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4418 total / 351 in 2016
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Get up over 40 mpw and begin real training before fall!

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  1. RUN
    good Round Lake 00:45

    No way to use GPS, too much forest. So I set it on timer and just ran a rough trail, hilly 45 mins. That was nice.

  2. RUN
    blah Feeling Sorry for Myself 4.04 mi 00:35 08:41 pace

    Shit happens, we deal with it.

  3. RUN
    alright Salmon Creek Trail 4 mi 00:36 08:54 pace

    So my running is going to suffer a lot doing Crossfit. First, because the intensity makes cardio work very hard even on days off, and second because I'm just not running as much. But over all ... read more

    • Darren C.
      Darren C.

      :( Nice job getting it done though

      11 days ago Like

    • Gimp
      Gimp

      Seems as if the goal is to be fit and healthy, you are succeeding. Hope that you are enjoying the crossfit torture, as well as the running... even if it does occasionally suck!

      10 days ago Like1 person

  4. FIT
    good A little better

    These workouts are all hard but today played a bit more toward one of my strengths (relatively): running! The hardest elements for me are the overhead lifting. My shoulders do not allow my arms to ... read more

    • Gimp
      Gimp

      Great to be trying new challenges! Keep after them and the small victories will come.

      10 days ago Like1 person

  5. FIT
    good Crossfit Intensity

    I like the intensity of these workouts. I am quite aware of the limitations and potential drawbacks of Crossfit, having been critical of them myself. However, there is some good stuff in the progra... read more

  6. RUN
    good Might be a Mistake... 4.01 mi 00:37 09:07 pace

    90 degrees and it felt like it. I looked at tonight's workout and I saw that it will be heavy squats followed by running intervals (10 x 300m with 100m jog). I kinda figured I'd just run ... read more

    • Aric K.
      Aric K.

      I got to the gym and learned that Friday's class is 5:30 not 5PM like the rest of the week. That was not going to work with my schedule so I ended up ditching.

      18 days ago Like

    • Gimp
      Gimp

      seems like a blessing after your earlier workout!

      17 days ago Like

  7. RUN
    good Summer Shower 4.02 mi 00:34 08:24 pace

    Deconditioning happens fast! This is my first run in almost exactly a month. I decided to keep it short. Actually felt really good except that I quickly developed a painful blister on the arch of m... read more

    • Aric K.
      Aric K.

      And of course I didn't check the Crossfit workout this morning. I'm very new to CF. Turns out part of the workout was 1 mile run for time followed by several other exercises. Of all the days to have a 1 mile timed run!

      23 days ago Like

    • Gimp
      Gimp

      Sounds promising in regarding to lack of pain except for blister! Hopefully whatever issue side railed you is long gone.

      21 days ago Like1 person

  8. I've executed part of my new plan. I trained with the Xfit people 4 days this week. Pretty sore from working parts I'm not used to but that was expected. Next week I think I'll add s... read more

  9. Just when I start making any progress the signs of injury appear. So I've taken a couple weeks off and today I'm trying some new things. I'm going to start attending a Crossfit class... read more

    • Gimp
      Gimp

      Sorry to hear about the signs of injury. This sounds like a great plan to stay fit and work on running more down the line. I have been sidelined too. Trying some different shoes and cut back my "mileage" (which was minimal to begin with!). Good luck with the new training!

      about 1 month ago Like1 person

    • Aric K.
      Aric K.

      Ah man, I was hoping you'd still be at it currently. Anyway I did workout with the Crossfit group yesterday. I've still got a bit of back strain from some bad lifting I did a couple months ago so that's going to slow me down. But overall this should be a good move for me.

      about 1 month ago Like

    • Gimp
      Gimp

      Temporary set back. I'm stubborn, or stupid, or both, but I am going to run. Keep getting stronger and keep at it Aric!

      about 1 month ago Like1 person

    • Aric K.
      Aric K.

      You definitely have more determination than I do! I think I will still put in 18-24 miles per week even with the Crossfit. The Xfit is very intense but I think it'll peak out rather quickly because they don't do any kind of real organized training with specificity. Just lots of action and intensity.

      about 1 month ago Like

  10. RUN
    alright Uncertainty 6 mi 00:51 08:29 pace

    Noticed some physical symptoms that might be troubling during the past week. I'm going to see if I can change something to avoid injury.

  11. RUN
    good Got it Done 7.9 mi 01:10 08:54 pace

    Angela had a date at Powell's Books this morning so I ran from there. I kept an eye out for Gimp 's elliptigo just in case but didn't cross paths. All in all this was fine. The viru... read more

    • Gimp
      Gimp

      Sorry you are under the weather, but glad you got your run in with a smiley face! Hope you kick the virus soon!

      about 1 month ago Like1 person

    • Aric K.
      Aric K.

      Feeling fine this week, thanks :)

      about 1 month ago Like

  12. RUN
    alright Precipice 6 mi 00:53 08:53 pace

    I can feel I'm right on the verge of getting a cold. I'm hoping it goes away or at least is only very mild. I ran this very easy hoping not to burden my immune system, plus I want to run ... read more

  13. Any locals are welcome to join me on Saturday morning. I'll be running Springwater Corridor for 8 miles, about 9AM.

    • Gimp
      Gimp

      where are you starting? i might come by on elliptigo to say hi!

      about 1 month ago Like1 person

    • Aric K.
      Aric K.

      I haven't decided where to start. Angela is meeting a friend at Powell's so I was going to start somewhere between there and the waterfront.

      about 1 month ago Like

  14. RUN
    good Acclimating 6 mi 00:48 08:02 pace

    This year I'm just not as good in the heat as I usually am :/ But this is the best showing I have had at mid 70s full sun. Whew.

  15. RUN
    good Independence Day 6 mi 00:49 08:10 pace

    Ideal conditions today. I went out a bit earlier than my usual lunch time frame because I'm at home. Felt solid from the start, and legs were really strong. Didn't go all out, but went mu... read more

    • Gimp
      Gimp

      Success! Nice splits!

      about 1 month ago Like

  16. RUN
    good 4 Days 6 mi 00:54 09:03 pace

    Easy effort to finish the week. Ran with the group for most of it. Last 1/2 mile is slightly up hill, and I laid into it for a fast finish (I think I did that half mile in about 3:30).

  17. RUN
    good Friday Fun 6.17 mi 00:53 08:33 pace

    I wanted to stay under control today so I will have enough energy to repeat tomorrow AM. Mission successful. Very nice conditions today- sunny, not too hot, fairly cool breeze.

  18. RUN
    good Wednesday 6 mi 00:50 08:21 pace

    Pretty good conditions over all. I stayed at a moderate/light effort and then threw in some strides at the end. Will repeat on Friday then try to put in a solid longer run on Saturday. I hope.

    • Gimp
      Gimp

      Nice. Keeping fingers crossed for you.

      2 months ago Like

  19. RUN
    good Too Warm 6.02 mi 00:53 08:52 pace

    Let's just stipulate for the record that a dinner exclusively of baked beans followed by a late night snack of popcorn is perhaps too much fiber for one man to consume. A bathroom break was re... read more

  20. RUN
    good Coolness 6 mi 00:48 07:56 pace

    Cooler temps and no direct sun today. Just a hair faster than my 2016 best from a couple weeks ago. I decided during the first mile to do mile pick ups. So the splits were 8:28, 7:29, 8:27, 7:26, ... read more

    • Gimp
      Gimp

      That is impressive! Congratulations!!!! That is way better than "OK".

      2 months ago Like1 person