The last two years has sort of felt like trying to crawl up a sand dune. My body worked about six of the past twenty four months. We had Debs spinal fusion. We lost suzi. The stucco blew up. The car got smashed, needs to be taken in monday for more fixing, and Deb had to go in and get a CT scan of her spine to insure nothing is screwed up. We see her spine surgeon in a few weeks. Just seems like it has been a damn rough couple of years. Now 2014 will be the year of the snake.....appropriate for out here in the desert. I don't have a lot of big plans or goals for this year.....just want Deb and I to be healthy and try to have a complete year without a lot of shit occurring. I was able to run 11K on wednesday, and 13K on friday. Tomorrow, weather cooperating, I will try and start the year again with short speedwork. Have a race in late january if I want to start racing. Will see how it goes.
On my way up to the chinese restaurant to get Deb some vegetarian crap and myself some sweet and sour chicken. Cold and windy outside. Hope it all clears up for tomorrows run...
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.