Monday, October 15, 2018

Cold and rainy

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

Texas 10 Series Cypress

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

Bulldog Dash 5K

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


With two races this weekend, I ran laps at the track this morning.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Sunny for a change

Sunny today for a change.  I met up with the group at the park this evening and ran 2.5 miles on the trails.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

No rain today

For a change, there was not rain today and it was relatively cool.  After Iron Works this evening, I went to the park and ran 3 miles on the park roads.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Caught in the storm

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

Lots of rain today

I managed to get in a 2-mile road run at the state park in between rain storms this evening.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Space City 10-Miler

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

Friday and Saturday

With a 10-mile race on Sunday, I ran 2 miles on the roads at the park on Friday and laps at the track on Saturday.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Regular Thursday

After Iron Works, I met up with the group at the park and ran 2.5 miles on the trails.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Park roads

Instead of trails, this evening I ran 3 miles on the roads at the state park.  Hardly any traffic.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Back to the park

I worked out at Iron Works and then ran 2.5 miles on the trails at the park.  There was a passing thunderstorm in the area, but it missed the park.

Mentally tired

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

Texas 10 Series Huntsville

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.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Short Saturday run

With a 10-mile race tomorrow, I ran a 1.3-mile loop from the track this morning.