Thursday, April 21, 2011

One year today... I began to log miles on my Nike Plus wrist band April 21, 2010.  I am in much better shape physically and mentally.  Physically everyday movements are easier, I feel stronger and more powerful.  I have less aches and pains.  All the other activities and sports are more enjoyable, because I perform better without running out of energy or strength.  Mentally I am more at peace.  I am able to have clear concise thoughts.  My mind is less jumbled, less affected by the multitude of everyday decisions.

Anyway here is the data from the year.

236 workouts
186 hours 30 minutes
1,105 miles
10' 07" average pace
133,796 calories

OK, time to get going on this year!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Week in Review 1,080 miles

1,080 miles on the Nike plus watch since I got it April 21, 2010
5.15 miles, 10' 53" pace, trail/track, sunny, 50 degrees, Vomero 5
5.11 miles, 9' 52" pace, treadmill, rain, Vomero 5
4.05 miles, 9' 51" pace, treadmill, rain, Vomero 5
7.09 miles, 10' 23" pace, road/turf, sunny, Vomero 5
5.15 miles, 9' 29" pace, road, sunny, 50 degrees, Vomero 5
4.02 miles, trail, cloudy, 45 degrees, Free
5.09 miles, 9' 31" pace, turf, sunny, 55 degrees, Vomero 5
35.66 miles this week, Sunday start day

The chip in the Nike Free Plus does not send a signal consistently, which causes the pace and distance to be inaccurate.  I replaced my old chip because I thought it was worn out, however the new chip has the same problem.  I can feel the plastic chip holder on the bottom of my foot.

So busy running I ran out of time to write.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Run of the week, Trail Run

1,037 miles on the Nike plus watch since I got it April 21, 2010

3.21 miles, 9' 24" pace, stone dust track, sunny, 40 degrees, Vomero 5

5.04 miles, 11' 55" pace, trail/hiking, sunny, 55 degrees, Vomero 5

2.08 miles, treadmill, raining, Free

5.40 miles, 10' 05" pace, road/turf, cloudy, 35 degrees, Vomero 5
( data seems off, pace slow, chip may be worn out)

5.03 miles, 9' 07" pace, trail/track, 55 degrees, sunny, Vomero 5

20.78 miles this week, Sunday start day

My favorite run of the week was the trail run.  It began on a wide, fairly open trail.  Within a quarter mile the trail narrowed and became full of rocks and roots.  I felt awkward and clumsy trying to run on this rough terrain.  I found it difficult to watch the ground and follow the trail.  I continued on for two miles, trying to maintain pace.  Then amazingly something clicked, all at once I can follow the trail.  Look up find the path then back down at the ground to choose my footing carefully.  I use a short stride and take many small steps between the rocks.  Now I'm smiling and don't want to stop.  This is fun, different from the normal road or track.  No cars, no noise, nothing man made, surrounded by nature.  My trail takes me past a few rock outcroppings which overlook the open space.  Now I am begining to understand the popularity of trail running.  I can't wait to go back and take more pictures...having trouble doing this place justice with words.