Thursday, September 13, 2012


Just headed out with Champ for a 2 miler to see if I was still in working order.  Happy to report everything is as good as it used to be.  No pain in the injured foot which was a relief because my knee made a strange clicking sound when I was doing some stretches.  Once I was out there though things felt great.  It was a great night to be out and good to be running again.   Now off to the trails and orienteering some time soon.

It's been forever

So I haven't blogged in ... well a really long time.  Training this year and last really hasn't been what it should have been so there hasn't been a ton to write about.  

Anyway, I am writing today.  Those of you who follow my rants on the facebooks are likely well aware that I am an idiot. For those of you who don't - good for you.  Ignorance is bliss and whatnot.

The particular idiocy I have on my mind right now was my recent mishap with the bottom of the Chesapeake Bay.  It resulted in me being confined to a silly plastic boot for a few days and a generally sore foot for a couple weeks.

Anyway, I think I feel well enough to be able to run.  So tonight after work I am going to put the dog running leash around my waist and drag Champ along for a run.   I'll report back on how it goes.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Team Garmin-Cervélo lightens up with a new Tour de France kit – Team Garmin-Cervélo

Team Garmin-Cervélo lightens up with a new Tour de France kit – Team Garmin-Cervélo

Good to see that Garmin/Cervelo/Slipstream has updated their kit.

The boring old kit below didn't significantly highlight the argyle theme. Good work.
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Also, hopefully I will blog some more.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Great Run

So, for whatever reason I had been leaving a routine stretch out of my recent runs with the 5Fingers.  Basically standing up you cross one leg in front of the other and bend at the waist.  

Now I can't isolate whether it was the return of this stretch to my routine or just more time with the 5Fingers, but I had a largely calf stress free run today.  I coasted back into the office feeling great and could have run farther, but thought better of it and headed back inside.

Anyway, I will probably toss in another run this weekend --- maybe two.  I'll keep you posted on how it goes.  Hopefully I'll be able to start extending my runs to farther than 4 miles.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I'm a bad blogger

I've been delinquent in blogging a bit lately.   After the marathon, I took some time off, and then it was Thanksgiving and then the holiday parties came, and before I knew it it was 2011 and I hadn't really gotten up off my ass much to run or ride.   I feel like a bit of a fatass.   But on the upside I am trying something new.  I'm starting to run with Vibram Five Fingers KSO.

I really enjoy them.  They give a pretty close feeling to running barefoot, but they Keep Stuff Out (KSO).  The downside is that they take a while to have your body adjust to the different muscles that are used when you run with the new "shoes."   Running barefoot or with minimalists shoes moves your gait forward on your feet off of your heels and engages your calves more.   It also seems to cause you to stand up a bit straighter.   My lower back muscles were sore for a couple runs - although that seems to pass.  My calves - particularly my right one- are still pretty sore immediately after the run, but they do seem to be recycling (for lack of a better word) much quicker than at the start.

Anyway, I'll keep you posted on how my body progresses with the new shoes.