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Damon logged 1535 miles.

Last workout 7 months ago. Help get them back on track!

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  1. RUN
    great Slaughter Creek Trail 5.2 mi 00:47 08:59 pace

    First time on the trail since the stress fracture. There's nothing like runnin' your favorite trail again for the first time.

    Life. Is. Good.

  2. RUN
    great El Dorado + La Fauna Loop 3.38 mi 00:28 08:25 pace

    Another awesome run (hills!) with the best running buddy a guy ever had.

    Weather: Chance Rain, 22c/71f, 68%RH

    Lap 1, 8:19 min/mi
    Lap 2, 8:41 min/mi
    Lap 3, 8:05 min/mi

  3. RUN
    great Quick El Dorado Out-and-Back 2.46 mi 00:21 08:22 pace

    Working out the stiffness from the flight home this morning. My favorite running buddy rode along on his bike and told me about everything I missed while I was away. I'm a lucky, lucky dad.

    W... read more

  4. RUN
    great Treadmill 3 mi 00:28 09:20 pace

    Traveling on business - treadmill at the hotel (Beaumont, Calif.). 3 miles, 2% incline, 28:02. Good times.

  5. RUN
    great El Dorado 2.46 mi 00:21 08:29 pace

    Perfect (continuing recovery) run after a wonderful weekend. Moved several piles of rocks, built a stone wall, and spread a 1/4 ton of mulch. Love it.

    Min./Max.: 61.1 'F; Humidity: 33.5%

  6. RUN
    great Recovery Run 3 1.79 mi 00:16 08:54 pace

    Excellent, if a little fast. My 15yo nephew (exactly 30 yrs and 1 day younger than me) likes to push the pace.

    • Damon B.
      Damon B.

      "Fast" because we stopped for about 2 mins to adjust his knee wrap (forgot to stop the watch), and did the run 60 secs, walk 30 secs bit. I'm pretty sure we were in the mid- to low-sevens during most of the running. Which isn't such a feat for only 1.7 mi., but I don't think it really qualifies as "recovery." (At least not for me.)

      9 months ago Like

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    • Brian A.

      Happy New Year, Counselor! Here's to a happy, healthy, and successful 2014!

      9 months ago Like

    • Darin P.
      Darin P.

      Great job Damon! Happy New Year!

      9 months ago Like1 person

  7. RUN
    great Recovery Run 2 1.78 mi 00:16 08:45 pace

    1.78 mi. Run 60 sec. / walk 30 sec.

    Weather: Overcast, 12c/53f, 70%RH

  8. RUN
    great Run Walk Recovery 1.78 mi 00:20 11:08 pace

    First run in a very, very long time. Stress fracture healed; cleared for recovery training. Run 30 sec., walk 60 sec. 1.75 mi. Felt like a million bucks. Can't wait to do it again.

    Temp: 5... read more

  9. VELO
    great Neighborhood ride 5 mi

    Easy ride in the hills with my family to test out the tibia. So far, so good. Nowhere near running yet. But I might be able to get a little (smooth surface*) cycling done in the meantime.

    *Impact... read more

    • Brian A.

      Great news about 'da comeback, Counselor! Keep on bein' smart about it.

      11 months ago Like

  10. "If one could run without getting tired, I don't think one would often want to do anything else." --C.S. Lewis

    • Greg M.
      Greg M.

      But if you didn't get tired, it wouldn't be a challenge. Sort of like playing a video game that's way too easy.
      Missing seeing your miles, Damon.

      12 months ago Like

  11. Shared Photo

    Yeah, they ain't the only ones... Be strong, friends.

  12. Shared Photo

    Stress. Fracture.

    As shown, left tibia, ~ 4 inches above the ankle. 8 - 10 weeks off (minimum). Full crutches; zero weight-bearing (at present).

    A new adventure in the slow lane.

  13. RUN
    tired Slogging 7.5 mi 01:07 08:57 pace

    Barely brought this one in under nine. (Credit the beetle juice.) I was bushed, walloped, spent. I'd mowed 1/2 acre in the morning and buried a drain tile in midday heat (102° F). We swam in ... read more

    • Greg M.
      Greg M.

      Now that is a full day! Way to push it that last mile. You were trucking!
      A long time ago, you and I were running together on a country road. We would sprint between poles, then jog, then walk. Do you remember this? We were in HS I think. Anyway, I did this yesterday. I love to sprint. I've certainly lost a step, but damn it feels great!

      about 1 year ago Like2 people

    • Damon B.
      Damon B.

      Damn straight.. There's nothing like an all-out hellfire sprint.

      about 1 year ago Like1 person

    • Brian A.

      Way to fight, DB!!!

      about 1 year ago Like1 person

    • Jeff M.
      Jeff M.

      Way to push it, Dude. I think I will push up the distance again soon. Amazing how much a DM friend pushes you to get better. Love it.

      about 1 year ago Like2 people

  14. RUN
    great Feelin' Groovy 7 mi 01:01 08:43 pace

    Seven miles, moderate hills. 90° F; 47.9% humidity. Last full mile split -- 8:00 even. Woot!

    Lap 1, 8:41 min/mi
    Lap 2, 9:11 min/mi
    Lap 3, 8:32 min/mi
    Lap 4, 8:49 min/mi
    Lap 5, 9:09 min/mi
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  15. RUN
    great Good Times 8 mi 01:12 08:58 pace

    Nice easy run this evening. Felt great from start to finish. The hills in miles 2 and 7 are only 1/4 mi each in length, but they're fairly steep -- about 5% grade. The first one isn't bad... read more

    • Jeff M.
      Jeff M.

      Way to go, brother. The hills on the course that Rainey ran for her meet on Saturday kicked her butt. They had to finish up a pretty tough hill. That's a "kick" buster, eh? And my new loop starts with a very slow uphill climb for the first 1/4 mile. It seems almost ridiculous, but when you try to get your breathing leveled out it is just a ball buster (for me). That 8:20 is movin'!

      about 1 year ago Like2 people

    • Brian A.

      I'm DB and I'm awesome!

      about 1 year ago Like1 person

  16. RUN
    great Hottie 7.18 mi 01:04 08:54 pace

    Felt a little warmer today than I expected. Maybe the humidity. 93° F, 42% RH. Not bad, but I would've worn the ice bandana if I'd been thinking on the way out. Happy Weekend, everyone!
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    • Greg M.
      Greg M.

      Hottie indeed! From MN to TX... from one extreme to another. I would certainly choose the ice bandana over the ski mask and head lamp!

      Nice miles!

      about 1 year ago Like1 person

    • Brent P.

      Nice work Damon! Hot here in the Cities too

      about 1 year ago Like1 person

    • Jeff M.
      Jeff M.

      The ice banana discussions will never get old for me. Great run, dude.

      about 1 year ago Like1 person

  17. RUN
    great Escarpment Blvd O/B 6 mi 00:53 08:46 pace

    Humidity was up a bit, so felt warmer than it really was. Grateful to be able to get out and put in a few miles. Happy Wednesday, y'all.

    Temp: 87.8° F; Humidity: 52.3%

    Lap 1, 8:32 min/mi... read more

  18. Shared Photo

    "Why do you have to run so much?"

    A beautiful letter to his daughters about running, love, and life -- from Leon Lutz.

  19. RUN
    great Smooth Seven 7 mi 01:02 08:52 pace

    Beautiful evening. Nearly full moon out there, big and bright. Easy push for sub-9. Happy Monday, friends.

    Lap 1, 8:35 min/mi
    Lap 2, 9:13 min/mi
    Lap 3, 8:33 min/mi
    Lap 4, 8:44 min/mi
    Lap 5, ... read more

  20. Shared Photo

    Today's even effort. Pace (blue bars) against elevation change (brown lines). Worked on pushing the downhills a bit.