Monday, October 15, 2018
I spent much of today in Conroe and The Woodlands for appointments and errands. After working out at Iron Works this evening, I went to the track and ran 1.3 miles on the roads from there. It was raining and about 50 degrees. What a contrast from the heat and humidity at my 10-miler yesterday.
Sunday, October 14, 2018
I made the early morning drive down to Cypress (northwest of Houston) to run the Texas 10 Series 10-Miler at 7 a.m. Hot and humid, although not as bad as the last couple weekends. I finished in 1:31:43 and was 2 of 2 in the 70 and over age group. It was my 52nd race this year.
Saturday, October 13, 2018
I ran the Bulldog Dash 5K in Iola (about 40 minutes from Huntsville). I ran it once before, several years ago. There were about 40 runners total and my age group was 18 and over. The temperature was in the 70's, so much better than the heat and humidity of the last few races. I finished in 38:48. My GPS showed the course to be 3.01 miles. Even still, it was one of my better 5K times lately..
Friday, October 12, 2018
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Four of us showed up at the park this evening. I thought we were okay with the weather and decided to do 3 miles on the roads, while Jacob, Sara and Glen were running trails. I got one mile down the road and it started raining and lightning. Since the lightning was getting closer, I opted to head back in. I made it back safely after 2 miles on the road, soaking wet. The rain and lightning then got worse and the others finally got back in a very heavy rain storm. Later, I found that there was a tornado warning for the area. Anyway, my running streak reached 3,278 days today.
Monday, October 8, 2018
Sunday, October 7, 2018
I drove down to the Clear Lake part of Houston early this morning to run the Space City 10-Miler. This was my first time running this race. It had rained in the area before the race, so the humidity was very high. The temperature was in the 80's. The course was one big loop on the streets and all flat. I expected a big improvement over my time in Huntsville last Sunday, 2:32:35. I ran the first half in 1:12:01, but the heat, humidity and sun got to me. I finished in 2:32:38, 3 seconds slower than last Sunday. I was 6th of 6 in the 75 and over age group. In any case, it was my 50th race this year.
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
After the tough 10-mile race yesterday, I was mentally tired today. I worked out at Iron Works this afternoon and then headed for the park for a trail run. Traffic was all backed up on I-45 and the service road. I was on the service road and managed to make a U-turn and head back into town. So, instead of trails, I ran 1.3 miles on Veterans Memorial Parkway
Sunday, September 30, 2018
I ran the Texas 10 Series 10-miler in Huntsville this morning. The temperature was around 70, but the humidity was high. My socks and shoes were completely soaked in sweat. The course was two 5-mile loops, mostly around the campus. The hills were the worst possible in Huntsville. I was tempted to walk some of the hills, but I ran the entire distance, although slow. The results have not been posted, but my time was about 1:31:00, my personal worst for a Texas 10 Series race. I was 3rd of 3 in the 70 and over age group.