Slept in way late today. Have not been sleeping well for a while, so this was a nice change. Had breakfast/lunch and then scootered out to rockhound with better shoes to try and work the knee. Shoes allowed me to take some side turns off the beaten path, but that was probably not the greatest idea, as it got a good ache built up in the knee. Stopped at the Geo Kid's rock shop on the way back and bought my neighbor Joe some rocks to cut. He has become a rock maniac! They were 2 bucks a lb., so I ended up with 6 rocks that look like good crystal geode prospects for 4 bucks. I will give them to Joe tomorrow to cut. Our deal is that whatever I bring him he cuts and polishes and we each take a half! Works for me! Took a picture of this lizard during the hike. There were hundreds of them, but he was the only one who sat still for a picture! Also, on the way home, this cow was lurking bye this tree, waiting to try and bash me off of the scooter. He let me get a picture and then ran off. Chris and AD will be here from Las Cruces on Saturday and will be bringing me a bunch more free NMSU Aggie running gear from the cross country team. Hopefully I will be able to run some in them some day!!
2 Mi 10:08 5:04 Pace 91' 5K 17:45 5:44 Pace 90' 4 Mi 23:20 5:52 Pace 90' 5 Mi 29:56 5:59 Pace 89' 10K 37:54 6:07 Pace 91' 15K 1:00:30 6:30 Pace 91' 1/2M 1:27:30 6:41 Pace 93' M 3:10:58 7:17 Pace 50Mi 8:22:50 10:03 Pace 94'
Just completed 40 years of running and racing distances from 1500 meters to 50 miles. After 4 back surgeries, surgeries to both feet, having my knee and ankle broken after being hit by a truck, and having had meniscus surgery in 2011, I have limited my competitive running to races I can complete in an hour or less. I think I have used up all 9 of my running lives, so I am hoping to stay injury free for a few more years! My goal now is to try and run 4 days a week with two days of quality work, and to supplement that with three days a week of weights and bike intervals at the gym. The Combination of Year/Kilometers (40 plus years and over 110,000 kilometers) have enjoyed their full effect on me orthopaedically.