4.5 miles around town. Wish this weather would stick around ... sadly the weatherman says it's not gonna. Humidity returns Sunday.
5 miles this morning. Had to walk a couple of times. No breeze, humidity felt thick, was soaked in a couple of minutes of running. Rain clouds building up in the area not helping.
6 morning miles earlier today ... another beautiful morning for a run.
6 mile run on the railtrail, temp was 60 with a slight mist the whole way. I think women in the area associate rainy conditions with privacy, I met 3 women on today's 3 mile out & back and normally don't see anyone.
Art... the shirts I sprayed with Hawaiian Tropic were practically new, so I wanted to remove the stains if I could. Besides, I hate to miss a chance to pick on someone if the opportunity's there...
Art in AZ Rustlers Rooste used to be very good in the 80's to 90's, then it became a hit and miss type of restaurant. We still went there for the view, but 3 years ago, we decided not to go back. When my son was young, he liked the slide.
NH Runner I wouldn't be comfortable out on a trail run for 6 miles by myself. At least running on the sidewalk, I could run up to a house or store if some bad guy happened by.
3 miles run, then 2 hours of yard work..mowing, raking, weeding and trimming rose bushes.
2nd session Wed night - 3 miles 23:02 on treadmille. Slogged 8.3 yesterday @9:10/mi. Today slightly faster 8.4 @ 8:51/mi.
Good to hear that weather is better every where else (well, except for Art...). Been about 85F when I run here...
OK. So I decided to see what kind of course I would have if I wanted to get a little mountain added to a run. Rode the bicycle to where I would start. That was 9 miles. Then I rode the part where the mountain was. Say 6 miles and then 9 miles back home. So the total ride was 24 miles and I did it in about 2 hours. So a good workout at a time for running a half. Total elevation change was 550 feet, most of it on the mountain.
Getting to the top was a workout but I sure was glad for the downhill part. When the weather gets cooler I'll think about biking there and then running the mountain.
Ray - The weather this morning was nicer compared to yesterday. Weather is expected to be a little drier but that also means the temps go up a little.
7 miles on the highway today. Today's run was more comfortable in that I wasn't stiff and sore the whole way. I've been reading the Vibram 5 Fingers web site and they say it takes "months" to transition from regular running shoes to barefoot, your calf muscles and achilles take a while to adjust to their new load. I wasn't a 100% today, but feel like I'm gaining.
Nice runs everyone. Art, that 24 mile bike ride would get my attention, nice going!
Chantilly... I remember one time meeting another runner on the railtrail. It was funny and sad at the same time, a woman trying her best to look like a man while she ran. She was doing ok 'til I said "hi" and she answered me. I kind'a did a double take but kept on running, she had a pretty good disguise going...lol
And yeah, I've seen some pretty creepy looking individuals on that trail and I'd be VERY uncomfortable if I were a woman running alone...
rmcj001 Your paces are nice for 85F.
Art in AZ that was quite a bike ride.
NH Runner I don't understand why a long transition would be necessary from VFF's to barefoot. I thought they were like barefoot, only protecting the feet from hard ground, stones, etc.
6 miles at 5:30 AM.
art - that's a good ride. Sounds like it will be a good run when you add that part in too.
chantilly - getting out early. Makes it easier to beat the heat.
Rich - Definitely took me awhile to adjust, but that could also have been my body aging. I don't think I would be able to run at all w/o the change. Right knee just couldn't/can't handle it with any kind of heal strike. Hips and back used to get really sore too. Back in college, when I ran B2B for first time, I remember my calves being so sore and that was when I was trying to transition to a heal strike...
7 mile progressive run, first mile 9:07 last mile 7:42, temps just under 70F and course is very flat (near home). Wasn't trying to go quite that fast, but mid mile 5 there was a mid-forties runner that was working hard, so caught up to him and then sped up a bit more. His form looked pretty good, but he still has about 20lbs to lose. Actually felt better on those 2 miles then the previous 4, tho last mile felt like I was working.
Easy 5.1 miles this evening before heading in to watch Dexter.