Just a couple of mural shots from a 3 day ride I took this week.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Monday, January 10, 2011
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
There I am, 2nd from right in red shorts and white top. I am happy to finish 5th in the nation in the 50-54 group, but determined to run better next year. My crash injuries are well behind me but my 50 year old legs are ready for a break. My hamstring injuries have bothered me since '05. I'm taking acupunture and massage treatment now and hope to start training for the 2010 season soon. If I can run uninjured next year I fully expect to run a 54-55 in the 400. I plan to do more endurance training and maybe run the 800 also. We shall see.
Anyway, 5th at Nats in a season best 57.74 despite lots of injuries was OK. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I finally got off 58-barely. 57.98 never felt so good. Ran with a full field of masters in Luke's Locker meet in Dallas. A younger guy(early 40's) blew by me in the first turn but I ignored him and ran my own race, but I wish I had gone out harder. Hit the 200 mark in 28.4 and felt EASY. In the last turn I was gaining on young guy and felt I would beat him. Hit the 300 mark and started blasting. I ran by young guy easily and won by 10 yards. I know there is a lot more in my legs because this one felt easy. No lactic burn at the end or after the race. Had a great cooldown and I know that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
I'm stuck on running 58 400's. Last week at USATF SW meet I ran the slowest opening 200 I've ever run(29.9). Felt like a jog running against a strong wind and I knew I would have a alot left. I needed it because my bud Mike Shufelt ran a strong race in front of me and I had to chase him down. Ran my fastest 100 segment on the curve(13.7) to pull even with him and passed him with about 80 to go. Slowed a little the last 50 and ran a neg. split 28.4 2nd 200 and 58.35.
I'm in great shaped but I think just a bit gunshy of a pulled hamstring if I push too hard. All the massage done to my hammy has convinced me that the reason my R ham feels strange is the scar tissue that has built up since I had a severe pull in July of '05. It hasn't felt right since but I think it's safe to push it in the 400. I just need to run a well paced race. Go out in 13.7-13.2(26.9)-13.5(40.4)-14.0(54.4). That looks doable. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.