Friday, February 28, 2014
My allegery and sinus congestion woes continue. Now it's a headache. I drove down to The Woodlands this afternoon to pick up my packet for Half Marathon tomorrow morning. Nice to visit with some friends. I ran laps at the track when I got back. The race starts at 7 a.m., so I will be getting up early tomorrow. The forecast is for 65 degrees at the start, with 100% humidity and 10% chance of rain during the race. Maybe the humidity will clean out my sinuses.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
I did not mention it yesterday, but I pulled a hamstring in my left leg while running laps at the track. Am not sure what happened. It was surely not from going too fast. I think it was more of a pull than a tear. I put heat on it today. My allergies from the last few days turned into a sinus infection. I went to the doctor this afternoon and got antibiotics and a couple other things to take. So, I have been in bed most of the day. I really did not want to run this evening. It was in the high 30's and I sure did not feel like running. However, when you streak, you run, if possible. I drove over to the track and ran a 1.3-mile course on the roads from there. The hamstring felt like a knot for a while, but after that it was okay. I put heat on it when I got home. My focus now is being ready for The Woodlands Half Marathon on Saturday. It is suppose to be much warmer by then; high of 75.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
I woke up coughing and sneezing and with sinus congestion and sore throat. I took some over-the-counter pills and napped on the couch much of the day. This evening, I worked out at Iron Works and ran an unplanned course around town. It turned out to be 2.2 miles, according to my new GPS.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Our club had it's annual Sweetheart 5K this afternoon at 2 p.m. on the SHSU campus. Itt was 78 degrees and my allergies were killing me, not to mention that the course is very hilly. I finished in 38:14. We used a new course and someone turned one of the signs around and stole another. I knew the course, but many got lost. Based on the finish times, no one was too far off and nobody seemed to be upset.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
I went down to The Woodlands for the Run the Woodlands 5K this morning. Nice cool and dry weather. I finished in 36:53. Afterwards, I went to Luke's Locker and bought my first GPS running watch. Now, I have to figure out how to operate it. That's not easy for us in the 70 and over age group.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
I went out to the state park this afternoon with an engineer wheel to measure some trail sections. Starting next September or October, the whole south perimeter road all the way to the dam will be closed for resurfacing for about 9 months. It will mess up all the races held at the park every year. I am trying to come up with a new course for the Love.Run.Marathon. I think it can be done. After walking several miles with the engineer wheel, I put it in the truck and then ran for 2 miles on the trails. Later this evening, I drove down to Houston to attend a Team RWB dinner. Terrible rain and traffic going down; took over 2 hours to get there. Then, the normal 1 hour and 10 minutes coming back.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
I felt normal today. On behalf of our running club, I had a meeting at the hospital this afternoon to talk about a new course that starts and finishes there. Looks like it is going to work out. I met up with the group at the park this evening and ran 3 miles on the park roads. After that, I went to Iron Works for a workout.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Except for a sinus infection every two years, I do not normally get sick. I must have some stomach virus. I stayed in bed much of today. I did go out to the park this afternoon to run trails. I figured that if I was going to get sick that the trails was the place to be. I ended up running 2.5 miles and then felt much better. So much so that I went to the SHSU - Northern Colorado baseball game. Sam won.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014
Thanks to Jennifer for bringing up my race packet to the park today and saving me a trip to packet pickup in The Woodlands. Bib 101 is ready to go tomorrow. It was 75 degrees this afternoon and I ran laps at the track. Thank goodness, it will be a little cooler for the marathon tomorrow.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
My 101st and last marathon is on Saturday. I met up with the group at the park this evening. I ran 2 miles on the park roads, while they ran trails. Worked out at Iron Works and went to see Lone Survivor tonight. I probably average one movie every two years, so it was a rare occasion.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
This morning, I went out to the park and met with up with Jennifer, the race director for this Saturday's Love.Run.Marathon at Huntsville State Park. We walked part of the course and remeasured part of it due to the construction of a new bridge on the trail. We ended up walking close to 6 miles. Later this afternoon, Christine drove over from College Station and we ran 6.6 miles on the trails. Nice run with no rain and no freezing cold.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Jacob and I were the only ones at the park this evening. The temperature was in the low 30's, with a light rain. I ran 2 miles on the park roads, while Jacob ran 3 miles on the trails. He reported that while on the trail along the lake, he came across two otters mating. They got mad when he stopped. I have known only one other runner to ever see an otter at the park, so Jacob was lucky.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Saturday, February 8, 2014
I drove down to The Woodlands this morning and ran the Run The Woodlands 5K. Finished in 36:00. I spent the afternoon working at an aid station at Huntsville State Park for the Rocky Raccoon 50-Miler. Running 50 miles looks easy from an aid station perspective.
Friday, February 7, 2014
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Monday, February 3, 2014
Sunday, February 2, 2014
I got up at 5 a.m. this morning and drove to College Station for the Texas 10 Series College Station 10-Mile Race. The race started at 7:30. It was raining, cold (42) and very strong winds. The temperature dropped to 38 during the race. It was a double loop course. I finished the first loop in 1:02:26 and the second loop in 1:03:58, for a total of 2:06:06. The weather was terrible, but I felt strong the entire race. I was first in my age group (yes, I was the only one). That win gives me a free entry into the same race next year. Thanks to my trail running buddies from College Station, Christine and Shelby, for being at the finish line. I drove back to Huntsville, took a shower and a nap and then drove down to The Woodlands to run the Sunday Night 5K. I finished in 37:55, a little slower than normal. So, today I ran a half marathon - 10 miles + 3.1.