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Training Log Archive: Bags

In the 7 days ending Oct 31:

activity # timemileskm+m
  running6 7:54:06 40.05(11:50) 64.45(7:21)
  walk trot1 46:30 3.5(13:17) 5.63(8:15)
  Total7 8:40:36 43.55(11:57) 70.09(7:26)

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Saturday Oct 31 #

8 AM

walk trot (shuffle along and walk) 46:30 [3] 3.5 mi (13:17 / mi)
(rest day) shoes: Saucony Triumph ISO 5

5 min + warm up of reduced floor core stuff and standing leg kicks/swirls and lite stretching.

Not golfing today. Need a little more rest after tree stuff and standing in line 5 hours yesterday.

Rest of day: Terrible pain in lower right back above hip...nothing worked. Think it is kidney stone...had even worse attack than this about 3-5 years ago on left side...I could not walk. Drank cranberry juice with lemon/lime added and took some honey...per Dr. Google. Water with same. For some reason the worst of it was when I tried to walk after getting up.

I raked leaves about noon and it was starting to get worse. Now I'm thinking my back issues standing for 5 hours was the first sign of this happening. Had no issues with the walk/trot this morning. Did some floor core to see if anything helped...it did and also rolling back on floor and sitting against wall with feet elevated seemed to help the first time but then...it didn't.

Friday Oct 30 #

8 AM

running hills (YMCA Trail) 1:00:14 [4] 5.55 mi (10:51 / mi)
shoes: Hoka Mach Black/Red

Ran better than I expected...overdressed...it was mid 30's but felt much warmer. Ran the 'regular' way and it made things seem less like same ole same ole...added on .05 at the beginning. This way you start out going slightly uphill right away and ending uphill. Watch is fogged up so could not get accurate splits.

1st loop 2.8 about 33:14 11:52 pace
2nd loop 2.7 about 27:00 9:49 pace


Nearly 2 min difference pace for loops. Usually about half that give or take 15 seconds or so.

5+ min warm up of light stretching and standing leg kicks and swirls.

After 5 hours voting today came home, ate Subway, watched season 7 esp 1 of "Shield' and fell asleep for two hours. I hurt more from voting than Sunday ten miler. :)

Thursday Oct 29 #

8 AM

running (struggle all the way) 1:25:34 [4] 7.0 mi (12:13 / mi)
shoes: Skecher GoRun7

Wow oh wow...trees in the way several places...I'm talking section 50 yards long that were nearly completely blocked...I had to go under, around, squeeze between trees and brick walls...then places where I zigged left then right...not the entire way by any means and there were long areas completely free of tree debris...hardly any rain but puddles and soggy ground, wind and dodging trees made this the hardest of the 4 day seven though by far warmest by 10 degrees and no rain.

My right outer ham had a tightness that took 3.5 miles to go away...did not hurt or get worse...feels okay now. Dr. Google Bags has ordered, icing, heating pad, foam roller, elevation, etc.

5 minute warm up of stuff. Did my leg bands at 3 this morning...old geezer wake up call for hour or two that happens most nights so I made use of the waking time.

The tree thing just kept getting worse yesterday...mostly I guess just me learning how much more wide spread it is....from OKC to SW Okla. Found out my parents had been without power since shortly after I talked to mom Monday. Called but my dad was having some sort of spell so I could not talk to mom. Found out from Vicki (sister in McKinney Texas) about the power outage.

Afternoon: hour plus of more limb cleanup. Still a big mess as nothing to do but pile it up so it's less unsightly but still not a pretty sight. Not doing any weight work...no need. Barely can get the energy to do the other stuff...been doing a lot less of everything else.

Afternoon into mid evening: 25 min leg and arm bands, floor core stuff 25 sit ups, etc; standing leg swirls and kicks; foam roller along with softball and baseball roll on hip and right ham...baseball not as effective as softball.

Wednesday Oct 28 #

8 AM

running tempo (3rd rain run in a row) 1:11:25 [4] 6.0 mi (11:54 / mi)
shoes: Saucony Gortex

Different route today. Only made .1 before stop to move tree limb....1 later moved another one...barely could move it off side walk...then there were too many...lot and lots of tree damage. No ice or even slush on sidewalk just water...this is supposed to be a easier day so I walked average of every half mile for 20 steps or so. Even that little amount helps ease the stress on the legs and mind.

1M 13:10
2M 25:45 (12:35)
3M 37:45 (12:00)
4M 49:10 (11:25)
5M 1:00:30 (11:20)
6M 1:11:25 (10:55)

5 min warm up a little floor core, lite stretching and leg kicks and swirls.

Right bicep sore from sawing limbs. Glad I stopped rather than push on...I may not cut too much more up just slide the broke limbs into 'organized' piles and slowly cut them up. Huge amount of tree debris around us. All without any ice on sidewalks or streets...earlier in year, more leaves on some trees, etc? Unfortunately Okieland has lots of really poor quality trees...this environment including the soil in 75% of the state not conductive to beautiful trees.

Afternoon: hour + of more tree debris clearing (shoving, dragging, sawing and throwing up against back fence...for now.)

Tuesday Oct 27 #

8 AM

running (sleet ice broken limbs) 1:09:40 [4] 6.0 mi (11:37 / mi)
shoes: Hoka Speedgoat 3

More limbs breaking today and last night than when the ice was heavier 10 and 15 years ago (2000-2010 or so 3-4 major ice storms...mom and dad were out of power one storm three weeks!). I heard one limb break...like a rifle shot...about 1 mile in. Steady but heavy sprinkle the whole way...limbs leaning over sidewalk a few places and I stopped to move limbs off sidewalk 3 times. Heard total of 3 limbs breaking during the run...then as I got home I heard a loud pop in the backyard...had already pulled limbs off the yard up under the trees at 5 this morning...more had fallen while I ran...one medium side one was on the vinyl tool shed...it seemed ok.

I worked ice storm claims up in Ponca City (way north nearly to Kansas)...people described how the power was out and they could clearly hear the limbs breaking all night long...like rifle shots. The limbs were heavy...even would stick in the ground rather than fall flat and tore some roof up pretty badly.

This is so early most of the leaves are still on trees so must have gather extra weight because the ice is just not that thick but the trees are older and bigger so that may have something to do with it also.

Anyway there was slush in places on the sidewalk that I never trusted...always afraid of a slick spot...but didn't slip once and overall the sidewalk except for puddles were better than I expected. Had ice on the bill of my hat but overall it was like yesterday...I got into a groove like a robot and just let things happen. I really thought my pace would be about 13 minutes or not much quicker...but I beat that quite a bit.

When I finished I pulled off my gloves...hands got cold quick and all I could think of was if I was an old frontiersman caught out in something like this...wet everywhere...you are soaking wet, cold and maybe no shelter at all and probably no way to start a fire in most cases. So I have no illusions about being 'tough' since I had a dry warm house to come back to and dry clothes to put on.

Afternoon: 2 hours cutting limbs and putting them in piles. Not done. More to do tomorrow. Limbs falling in yard and other yards while I was working.

Monday Oct 26 #

8 AM

running tempo (cold drizzle whole way) 1:07:13 [3] 5.5 mi (12:13 / mi)
(rest day) shoes: Saucony Gortex

For how horrible the weather is (for walking/running) this actually was not too bad a run. I walked way less as I just wanted to get it over with. The way I dressed seemed to be perfect...6 layers on top...2 tank tops, t shirt, long sleeve nylon shirt, wind breaker with hood that I used and gore tex jacket; north face waterproof pants and some tights that actually seemed to support my legs just exactly they way they are supposed to...imagine that.

I fell into nice shuffle stride right from the beginning and when I walked I was able to fall right back into it. Only walked twice the second half. No splits the watch was covered up.

One of those runs that makes you feel tough, but if I had not been dressed properly then it would have been miserable to be out in it. 33 but 21 wc.

2 or 3 hours after I finished it started icing some. Streets still ok but trees and grass have light coating...some limbs bending. This is six week ahead of 'schedule'!!! Usually into December before we would have weather like this.

Afternoon: 45 minutes of everything inside. Free weights; floor core; lite stretching; foam roller; standing leg kicks and swirls; arm and leg bands.

Sunday Oct 25 #

6 AM

running long (add three and push on) 2:00:00 [5] 10.0 mi (12:00 / mi)
shoes: Hoka Rincon grey

I'm actually pleased with this workout...I felt weak and intimidated at running the 7 I planned...even thought perhaps I should back off to 5, but decided to just walk n shuffle and get 7 in. It felt very slow yet I was on my 10 mile pace through about 3 miles...then I kinda lost track of things. I was walking about 4 times per mile...stopped to stretch just before 4.5...noticed a couple of minutes later I had not restarted watch...but still planned to do 7 miles at that point...something about messing up the time just kick started me...and it was finally getting light...I decided I would go for 9...and then at 7 miles I decided to tack one more mile on and get back to a Sunday 10 miler. Last 5 miles I ran under 11 min pace.

The dark just gets me mentally and I do not run well due to fear of stumbling...its cooler and a ten miler is a ten miler. My stride was off a little too, but by going on it got better and better the last 3. Been a long time since I did something like this...add on so much to a run!

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