Thursday, September 30, 2010

2010 Running Log

Distance: 2.0 Miles
Location: Treadmill/6.5 incline
Duration: 19:05
Finish Time: 6:50 pm
Monthly Total: 63.6Miles
Yearly Total: 668.7Miles
Yearly Duration: 112.80 Hours

Final jaunt before the race I am planning on partaking in in the Estrella Mountain expanse on sunday. It will be a 20k race that will have its fair share of uphill and downhill miles. Should be a great time.

Monday, September 27, 2010

2010 Running Log

Distance: 3.0 Miles
Location: Mesa Canal System
Duration: 29:21
Finish Time: 5:49 pm
Monthly Total: 61.6Miles
Yearly Total: 666.7Miles
Yearly Duration: 112.50 Hours

Sunday, September 26, 2010

2010 Running Log

Distance: 6.0 Miles
Location: Mesa Canal System
Duration: 56:21
Finish Time: 7:46 pm
Monthly Total: 58.6Miles
Yearly Total: 663.7Miles
Yearly Duration: 112.00 Hours

Friday, September 24, 2010

2010 Running Log

Distance: 3.0 Miles
Location: Gym
Duration: 27:33
Finish Time: 5:19 pm
Monthly Total: 52.6Miles
Yearly Total: 657.7Miles
Yearly Duration: 111.00 Hours

Thursday, September 23, 2010

2010 Running Log

Distance: 3.1 Miles
Location: Mesa neighborhoods
Duration: 26:10
Finish Time: 7:18 pm
Monthly Total: 49.6Miles
Yearly Total: 654.7Miles
Yearly Duration: 110.50 Hours

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

2010 Running Log

Distance: 3.0 Miles
Location: Gym/treadmill
Duration: 26:33
Finish Time: 6:18 pm
Monthly Total: 46.5Miles
Yearly Total: 651.6Miles
Yearly Duration: 110.00 Hours

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

2010 Running Log

Distance: 8.0 Miles
Location: Western Canal/Tempe
Duration: 1:06.41
Finish Time: 6:31 pm
Monthly Total: 43.5Miles
Yearly Total: 648.6Miles
Yearly Duration: 109.60 Hours

Sunday, September 19, 2010

2010 Running Log

Location:South Mountain/Mormon, Mormon Loop Trails
Duration: 41:07
Finish Time: 5:57pm
Monthly Total: 35.5Miles
Yearly Total: 640.6Miles
Yearly Duration: 108.50 Hours

I foolheartedly decided to go for a run along the trails at South Mountain in the sweltering heat once more, and once more I was beating and thrown to the javelinas in the process. I felt that I could get a decent run in since I had not run in over 3 days and what seemed like such a great possibility quickly dissolved in the 109 degree heat. I got in four miles of mostly uphill running. It was the first time I had used my new GPS ForeRunner watch so I was definitely psyched but in the end I found myself succumbing to the heat once more and cutting my run short. I really wanted to have a somewhat successful run since if I plan on running in that 13 mile race on October 3rd then I needed to have a good showing on this particular run, which I didnt. We will see if it cools in the next few days and then I will give it another shot.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

2010 Running Log

Duration: 26:57
Finish Time: 8:31pm
Monthly Total: 31.5Miles
Yearly Total: 636.6Miles
Yearly Duration: 107.80 Hours

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

2010 Running Log

Duration: 1:08
Finish Time: 7:57pm
Monthly Total: 28.5Miles
Yearly Total: 633.6Miles
Yearly Duration: 107.30 Hours

Struggling still from the sleeplessness but I seem to be getting better by the day. Still way too far off to take away anything positive.

Friday, September 10, 2010

2010 Running Log

Location:Flagstaff, Az/San Francisco Peaks Trails
Duration: 29:11
Finish Time: 9:43am
Monthly Total: 20.5Miles
Yearly Total: 625.6Miles
Yearly Duration: 106.20 Hours

I am blessed to have the ability to venture north and enjoy with the health I have afforded my body the pleasures of places such as Flagstaff and the outdoor activities it offers. I sometimes sit back and find myself feeling almost unworthy of being in an environment that still remains so raw, beautiful.

After a perfect early morning drive up, cutting through the deserted landscape of central Arizona and into Flagstaff, my brother Sean and I enjoyed the scenery and community that is bustling amongst the streets up there. I knew that it would not be easy to acclimate to the 8000' altitude, especially running in it. So, disregarding that fact I found myself halfway up Mount Elbert which lies in the shadows of towering Humphrey's Peak.

I started my run at about 9500' along a singletrack trail that whirled through thick aspen stands. The air tore at the linings of my lungs leaving me heaving and panting with every second up the ascent. After summiting a particular trailhead I headed back down and veered down another trail to the north. It was a steep, cushioned trail that led to an open field that sported a small meadow nestled in the gut of it. A doe and her children pranced across the open plain to the east and the sun danced off my shoulders. I am not worthy of this I was convinced. It was surreal. 3 miles was enough to drop me to my back, heaving in a wildflower patch so I felt that was adequate. Glorious place.

Flagstaff/San Francisco Peak Run

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

2010 Running Log

Duration: 16:00
Finish Time: 9:21pm
Monthly Total: 17.5Miles
Yearly Total: 622.6Miles
Yearly Duration: 105.70 Hours

Monday, September 6, 2010

2010 Running Log

Duration: 17:54
Finish Time: 3:08pm
Monthly Total: 15.5Miles
Yearly Total: 620.6Miles
Yearly Duration: 105.50 Hours

Sunday, September 5, 2010

2010 Running Log

Location:South Mountain/National Trail 108 degrees
Duration: 38:45
Finish Time: 2:18pm
Monthly Total: 13.5Miles
Yearly Total: 618.6Miles
Yearly Duration: 105.20 Hours

Decided to run a couple miles at the mountain and that was not the greatest idea but the urge pushed me out the door. It was extremely hot and though I hydrated it still caught up to me. I wanted to get some uphill running in so I took a mostly uphill 2 mile out and 2 mile back trail that left me dead by the end. I am somewhat encouraged though by the conditioning considering the lack of sleep.

2010 Running Log

Location: Treadmill
Duration: 17:30
Finish Time: 3:21pm
Monthly Total: 9.5Miles
Yearly Total: 614.6Miles
Yearly Duration: 104.60 Hours

Saturday, September 4, 2010

2010 Running Log

Location: Treadmill
Duration: 20:08
Finish Time: 6:31pm
Monthly Total: 7.2Miles
Yearly Total: 612.3Miles
Yearly Duration: 104.30 Hours

Still feeling the effects of the lack of sleep. I can only hope that this is cleared up soon so that I can stay on pace for the rest of this month and the remaining year. I hopefully will be in good shape when I head up to Flagstaff and Prescott for the coming week.

Friday, September 3, 2010

2010 Running Log

Location: Treadmill
Duration: 20:02
Finish Time: 6:32pm
Monthly Total: 4.8Miles
Yearly Total: 609.9 Miles
Yearly Duration: 104.00 Hours

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

2010 Running Log

Location: Treadmill
Duration: 18:01
Finish Time: 6:47pm
Monthly Total: 2.4Miles
Yearly Total: 607.5 Miles
Yearly Duration: 103.70 Hours

Decided to go out fast in the first mile, 6:25, and thought about trying for my 5k record but the lack of sleep caught up quickly and I settled for a sub 7 minute 2.4 mile run.

2010 Running Log

Distance:2.2 Miles
Location: Treadmill
Duration: 20:03
Finish Time: 6:22pm
Monthly Total: 78.8 Miles
Yearly Total: 605.1 Miles
Yearly Duration: 103.40 Hours

This past month was up and down. I started to finally feel healthy on a more constant basis to begin the month and then as the month ended I came down with a severe(which is still with me)case of sleeplessness which doctors so far are unable to diagnose. I have slept an average of about 2 hours per night over the last nearly 2 weeks. This has severely dampened my energy levels, the rest is history. I am hoping to get past this and look forward to upping the mileage and the time over the next month. Wait and see right?