Site:
http://marathonafterfifty.blogspot.com/
Miles:
2030 total / 0 in 2014
Goal:

Remaining healthy, and increasing my mileage base. I plan to work on my speed a bit as well.

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Michael logged 2030 miles.

Last workout almost 2 years ago. Help get them back on track!

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  1. RUN
    great O&B to Renner&Brand 10.44 mi 01:41 09:42 pace

    (010713 - 0348) (32 degrees, N@2(G7), H91, clear) Once again, just focused on easy with no push or strain to protect the soleus, which continues to improve. Got an early start so I'd be back i... read more

    • Dan S.
      Dan S.

      Nice, cautious work today Michael. I know some physio-therapists believe that all running injuries are traceable to the soleus. I regularly use this Trigger Point message kit on my soleus and it seems to help.

      almost 2 years ago Like

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    • Bill F.
      Bill F.

      way to go! Dawn patrol!

      almost 2 years ago Like

    • Gail N.
      Gail N.

      Great long run in the cold today, Michael!

      almost 2 years ago Like

  2. RUN
    great Neighborhood 4.43 mi 00:43 09:40 pace

    (010613 - 1127) (45 degrees, N@7(G17), H55, sunny) Ran over to the trail on my Step-back day, and just enjoyed the bit of nature. Focused on an easy pace with no strain or push. The left soleus get... read more

  3. RUN
    great Neighborhood 6.21 mi 00:57 09:09 pace

    (010513 - 1049) (42 degrees, S@5(G14), H90, sunny) Took advantage of a Saturday with no plans, and did the run a bit later and in the sunshine. Felt very relaxed and flowed along well. I probably u... read more

  4. RUN
    great Neighborhood 8.16 mi 01:18 09:34 pace

    (010413 - 0408) (37 degrees, W@2(G7), H80, cloudy) My left soleus muscle seems to be the issue in the lower leg, so along with stretching, post-run ice, and heat at night, I'm taking it easier... read more

  5. RUN
    great Neighborhood 4.19 mi 00:41 09:49 pace

    (010313 - 0430) (31 degrees, NW@7(G11), H94, clear) Step-back day, and the pace didn't really "feel" that slow, but I'll certainly take it...it was supposed to be a slow and eas... read more

    • Gail N.
      Gail N.

      You're so consistent!

      almost 2 years ago Like

    • Bill F.
      Bill F.

      good job, Michael!

      almost 2 years ago Like

    • John T.
      John T.

      Kind of hard to warm up when that cold and running short and slow. Nice job taking the step outside!

      almost 2 years ago Like

  6. RUN
    alright 5th Street Loop 6.46 mi 01:02 09:38 pace

    (010213 - 0344) (31 degrees, N@6(G12), H95, cloudy) Both legs were pretty stiff and a bit on the sore side this morning for some reason, so I just took it extra slow and easy. One of those runs whe... read more

    • Dan S.
      Dan S.

      And you got it done. That is the main thing. Consistency is so important. Great job Michael

      almost 2 years ago Like

    • Gail N.
      Gail N.

      Sorry for the soreness, but it was nice you could check out and tune in to your thoughts instead.

      almost 2 years ago Like

  7. RUN
    great Neighborhood 8.13 mi 01:14 09:08 pace

    (010113 - 1325) (37 degrees, N@6(G18), H93, cloudy) A nice, gliding along run to start off the new year. Ran in the daylight (what a concept ;-) with some music (which I don't normally do) and... read more

    • Dan S.
      Dan S.

      Nice running today Michael. Great distance and pace.

      almost 2 years ago Like

    • Gail N.
      Gail N.

      Sounds like a pleasant start to your new year, Michael!

      almost 2 years ago Like

  8. RUN
    good Neighborhood 4.17 mi 00:39 09:27 pace

    (123112 - 0353) (39 degrees, SE@7(G14), H92, light rain) It's been a while since I've done an entire run in a rain, although this was a really light one. Oddly enough, a not wholly unplea... read more

    • Gail N.
      Gail N.

      Great rain run, Michael! I really don't mind running in the rain much either, just not on a marathon. :-) PS. It has been a super year for you!!

      almost 2 years ago Like

    • Dan S.
      Dan S.

      I seemed to have missed the rain this morning but it was damp. Great running today Michael

      almost 2 years ago Like

    • John T.
      John T.

      Nice rainy run. A little cold at 39F for too much pleasure!

      almost 2 years ago Like

  9. RUN
    great Neighborhood 6.31 mi 00:59 09:18 pace

    (123012 - 0920) (39 degrees, SE@9(G14), H60, clear) Took it a bit easier today, and even I though my left shin area was a bit sore before the run, taking it easy not only didn't aggravate it, ... read more

    • Gail N.
      Gail N.

      It's so wonderful when a workout comes along that feels like that!

      almost 2 years ago Like

  10. RUN
    good Neighborhood 9.08 mi 01:21 08:53 pace

    (122912 - 1132) (37 degrees, NW@5(G16), H58, clear) The pace was a bit quicker on this one...I've noticed that when I'm chilled at first (unless things are stiff or hurting), that my pace... read more

  11. RUN
    good Neighborhood 4.17 mi 00:40 09:32 pace

    (122812 - 0754) (34 degrees, N@6(G15), H100, cloudy) Step back day, and pretty much nailed the target pace. A couple of really solid night's sleep behind me, and things are starting to feel mo... read more

    • Gail N.
      Gail N.

      Sleep definitely makes a difference. Glad you're feeling good and are still on your streak!

      almost 2 years ago Like

    • Bill F.
      Bill F.

      good job, buddy! :>)

      almost 2 years ago Like

  12. RUN
    alright Neighborhood 6.16 mi 00:56 09:03 pace

    (122712 - 1233) (35 degrees, E@5(G12), H99, cloudy) Still a bit on the stiff and sore side. The ice is gone from the roads, still just a bit cool. I got warm on this one though for some reason, and... read more

    • Bill F.
      Bill F.

      another good one, Michael!

      almost 2 years ago Like

    • Gail N.
      Gail N.

      Great run in not-so-great weather! I tend to get warm too, even when it's chilly.

      almost 2 years ago Like

    • John T.
      John T. Nice Job
      Nice Job:

      I don't think I would get warm running at 35°F! Glad the ice has left for now.

      almost 2 years ago

  13. RUN
    alright Neighborhood 8.14 mi 01:14 09:08 pace

    (122612 - 1309) (26 degrees, NW@8(G28), H84, clear) Kind of a "blah" run. A bit on the sore side in the legs and back (who knows why?), and since there were some ice patches, I had to sor... read more

  14. RUN
    good Neighborhood 4.25 mi 00:40 09:31 pace

    (122512 - 0443) (43 degrees, N@11(G25), H99, cloudy) Easy and short step-back day. Skipped the normal stretching to try to get the run in-between rain clouds, and it worked (almost). I was literall... read more

    • Gary B.
      Gary B.

      Merry Christmas Michael.

      almost 2 years ago Like

    • Trent L.
      Trent L.

      Merry Christmas! Stretching is not necessary on Christmas Day.

      almost 2 years ago Like

    • Bill F.
      Bill F.

      Merry Christmas, Michael....all the best to you and your family!

      almost 2 years ago Like

  15. RUN
    good 5th Street Loop 6.42 mi 01:00 09:21 pace

    (122412 - 0429) (34 degrees, NNE@5(G20), H71, clear) Back to the cooler weather, and felt good this morning. A little ache in the lower left leg, and still some soreness in the right thigh muscle. ... read more

  16. RUN
    great Sachse HS Loop 8.22 mi 01:15 09:08 pace

    (122312 - 0417) (53 degrees, S@3(G12), H86, clear) And today, it is warm again...these 20 degree swings are just downright weird. First 8+ miler since the marathon, and all seems to be well. Need t... read more

  17. RUN
    great Neighborhood 4.13 mi 00:39 09:25 pace

    (122212 - 0506) (35 degrees, SW@3(G11), H56, clear) Step back day...just a smooth, easy run :-) {Day 65}

  18. RUN
    great 5th Street Loop 6.2 mi 00:58 09:17 pace

    (122112 - 0404) (32 degrees, SW@2(G5), H55, clear) MUCH nicer without the wind from yesterday. Just a nice, flowing run this morning. {Day 64}

    • Trent L.
      Trent L.

      I think we can all agree that wind blows.

      almost 2 years ago Like

    • John T.
      John T.

      Nice run. Cold is very tolerable without that wind. It seems in the south if it's cold there is also wind.

      almost 2 years ago Like

  19. RUN
    great Neighborhood 6.77 mi 01:03 09:18 pace

    (122012 - 0413) (39 degrees, W@10(G40), H61, clear) Wow...what a temperature change. The 40 mph wind gusts combined with that temperature made it pretty cool out. Thought I may have over-dressed fo... read more

    • Gail N.
      Gail N.

      Great run, and I see you've upped the mileage now! Yep, I was definitely under-dressed today. That wind makes a big difference!

      almost 2 years ago Like

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    • Julia H.
      Julia H.

      boooo on crazy wind!!! way to push through for some awesome miles!

      almost 2 years ago Like

    • John T.
      John T. Nice Job
      Nice Job:

      Brrrr. Nice determination bundling up and going for it!

      almost 2 years ago

  20. RUN
    great Neighborhood 4.12 mi 00:38 09:11 pace

    (121912 - 0342) (63 degrees, SW@7(G25), H89, clear) Just a gentle four miler to start out the day. The stiffness and soreness is subsiding, and although this was a bit faster than anticipated, it n... read more