Time to run

Monday, October 26, 2015

MyHowl: Oct 25 - 31

Monday
It was Margaux's 1st birthday yesterday. A great party enjoyed by many! I took yet another rest day; still I am running better than I have - consistently - since my accident.
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Training this week: Run 41.53 mi -  Bike 0 (3 rest days)

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Sat Run 10.53 mi - 1L20:09 - 7:36 pace - 149 avg hr - 365' elevatio gain
Good run - pre Halloween
Fri Run - 10.3 mi - 1:19:36 - 7:43 pace - 142 avg hr - 431' elevation gain 
I almost blue this off but I got it in late.
Thur Run - 10.52 mi - 1;16;59 - 7:19 pace - 152 avg hr - 360' elevation gain.
Good run today on 2 days rest. 35:10 first 5 miles
Wed Rest - house shopping
Tues Rest - house shopping
Mon Run - 10.18 mi - 10:18:04 - 7.22 pace - 144 avg hr - 8' elevation gain.
Denver in a new location... ran on the track so I wouldn't get lost.
Tues Rest
Margaux's birthday 1st birthday party

Last week: run 62.46 mi - bike 0 (0 rest days) 

last month run 154.26 mi (12 rest days)

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run this year: 2,457.49 mi

bike this year: 207.95 mi         

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run last yr: 2,670.88 mi
bike last yr: 3614.17

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Sunday, October 18, 2015

My Howl: Oct 18 - 24

Friday
Please take a minute to view this video. Yes, to be sure - Benghazi is a political witch-hunt, but Hillary Clinton is still not the candidate of the people. Clearly, the only choice is #berniesanders


Sunday
As a new week begins, I am reflective and grateful that my continued hard work is beginning to pay off. Although the accident in which I suffered a traumatic brain injury is now about 6 years past; relative to TBI - it has been barely a sliver of time. Still, as I assess my progress, I am proud; thrilled that my physical improvement (running as a measure), has slowly improved to the point that I am beginning to see some pre-injury speed return. Sure, I am 50 years old now and it is unlikely that I have the same athletic ability; yet I am stubborn, relentless and aspire to be better
. Day after day, mile after mile, including bumps, stumbles and crashes (in every regard), I move forward, I battle, I win. 

And then there is Bernie Sanders:


"I think many people have the mistaken impression that Congress regulates Wall Street. In truth that is not the case. The real truth is that Wall Street regulates the Congress." 
                                                                                             - Bernie Sanders
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Training this week: Run 62.46 - Bike 0 (1 rest days)

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Sat Run - 10.48 mi - 1:17:55 - 7:26 pace - 138 avg hr - 300' elevation gain.
Excellent effort - 1st 8 mi in 55:30 - it is nice to see the improvements continue

Fri Run - 11.18 mi - 1:24:50 - 7:35 pace - 144 avg hr - 823' elevation gain
Good strong run 
Thur Rest
Wed Run - 10.22 mi - 1:16:06 - 7:26 pace - 143 avg hr - 354' elevation gain
nice run - I felt strong
Tues Run - 10.24 mi - 1:17:54 - 7:36 pace - 145 avg hr - 323' elevation gain
Nice strong effort

Mon Run - 10.2 mi - 1:20:10 - 7:51 pace - 145 avg hr - 369' elevation gain
Good run 
Sun Run -10.14 mi - 1:18:04 - 7.41 pace - 148 avg hr - 333' elevation gain.
Good steady run.

Last week: run 51.41 mi - bike 0 (1 rest days) 

last month run 154.26 mi (12 rest days)  - bike 0 

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run this year: 2,415.96 mi

bike this year: 207.95 mi         

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run last yr: 2,670.88 mi
bike last yr: 3614.17

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#traumatic #
BrainInjury #TBI #running #training #healing #politics #liberal #democratic #triathlons #UltraRunning #vegan #athletes #blogging #Google #Blogger #rants #howls #peace #love #WorldOfBeer #Beer #Facebook #marathon #PlantPower #liberal #secular #atheist #LeftWingPolitics #democratic #fitness #health #PlantBasedNutrition

Sunday, October 11, 2015

My Howl: Oct 11 - 17

Wednesday
Bernie Sanders was the clear winner in the first debate among candidates for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination. And it wasn’t because he is more “likable” than the front-runner, Hillary Clinton. He won because he is more honest. - Aljazeera America

Tuesday

Sunday



Life is still unsettled. I have been relying on my friends kindness to allow my continued couch surfing, is taking a toll on me and my running has paid the price too. I do not have any good news to report in regards to my home search yet. A few close calls have disappointed me but I continue. I am confident that things will work out eventually. Until then, I remain in limbo.

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Training this week: Run 51.41 - Bike 0 (1 rest days)

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Sat Run - 10.38 mi - 1:18:42 - 7:34 pace - 146 avg hr - 981' elevation gain
Good solid training run. One of my stronger training days since my traumatic brain injury. I have run faster in races but this was a pretty comfortable run - pleased.
Fri Rest
traveled to Denver

Thur Run - 10.4 mi - 1:25:05 - 8:10 pace - 350' elevation gain
Steady endurance run
Wed Run - 8.02 mi - 1:02:32 - 7:48 pace - 143 avg hr - 281' elevation gain
Even pace on the bike trail

Tues Run - 10.19 mi - 1:19:32 - 7:46 pace - 152 avg hr - 353' elevation gain
Good run. Pre debate shuffle - Go Bernie Sanders!
Mon Run - 4.31 mi - 36:04 - 8:22 pace 139 avg hr - 308' elevation gain
Busy day - drove to Leadville - got home late and ran a shorty in the dark

Sun Run - 8.11 mi - 1:03:53 - 7.51 pace - 145 avg hr - 252' elevation gain. Brutal headwinds, but a little better than yesterday.

Last week: run 42.62- bike 0 (2 rest days) 

last month run 154.26 mi (12 rest days)  - bike 0 

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run yr: 2,353.5 mi

bike yr: 207.95 mi         

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run last yr: 2,670.88 mi
bike last yr: 3614.17

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#traumatic #
BrainInjury #TBI #running #training #healing #politics #liberal #democratic #triathlons #UltraRunning #vegan #athletes #blogging #Google #Blogger #rants #howls #peace #love #WorldOfBeer #Beer #Facebook #marathon #PlantPower #liberal #secular #atheist #LeftWingPolitics #democratic #fitness #health #PlantBasedNutrition

Sunday, October 4, 2015

My Howl: Oct 4 - 10

Sunday
A lovely Elliott Smith song performed by The Silversun Pickups. Have a great week all!


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Training this week: Run 42.62 mi - Bike 0 (2 rest days)

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Sat - Run 8.12 mi - 1:03:55 - 7:52 pace - 146 avg hr - 261' elevation gain
Tired and faded quite a bit on the way back

Fri - Run 8.1 - mi 1:01::14 - 7:33 pace - 145 avg hr - 284' elevation gain
Rio Grande trail

Thur - Run - 8.14 mi - 1:01:00 - 7:29 pace - 149 avg hr - 304' elevation gain
I haven't been able to fit a run in for a few days due to travel (and being lazy), so it  felt good to get out today.
Wed - Travel/rest
Tues - Rest
Mon Run 10.14 mi - 1:22:50 - 8:11 pace - 134 avg hr - 234' elevation gain
Washington Park Cherry Creek and Cheesman Park
Sun Run - 8.13 mi - 1:03:53 - 7.51 pace - 139 avg hr - 252' elevation gain
Good run on the Rio Grand/Basalt loop.

Last week: run 54.77 mi - bike 0 (0 rest days) 

last month run 154.26 mi (12 rest days)  - bike 0 

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run yr: 2,302.09 mi

bike yr: 207.95 mi         

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run last yr: 2,670.88 mi
bike last yr: 3614.17

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#traumatic #
BrainInjury #TBI #running #training #healing #politics #liberal #democratic #triathlons #UltraRunning #vegan #athletes #blogging #Google #Blogger #rants #howls #peace #love #WorldOfBeer #Beer #Facebook #marathon #PlantPower #liberal #secular #atheist #LeftWingPolitics #democratic #fitness #health #PlantBasedNutrition

Sunday, September 27, 2015

MyHowl - September 27 - October 3

Friday


Thursday
I wish I knew what my old boxer, Ramone, dreamed about...

Tuesday
What is it going to be?

Monday
This is good for a few laughs... as you know, the truth always is:


Sunday
I really dig The Bottle Rockets. Fantastic songs that traverse themes that illustrate beauty and American despair; songs like Welfare Music and cops shooting down drivers with their Radar Guns, etc... here is a gentle acoustic song about a guy who really loves his dog.



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Training this week: Run 54.77 mi - Bike 0 (0 rest days)

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Sat - Run - 7.4 mi - 1:00:42 - 8:12 pace - 135 avg hr - 194' elevation gain
The good: for the first time since I moved back to Colorado, I was able to run the day after a big mountain run with a strong down hill. The bad: I had nothing today.

Fri - Run - 8.16 mi - 1:53:50 - 13:57 pace - 123 avg hr - 2,212' elevation gain
Trail run in Basalt, CO on the Arbaney Kittle Trail.
Thur - Run - 8.1 mi - 1:03:38 - 7:51 pace - 139 avg hr - 282' elevation gain
strong and steady
Wed - Run - 7.9 mi - 1:06:27 - 8:24 pace - 123 avg hr - 286' elevation gain
Steady easy recovery run
Tues Run - 8.18 mi 1:03:03 - 7:42 pace - 142 avg hr - 285' elevation gain
First 4 mi tempo, then 800 x 800 meters hard/easy 

Mon Run - 7.15 mi - 1:01:36 - 8:36 pace -146 avg hr - 236' elevation gain
I wonder if The Google knows how I can clear my chest of this phloem reservoir. 

Sun Run - 7.88 mi - 1:12:24 - 9.11 pace - 143 avg hr - 400' elevation gain
I am still battling this chest cold. I am tired and run down.

Last week: run 41.24 mi - bike 0 (2 rest days) 

last month run 154.26 mi (12 rest days)  - bike 0 

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run yr: 2,259.47 mi

bike yr: 207.95 mi         

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run last yr: 2,670.88 mi
bike last yr: 3614.17

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#traumatic #
BrainInjury #TBI #running #training #healing #politics #liberal #democratic #triathlons #UltraRunning #vegan #athletes #blogging #Google #Blogger #rants #howls #peace #love #WorldOfBeer #Beer #Facebook #marathon #PlantPower #liberal #secular #atheist #LeftWingPolitics #democratic #fitness #health #PlantBasedNutrition

Monday, September 21, 2015

MyHowl - September 20 - 26

Friday
I love this lady. Take 2 minutes to watch this video and you will get it:

Thursday
I am relieved that despite my continued illness (phloem hacking attacks, muscle soreness, chills, etc), I got out the door and managed a good 8.1 mile run in on the Rio Grande trail.
Wednesday
Man I am really down today. First, I am tired and wrecked physically from running down-mountain and being sick. Second, I do not have any idea about where I am going to live yet. I am in a void.
Monday

Sunday
My training has really suffered this month. I may have set a record for rest days without an injury. This cross-country move to Colorado has taken a lot out of me (I am still homeless too); and now I have a chest cold that is wiping me out. I have hopes to get back on track in life and training matters. 

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Training this week: Run 41.24 - Bike 0 (2 rest days)

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Sat Run - 10.16 mi - 1:50:03 - 10:49 pace - 144 avg hr - 1,727' elevation gain
Great trail run with a lot of elevation gain today; with Julia.

Fri Run - 8.1 mi - 1:06:38 - 8:13 pace - 145 avg hr - 344' elevation gain
Started pretty strong but faded. I think that I may be turning the corner on this awful chest cold.
Thu Run - 8.1 mi - 1:04:25 - 7:57 pace - 143 avg hr
Despite my continued chest cold and tired legs, I managed a decent run in the flats today.
Wed Rest
Sore and sick

Tues Rest
sore and sick

Mon Run - 9.75 mi - 3:07:17 - 19:12 pace - 125 avg hr - 3,400' elevation gain
Trying to kick my lingering cold - ran to the top of Ajax Mountain and down the Ute Trail. 

Sun Run - 5.13 mi - 44:10 - 8:36 pace
So sick with this chest cold; my whole body protested this run. I pretty much forced myself to do it after 2 consecutive rest days.

Last week: run 38.67 mi - bike 0 (2 rest days) 

last month run 281.55 mi (1 rest day)  - bike 0 

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run yr: 2,204.7 mi

bike yr: 207.95 mi         

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run last yr: 2,670.88 mi
bike last yr: 3614.17

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#traumatic #
BrainInjury #TBI #running #training #healing #politics #liberal #democratic #triathlons #UltraRunning #vegan #athletes #blogging #Google #Blogger #rants #howls #peace #love #WorldOfBeer #Beer #Facebook #marathon #PlantPower #liberal #secular #atheist #LeftWingPolitics #democratic #fitness #health #PlantBasedNutrition

Monday, September 14, 2015

MyHowl - September 13 - 19

Sunday
I guess I am wiped out physically and my health is barking at me now. Back to back rest days to try to get over this chest cold (coughing phloem, tired an sore); I have missed 10 of 20 days of training this week. Bums me out. 
Saturday
Tired, sick and sick of being homeless
Friday

Pink Floyd - a great band with and a great band after Syd Barrett.
Wednesday
A rough 4 wheel drive trip but worth it. The Crystal Mill - Crystal, CO.

Tuesday
As the media bashes/ignores Bernie, it is up to the American people to learn the facts.

Monday
Feel the Bern - at a beach near you.



Sunday

The good, I am loving being back in Colorado. It was a long drive from South Florida, but I am settling in an I know moving back makes sense. The bad, my training has suffered. Last week was basically a rest week as I really didn't get any training in, save yesterday - the only day that I found time to run. I will be happy to settle into a new place and find some normalcy. I am uneasy but thankful for the couch that I am currently sleeping on. Hopefully some positive news will be heard this week in regards to the tiny house that I found in Leadville. Regardless, my intentions are to not let my training continue to suffer.

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Training this week: Run 38.67 - Bike 0 (0 rest days)

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Sat Rest
Sick and tired

Fri Rest 
Sick

Thur Run - 7.59 mi - 1:08:05 - 8:58 pace - 131 avg hr - 375' elevation gain
Very difficult on my way out. Steady 12 -15 mph head winds.
Wed Run - 8.27 mi - 1:09:34 - 824 pace - 132 avg hr - 288' elevation gain
I didn't get out until after dinner; but I did get my ass out the door
Tues Run - 8.41 mi - 1:09:50 - 8:18 pace - 132 avg hr - 357' elevation gain
took it off the mountain and ran mostly in the flats
Mo Run - 6.3 mi - 1999' elevation gain - 1:26:00 -13:39 pace
Steep rocky trail and a lot of elevation gain today - run/walk
Sun Run - 8.1 mi - 1:04:37 - 7:58 pace
I must be adapting to the Colorado hills. Despite pounding the downhill of Smuggler yesterday, I could run today. Previously, the hills won mandating multiple days off. Yeah.

Last week: run 7.78 mi - bike 0 (6 rest days) 

last month run 281.55 mi (1 rest day)  - bike 0 

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run yr: 2,163.46

bike yr: 207.95 mi         

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run last yr: 2,670.88 mi
bike last yr: 3614.17

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#traumatic #
BrainInjury #TBI #running #training #healing #politics #liberal #democratic #triathlons #UltraRunning #vegan #athletes #blogging #Google #Blogger #rants #howls #peace #love #WorldOfBeer #Beer #Facebook #marathon #PlantPower #liberal #secular #atheist #LeftWingPolitics #democratic #fitness #health #PlantBasedNutrition