Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Long overdue post

Wow--its been almost three years since I last posted (i.e. went running). I guess it's time to rethink this blog's title, eh? Any ideas?

Monday, March 28, 2005

17 minutes, 15 seconds

Wow, there's nothing better then warm Spring weather. So far, my fastest time to date.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

18 minutes, 2 seconds

I went for another run taking the same route from my condo to Burton Street and back again. My hamstrings were really tight as I spent all weekend on a winter retreat with members from my church. The sore muscles were caused by too much broom ball (played on an ice rink), football (played on a frozen pond), and hiking in snow shoes. Plus, sitting around Sunday night to watch the Super Bowl and eating junk food didn't help either.

For fun, I calculated my target heart rate at www.cancer.org using their handy Target Heart Rate calculator. As a 30 year old guy (almost 31) I should be aiming for 95-142 beats-per-minute (bpm) when running. May be I'll splurge on my birthday and purchase a heart rate monitor. Who knows? As a result, I've updated this blog's name to reflect my findings and to make it a bit more personal.

Friday, February 04, 2005

17 minutes 44 seconds

I ran the same route as I did Tuesday and took 2 minutes off my time. My legs were stiff starting out, but second run sure loosened them up a lot. I'm starting to remember how good running made me feel and wondering why I ever stopped.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

19 minutes 13 seconds

I finally did it--I bought a pair of brand new running shoes (Adidas' Response Cushion) and hit the road for 19 minutes and 13 seconds. "Not too bad," I told myself considering I took two years off.