Thursday, October 20, 2016
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Today marked 7 years on my current streak. I have been fortunate to stay healthy and have the support of my friends and family. I plan to continue streaking for as long as I can. If I have to break it for anything short of death, I'll start over again as soon as I can. Nothing special today. I put on a new pair of running shoes and ran 2 miles on the park roads this evening. Looking forward to running my 75th half marathon at age 75 this Saturday in Huntsville. The temperature is suppose to be in the 50's, such a contrast to the half in College Station on Sunday.
Monday, October 17, 2016
My toes are so sore from running the half marathon in sweat-soaked socks. Otherwise, I feel fine. I worked out at Iron Works this evening. Last week, they closed the small one that I have always gone to, so I went to the big one. All the machines are different, so I will have to adjust my routine. Next month, they are opening a new one and then close the location that I went to today. Maybe they will move the machines that I am familiar with to the new location. After my workout, I went to the park and ran 2 miles on the trails, with my sore toes.
Sunday, October 16, 2016
I went back to College Station this morning to run the Octoberfest Half Marathon. The race started in the dark at 7 a.m. The weather forecast for 7 a.m. called for 99% humidity and 100% by 8 a.m. I suppose the forecast was correct. The temperature was in the 80's, so it was a challenge to stay hydrated during the race. The start line was outside of Kyle Field and the finish line was inside the stadium. I ran slow, but never walked a step and finished in 3:05:35. I was second place of 2 in the 70 and over age group. This was my 74th half marathon, working toward a goal of 101.
Saturday, October 15, 2016
I ran the CapRock ER 5K in College Station this morning. I thought I was running faster, but ended up finishing in 38:17. There were 4 in the 70 and over age group and I got second. The first place in every age group was awarded with a Garmin watch. For 2nd place, I received a $50 gift card for the local running store (3rd place received a $25 gift card). By the way, the overall male and female winners received a laptop. Nice finisher medals for everyone. Not bad for a $20 entry fee.
Friday, October 14, 2016
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
I had my annual physical last week and they called me today with the results. Everything looked good. Guess my streak can continue for at least another year. After Iron Works, I went out to the park and ran a short loop on the new trails that go outside the park. I am not sure what the distance was, but it was something over 2 miles.
Sunday, October 9, 2016
I drove down to Cypress (northwest of Houston) to run the Texas 10 Series 10-miler. I met up with my niece, Amie, who lives in Houston. She ran the 5-mile race. Nice weather in the low 60's. The 10-mile course was 2 loops on a 5-mile course. Flat, but all concrete. I finished in 2:10:31, about 13 minutes faster than the Texas 10 Series Huntsville a couple weeks ago on a hilly course with very high humidity. I was 3 of 3 in the 70 and over age group. It was nice today not being soaked from head to foot in sweat at the finish line. I had a negative split today. My second loop was 4 seconds faster than the first.