After a very sore knee from my 3 miles of jogging yesterday, went out today to do another tour of the countryside. I started out the same way as the tour de' deming, but when I got to NM418, I headed further west out of the city limits into the Luna countryside. Went past almost a mile of onion fields that smelled pretty strong in the 106 degree heat. This route, although an out and back, has much less traffic, and allowed me to ride faster and a bit more steadily. I turned at the 7 mile road marker (7 miles until this road ends up meeting the freeway at a truckstop ten miles or so from deming)and headed back. The entire ride was 31.5 kilometers, and it took me about an hour and fourteen minutes. It was crazy hot and my knee had swelled a bit, so I was glad when I got home.
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.