Saturday, September 23, 2017

Woodforest Charity 5K

I ran the Woodforest Charity 5K in Conroe this morning.  Warm and humid, but a very flat course through downtown Conroe and some neighborhoods.  I finished in 40:29 and was 3rd of 4 in the 70 and over age group.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Friday laps

I went to the track this morning and ran laps.  Resting up for the weekend.

Thursday, September 21, 2017


With a 5K on Saturday and 10-miler on Sunday, I decided to taper a bit.  I met up with the group at the park this evening and ran 2 miles on the park roads.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Veterans Memorial Parkway Run

After Iron Works this evening, I ran 5 miles on the sidewalk along hilly Veterans Memorial Parkway.  Rather warm, low 90's with a heat index of over 100.  Two races coming up this weekend, 5K on Saturday and a 10-miler on Sunday.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

First group run at the park since the hurricane

Our group met at the park this evening for the first time since the hurricane.  There are still only a few trails open.  I ran 2.6 miles.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Park roads

It rained off and on today.  First rain since Hurricane Harvey.  After Iron Works this evening, I went to the park to run trails.  After getting there, I decided to run park roads.  Ran 3 miles.  The only car that passed me was a park police officer.  I thought he would give me a speeding ticket, but no such luck.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Running of the Bulls 5K

I ran the Running of the Bulls 5K at NRG Stadium in Houston this morning.  Hot and humid.  I finished in 42:27, which placed me 7 of 11 in the 70 and over age group.  This was my 980th race.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Back to the park

I went back to the park about noon today to run trails.  I have a 5K in the morning, so no long run today, anyway.  Instead of running trails, I just ran 2 miles on the park roads.  Running streak day 2,890.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Park is open again

Huntsville State Park reopened today, but most of the trails are still closed due to fallen tree and bridges.  I did go out there this afternoon and ran 2.6 miles on an open trail.  The trail is pretty rough, with new erosion and exposed roots and small branches on the trail.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Another avenues run

From the track, I ran 2 hilly miles in the avenues.  During the run, I got bit 3 times by horse flies.  Usually, that occurs at the park in the early summer.  What's going on?

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Loop around town

I checked earlier today and the state park is tentatively scheduled to reopen this Friday.  In the meantime, I ran a 5.4-mile loop on the streets around town this evening.  With the students in town, heavy traffic and so many streets under construction, not getting run over is a challenge.  This was running streak day 2,887.

Enjoying this cooler weather

This 80's temperature is great for running.  Not a drop of rain since the hurricane a couple weeks ago.  We seem to get too much or none.  I ran an unplanned route from the track this evening.  Across town and around the park on 7th street.  Relatively flat.  Turned out to be 2.6 miles.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Early run

I had to go to The Woodlands this evening for dinner with family, so I went to Iron Works and then out for a run earlier than normal.  I ran an unplanned route around town and the campus.  It turned out to be 2.1 miles.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

A couple miles around the campus

This afternoon, I ran 2 miles on the streets around the campus.  There does not seem to be much progress in the road construction.  But surely they will have it completed before our Huntsville Half Marathon on October 28.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Gruene Hall 10K

I ran laps at the track Friday morning and then drove over to New Braunels (north of San Antonio) to run my 7th straight Gruene Hall 10K this morning.  Clear and cool weather, around 70 degrees.  Very comfortable.  I finished in 1:26:13, about 5 minutes slower than my normal.  Because of the hip issue, I took it easy and I stopped once to remove a rock from my shoe.  I was relieved that I did not get sharp pains in the hip.  I was the only runner in the 75-79 age group, so I got first.

Thursday, September 7, 2017


I guess you can call it tapering.  With a 10K on Saturday, I ran 2 miles in the hilly avenues this evening.  My last 27 races have been 5K's, so the 10K will be a test for my sore hip.