31 August 2009

100 Miles for August

Well, I missed my 20 for last week; however, I hit a 100 miles for August. This week will be easy I only need 6 more miles!

What a slow painful run, at least for the first couple miles. About 1 block into it my ankles hurt immensely, probably from running 7 miles last night? I almost ran back home. Every step was nothing less than agonizing pain, I even ran in the grass when I could.

After convincing my self to at least run a mile or 2, the next thing I knew it was the 14 I set out to do!

Pain is only temporary,

Route:--Elev. Avg:901 ft
Location:Stoughton, WIElev. Gain:-3 ft
Date:08/31/09Up/Downhill: [+623/-626]
Time:10:05 AMDifficulty:3.5 / 5.0
Weather:Mostly Cloudy
66 F temp; 43% humidity
66 F heat index; winds NW 3
Distance: 14.18 miles
Speed:6.7 mph
Pace:9' 01 /mi
Elevation (ft)
Pace (min/mile)
MilePace (min/mile)Speed (mph)Elevation
actual+/- avgactual+/- avg
18' 24-0' 377.1+0.5+20 ft
28' 23-0' 387.2+0.5+13 ft
38' 43-0' 186.9+0.2-13 ft
49' 12+0' 116.5-0.1+59 ft
58' 54-0' 076.7+0.1+10 ft
68' 45-0' 166.8+0.2-89 ft
79' 02+0' 016.6-0.0+23 ft
89' 29+0' 286.3-0.3-23 ft
99' 19+0' 186.4-0.2+95 ft
109' 34+0' 336.3-0.4-27 ft
119' 32+0' 316.3-0.4-46 ft
129' 52+0' 516.1-0.60 ft
138' 25-0' 367.1+0.5-36 ft
148' 32-0' 297.0+0.4+10 ft
end9' 01+0' 006.7-0.00 ft
Versus average of 9' 01 min/mile

30 August 2009

Just a Sunday Running

Nothing special about this run accept it's my first time running on my BlackBerry. is the latest operating system that leaked for the BlackBerry Tour (Codename: Niagara) it just went from 4.7 to 5.0. This is a big jump as far as code is considered.

My AllSport GPS worked flawlessly, Slacker Radio had no issues and I was able to listen to chapter 8 from "Consent to Kill" with PodTrapper. So is turning out to be a pretty solid operating system for me. The only issues I've had is my Vlingo was broken by the update to and Viigo won't scroll, but Viigo is a feed reader so I can still get the headline and excerpt without scrolling. I just hope these two developers catch up with the new 5.0 operating system!

So this was a good Sunday run; the new shoes are great. I just fell short of my 20 miles for the week and I'm a bit shy of 100 for the month. One day left for August, I may have to run it out tomorrow?

Still not as fast as my ISP:

Now back to Wolfenstein!

Route:--Elev. Avg:871 ft
Location:Stoughton, WIElev. Gain:-7 ft
Date:08/30/09Up/Downhill: [+321/-328]
Time:06:37 PMDifficulty:2.8 / 5.0
Weather:A Few Clouds
61 F temp; 49% humidity
61 F heat index; winds NE 3
Distance: 7.11 miles
Speed:6.9 mph
Pace:8' 41 /mi
Elevation (ft)
Pace (min/mile)
MilePace (min/mile)Speed (mph)Elevation
actual+/- avgactual+/- avg
19' 12+0' 316.5-0.4-16 ft
29' 00+0' 196.7-0.2+16 ft
38' 24-0' 177.1+0.2+23 ft
48' 38-0' 036.9+0.0-3 ft
58' 36-0' 057.0+0.1-10 ft
68' 36-0' 057.0+0.1-3 ft
78' 27-0' 147.1+0.2-6 ft
end6' 49-1' 528.8+1.9-6 ft
Versus average of 8' 41 min/mile

28 August 2009

Without a Moment To Spare

What a great run, I had to break down and get some new shoes. The New Balance 757's just didn't cut it I'd rather run in combat boots!

Well, I got some ASICS the girl at Dick's had me run on a treadmill to see how I undepronate and what kind of shoes I need. She was extremely knowledgeable and I have to say, these shoes rock! I wish I could get more than 300 miles out of a pair of shoes if I ran 100 miles a week like I want to, I'd need shoes every month.

The run tonight was risky, as in rain. I ran out into what was a lightning storm over the hill. The rumbling was a little un-nerving running with a $500 BlackBerry, but I made it before the rain hit. As soon as I turned onto my street it started by the time I got my key in the door it was pouring!

I cant complain now its time for a beer and a some Wolfenstein!

Route:--Elev. Avg:877 ft
Location:Stoughton, WIElev. Gain:-3 ft
Date:08/28/09Up/Downhill: [+180/-183]
Time:08:28 PMDifficulty:2.0 / 5.0
Weather:Thunderstorm Light Rain Fog/Mist
60 F temp; 89% humidity
60 F heat index; winds N 5
Distance: 3.69 miles
Speed:7.2 mph
Pace:8' 22 /mi
Elevation (ft)
Pace (min/mile)
MilePace (min/mile)Speed (mph)Elevation
actual+/- avgactual+/- avg
18' 13-0' 097.3+0.1+7 ft
27' 58-0' 247.5+0.4+56 ft
38' 13-0' 097.3+0.1-82 ft
end9' 22+1' 006.4-0.8+16 ft
Versus average of 8' 22 min/mile

Keep Dealing that Race Card!

Not much to do with running, but you have got to listen to this...

I hope he fails, he has more czars than Russia ever had and this Loon Watson wants us to be like Cuba.

Don't drink the Kool-Aid!

25 August 2009

Run 25 Aug 2nd Part

And here is the second part of tonight's run. I had some GPS issues and had to bust this into two separate runs.

It's only a few miles, but if when they say: "An apple a day..." I'm sure a few miles a day can't hurt.

Route:--Elev. Avg:863 ft
Location:Stoughton, WIElev. Gain:-20 ft
Date:08/25/09Up/Downhill: [+75/-95]
Time:06:10 PMDifficulty:1.2 / 5.0
74 F temp; 81% humidity
74 F heat index; winds Calm
Distance: 1.40 miles
Speed:7.3 mph
Pace:8' 16 /mi
Elevation (ft)
Pace (min/mile)
MilePace (min/mile)Speed (mph)Elevation
actual+/- avgactual+/- avg
18' 13-0' 037.3+0.0-29 ft
end8' 20+0' 047.2-0.1+10 ft
Versus average of 8' 16 min/mile

Watch my Brother Wrestle a PIG!

Pig Wrestling at The Stoughton Jr. Fair. Porky "The Pig" VS: Corey "The Moose", Ben "The Brick", Billy "Too Tall" and Sean "The Missing Link".

Run 25 Aug 1st Part

I stopped and restarted my GPS for this run. It's a long story, but I have my reasons. I'll be posting the 2nd half in a few minutes. And my damn right leg hurt again! It's going to fine I can handle the pain nothing permanent I just know.

Route:--Elev. Avg:889 ft
Location:Stoughton, WIElev. Gain:+23 ft
Date:08/25/09Up/Downhill: [+88/-65]
Time:05:51 PMDifficulty:1.7 / 5.0
74 F temp; 81% humidity
74 F heat index; winds Calm
Distance: 2.12 miles
Speed:7.0 mph
Pace:8' 31 /mi
Elevation (ft)
Pace (min/mile)
MilePace (min/mile)Speed (mph)Elevation
actual+/- avgactual+/- avg
18' 26-0' 057.1+0.1+13 ft
28' 31+0' 007.0-0.0+30 ft
end8' 53+0' 226.8-0.3-19 ft
Versus average of 8' 31 min/mile

22 August 2009


What a relaxing run! I was able to listen to over an hour and a half of Consent To Kill. Consent to Kill is the 7th published novel by Vince Flynn, and the 6th in a series that features CIA counter-terrorism agent Mitch Rapp.

Enough about that just start reading the series. On to the blisters my new shoes are nice and comfortable, but not my previous pair. I now have two blisters one on each foot. I'm not crying about it as I love blisters; they are like extra sensors on my feet.

Overall, I felt faster in the Saucony Grid Launch and just may have to get another pair.

Route:--Elev. Avg:892 ft
Location:Stoughton, WIElev. Gain:-3 ft
Date:08/22/09Up/Downhill: [+390/-393]
Time:11:19 AMDifficulty:3.2 / 5.0

Weather:A Few Clouds

67 F temp; 58% humidity

67 F heat index; winds N 13

Distance: 10.32 miles

Speed:7.1 mph

Pace:8' 25 /mi


Elevation (ft)
Pace (min/mile)
MilePace (min/mile)Speed (mph)Elevation
actual+/- avgactual+/- avg
18' 11-0' 147.3+0.2+7 ft
27' 36-0' 497.9+0.8+37 ft
38' 44+0' 196.9-0.3-20 ft
48' 45+0' 206.8-0.3+10 ft
58' 47+0' 226.8-0.3+16 ft
68' 24-0' 017.1+0.0+16 ft
78' 15-0' 107.3+0.1-46 ft
88' 18-0' 077.2+0.1-9 ft
98' 44+0' 196.9-0.3+13 ft
108' 19-0' 067.2+0.1-40 ft
end8' 26+0' 017.1-0.0+13 ft
Versus average of 8' 25 min/mile