Sunday, December 31, 2006

Long Cool One

Pole, Detour and I did a nice long run on Lief trail yesterday. Was a chilly 40 degrees and humid. We ended up doing 14 miles at Gails request. My legs got tired at about 10 miles due to running the marathon the previous weekend. Gail's fingers started hurting. Rick got sick. So all and all it was a good long run!

Ended up running at 1050 miles this year. Less than normal but I was out for over 2 months with a broken ankle so I feel pretty good about this year. Next year I weigh under 200 lbs by june and run at least 1500 miles. I would also like to do my first 50 mile race. That will be tough though.

Monday, December 25, 2006

USA Today Editorial

Oh by the way. Here is the link I wrote to USA Today newspaper a while back. It is against mandatory airline pilot retirement at age 65.

Chistmas Marathon

Second time I have run this race just south of Olympia. It was a good day for a race with clouds and 40 some degrees. I have not trained much in the last month since the Seattle Marathon so I was just going in with a goal to finish in 4:30 or less. Well that's what I finished in, 4:30:15! I ran much better than I thought I would until I bonked at about mile 22 or so. That's when I got sick to my stomach, and got quite dizzy. I tried not drinking allot of poweraid this time but more water and some E-caps. Didn't eat anything but a few pretzels and a jolly rancher but I had a bigger than average breakfast.

I settled into to a nice 9:30 pace and held that until about mile 20 when I slowed a bit. Over the last 4 miles I probably walked 75%. Was just glad to finish this one, my 13th marathon. Afterwards I felt pretty sick so I just changed and heading back home. Stopped for some burgers and a Latte which did make me feel better.

Last couple days I feel good with the just the normal quad soreness. Thinking the Redding Marathon in mid January but not sure if Gail can get off work that weekend.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006


Well I asked Ms Gail Anne to marry me at the Slug's dinner party last monday night. She was in shock and couldn't speak for a bit but finally gave me the answer I wanted to hear! I am the luckiest boy in the world. Thank you Detour!

Monday, December 18, 2006

I'm Nervous!!!!

It's a huge night for me. And you will all find out why later!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Dang Wind!

Christmas Marathon postponed due to wind storm damage. Darn it. Rescheduled for next saturday the 23rd. I will still try and do it.

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

She is Amazing!

So Gail and I ran 8 miles yesterday. Was nice cool, partly sunny day. I started feeling pretty strong after a 4 miles or so. The last mile I told her I was gonna push it up. So I picked up the pace to 8:20/8:30 or so from our previous 10 min+ pace. I kept hearing those shoes behind me! We ended up running side by side all the way back home. Was so very cool! I really enjoy running with her. What a great run this turned out to be. Neither of us really wanted to go in the first place. Always seems to be a good excuse not to run in the winter. Too cold, its dark out already, its raining, I'm drunk, etc.

Gonna try and go to the gym twice a week from now on. Need to lift to get my sissy up body in shape. Leg strength would be nice for the hills too.

Not sure on the next marathon but I am thinking the Christmas Marathon again up by Olympia on December 17th. Need to have a goal!

Saturday, December 2, 2006

Troten Zee

Did my first trot since the marathon last night. I was too much of a lazy wuss to go run outside so I ran on the treadmill. It was nice, with the big screen TV on watching a DVD on the NFL's greatest football players and just running in shorts and shoes. Kind of got me motivated watching all those guys bash heads. Now I remember why I liked the sport so much as a kid.

Didn't get to run in Burbank this week cause or plane broke and we didn't get there till after dark. I was bummed. So instead I went to In and Out Burger. Oh how the Fat-Boyee keeps his name.

In SEA tonight and didn't bring any cold weather gear. So I guess I will run tomorrow when I get home. Rick aka Pole runs his second marathon in a week tomorrow. Wonder how it will go for him. I can tell he was nervous, as I would be too!

Don't have plans for the next marathon. I don't like that! I need to be motivated. I am still thinking about doing the Christmas Marathon or the one at Lake Shasta in January. OK I'm done.