I am not a big traveller so as much as I enjoyed myself out there, seeing the grandkids, my daughter and her husband, it was great to be back home.
While I was out there, I might have helped create a new runnah, errr runner in my son-in-law. He even went out yesterday and bought a pair of new running shoes. Guess he wants to beat the old man, the next time I go out to Minnesota and he has even told me he will contribute a post or two about how his running is going.
My favorite post from the past week was: Major Milestone Run–7/27/12
Running Summary This Week
RunLog Week of 7/29/12
Three Things Running
- Still Over 40 Miles for the Week: I cam within a few miles of having another 50 mile week, but this was supposed to be my cutback week, so I didn’t push to get over 50. The base mileage I am putting together is starting to really pay off and I can feel the difference when I run.
- First Race Since April 28th: On Saturday, I ran in a small/local 5K and ran a 22:03/7:06 pace and was very happy about how I did. Definitely could have gone a little faster, if I had pushed more from the start and not lost focus on the hill coming back out of the Sidney recreation area. Next time.
- Running Streak: I purposely ended my running streak on Monday, it was starting to get too long and was becoming a little too important. It felt good to end it. I just don’t like have a long streak they seem to become the reason for running, instead of just running to run.
This week in two words: Having Fun
Top 10 Posts
Here are my top ten posts for the past week based on page views:
- Tommie Copper Sleeve Review – First Impressions
- Nike Free 4.0 v2 – After 50 Miles
- My Transition Plan to Minimalist Running Shoes
- Running Priorities–Are They Changing?
- Tommie Copper – Is Working
- Retiring the Nike Free 4.0 v2
- Major Milestone Run–7/27/12
- First Run in Asics Gel Blur 33 – 2/16/12
- Newton Gravity–After 50 Miles
- Peter Golding Inaugural Memorial 5K Race Recap
I bounced between 147 and 150, which is great and these lower weights feels better for running. However, I was surprised, I actually lost weight while I was out in Minnesota, which was a first for me – loose weight while on vacation.
No real injuries, just a couple of nagging aches and pains that are getting better.
Nike Free 4.0 v2
I decided to retire the Nike Free 4.0 v2 as I discussed in this post – Retiring the Nike Free 4.0 v2
Adidas Vigor TR
These are my primary trail running shoes (Initial Review & Run in Adidas Vigor TR). I ran once in them over on the Colby College Trails and had a blast.
No runs in them this week
I reviewed my 2012 running goals 2012 Mid-Year Goal Review and Update and updated them.
Surprisingly, without a whole lot of speed work, I almost attained my new annual goal of breaking 22:00 for a 5K at the race this Saturday.
The reality is that
I have had a blast out in Minnesota visiting my daughter, her husband and the grandkids. I look forward to the next time I visit.
Hopefully, there was some progress on the different doors that are opening for me and should have more answers by my birthday in a couple of weeks. Just have to be patient.
Thank you for your support and reading posts from "A Veteran Runnah" again this week.
Run While You Can and Keep smiling – good things will happen!
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