Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Mid-afternoon run

The temperature was about 85 at mid-afternoon, relatively cool.  So, I went out to the park and ran 4 miles on the trails.  After a shower, I went to Iron Works for a workout.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

70's this evening

The temperature was in the 70's this evening.  Very comfortable for running after so much heat.  I ran 2.5 miles on the trails at the park.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Back to the park

After Iron Works this evening, I went to the park and ran 2 miles on the roads.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Texas 10 Series Huntsville

I ran the Texas 10 Series 10 miler in Huntsville this morning.  An earlier forecast predicted rain.  No rain, but it was very humid.  I did not expect a good time with the hilly course and I was not disappointed.  I finished in 2:23:01, my slowest of 21 Texas 10 Series races.  I was 4th of 4 in the 70 and over age group.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Run the Woodlands 5K

I ran the Run the Woodlands 5K in The Woodlands this morning.  I finished in 37:53.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Friday laps

Since it is Friday and I have two races this weekend, I ran laps at the track this morning.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Club meeting

We had a running club meeting at 6 this evening, so I worked out at Iron Works and went to the park earlier this afternoon.  I ran 2.5 miles on the trails.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Later run

I went out to the park about an hour later than usual this evening.  It was in the 80's and relatively cool.  I ran 3 miles on the park roads and felt much more comfortable.  Two races coming up this weekend, 5K on Saturday and 10 miles on Sunday (maybe both in the rain).

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Same 3

There was a little rain at the park this afternoon, so the temperature was down into the 80's.  Instead of trails, I ran the same 3-mile course on the park roads that I ran yesterday.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Still hot

It was in the 90's this afternoon, with a heat index of 105.  I went out to the park early with the intention of running 5 miles on the park roads.  I cut it to 3 miles.  Sure hope it cools off before the long races for the season start this weekend.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Back to the park

I took a break from football this afternoon and ran 2.5 miles on the trails at the park.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Woodforest Charity 10K and Buffalo Bayou Brewery Run

I ran the Woodforest Charity 10K in Conroe this morning.  The course was relatively flat and through various neighborhoods in Conroe.  I finished in 1:21:08 and won first in the 70 and over age group.  This was 21 seconds faster than my 10K time in New Braunfels last week.  It was hot and humid and I had to take on a lot of water during and after the race.  It was well-organized and I got to visit with a lot of good friends.  Then, I drove on down to Houston to run the 11:20 a.m.,Buffalo Bayou Brewery Run with my, niece Amie, who lives in Houston.  I stayed with her and we finished the 3.6-mile course in 52:30.  By then, it was really hot and humid.  We cooled off with a brew and then had lunch together.  This was my 900th race.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Thursday and Friday

Due to a computer issue, I was not able to blog last night.  However, I ran 2,5 miles on the trails at the park and ran laps at the track today.  10K race tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Mid-afternoon trail run

I went out the park at 3 this afternoon and ran 4 miles on the trails.  Nice run until I tripped on a root and took a hard fall in the dirt in the last mile when I was good and sweaty.  I skinned up my left knee in the normal place.  I should just put on band aid on that spot before I run trails.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Regular Tuesday trail run

Regular Tuesday.  Ran 2.5 miles on the trails at the park.  This was my 2,522nd consecutive day of running.  October 18 will be 7 years.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Park roads

After Iron Works this evening, I went out to the park and at the last second, decided to run on the park roads.  Ran 2 miles.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Easy park run

I went out to the park this afternoon and ran an easy 2.5 miles on the trails.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Gruene 10K

I drove over to New Braunfels yesterday afternoon to run the Gruene 10K this morning.  This was the 6th straight year I have run this race, so I suppose that it is now one of my streak races.  It was unusually humid for that part of the state and I was drenched in sweat when I finished.  My finish time was 1:21:29, a whopping two seconds faster than last year.  I was first place in the 75-79 age group (yes, I was the only one).  After the race, I went back to the hotel for a shower and then to lunch with my wife.  Then, I took a nap in the truck while she was at the Farmers Market and then another nap while she was in the health food store.  On the way back to Huntsville, I got in a third nap while she shopped at the Antique Rose Emporium in the town of Independence.  We finally got home about 5 p.m.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Laps - 10K tomorrow

With a 10K tomorrow, I went to the track this morning and ran laps.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Signed up for 14 Half Marathons

I have signed up for 14 half marathons for this season and will probably add 2 or 3 more.  My goal is to complete 101 half marathons to honor those who have served with my Vietnam unit, the 101st Airborne Division. So far, I have completed 73 half marathons and hope to reach my goal next year at age 76.   I completed my 101st  marathon at age 72 in 2014.
    In the meantime, I ran 3.5 miles on the trails at Huntsville State Park this evening.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Early run

I had to go down to The Woodlands this evening to have dinner with my son, so I worked out at Iron Works and ran trails earlier than usual.  While at Iron Works, I ran into my old friend and follower of this blog, Marvin Dittfurth.  We had a nice visit.  Good luck on your Tri this weekend in Tyler, Marvin.  I ran 3 miles and never saw any other person, just one snake and one rabbit.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Good to get back on the trails

After nearly a week of running on hard surfaces, it was good to get back on the trails at the park this evening.  I ran 2.5 miles.  I suppose it rained at the park yesterday.  The trails were wet, but not muddy.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Labor Day 5K

I ran our club's annual Labor Day 5K this morning in the Spring Lake Sub-division. I finished in 40:24, which made it one of my slowest 5K's ever.  The course is very hilly and I was probably a little tired after so much travel over the weekend and two 5K's yesterday.  We had a nice crowd of 62 runners.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Kolache 5K and Sunday Night 5K

Thursday afternoon, I drove up to Arlington (between Dallas and Fort Worth) for the Cowboy-Texan football game.  After the game, I drove to Wylie (northeast of Dallas) and got there about midnight.  I visited family on Friday and Saturday and got in runs on a trail at a park in Plano.  I left Wylie at 5 this morning and drove 2 hours down to West (north of Waco) to run the 40th annual Kolache 5K at Westfest.  I finished 4th of 7 in the 70 and over age group, with a time of 37:59.  After the race, I attended a polka Mass in an open arena in the middle of the festival and then drove 2 hours+ back to Huntsville.  After a good nap, I drove down to The Woodlands to run the Sunday Night 5K.  I finished in 37:54.

Thursday, September 1, 2016


Busy day.  I went to the track and ran laps this morning.  Running streak day 2,510.