Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Bearathon Half Marathon (2011-03-19)

Bearathon Half Marathon in Waco, TX

Run (unofficial):
Mile 1 - 7:07
Mile 2 - 7:39
Mile 3 - 7:34
Mile 4 - 8:45
Mile 5 - 8:49
Mile 6 - 9:02
Mile 7 - 9:32
Mile 8 - 9:28
Mile 9 - 8:57
Mile 10 - 8:37
Mile 11 - 8:28
Mile 12 - 10:08
Mile 13 - 8:14
Time: 1:58:06
Distance: 13.88 miles
Pace: 8:30
Calories: 2027

Weather: 62 degrees, humidity 90%, winds 8.1 mph

Official:
Time: 1:57:48
Age Group: 6th out of 35
Pace: 9:00
Overall: 219th out of 972

2011-03-18

Run:
Mile 1 - 7:06
Time: 0:07:28
Distance: 1.05 miles
Pace: 7:05
Calories: 151

Walk:
Mile 1 - 14:52
Time: 0:15:29
Distance: 1.04 miles
Pace: 14:53
Calories: 108
Weather: 75 degrees, humidity 56%, winds 15 mph

2011-03-17


KHS Track
Run:
Mile 1 - 7:52
Mile 2 - 7:50
Mile 3 - 8:08
Mile 4 - 7:51
Time: 0:32:32
Distance: 4.07 miles
Pace: 7:59
Calories: 589

Walk:
Mile 1 - 22:49
Time: 0:24:06
Distance: 1.03 miles
Pace: 23:25
Calories: 106
Weather: 75 degrees, humidity 58%, winds 26.5 mph

2011-03-16

Run:
Mile 1 - 8:14
Mile 2 - 8:29
Mile 3 - 8:47
Time: 0:31:28
Distance: 3.59 miles
Pace: 8:46
Calories: 512

Walk:
Mile 1 - 23:00
Mile 2 - 21:53
Mile 3 - 18:16
Time: 1:03:33
Distance: 3.01 miles
Pace: 21:06
Calories: 308

Weather: 66.2degrees, humidity 73%, winds 12.3 mph

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

2011-03-14

New 1/4 mile speed training!!

Mile 1 - 7:37
Mile 2 - 7:40
Mile 3 - 8:00
Time: 0:25:50
Distance: 3.30 miles

Pace: 7:50
Calories: 475
Weather: 46 degrees, humidity 71%, winds 24.2 mph

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Group Run in Allen, TX (2011-03-12)

 @ The Grove, Allen, TX
Did a group run with several folks from the Allen, TX area.  It was quiet a drive from Kennedale, but I happen to be dropping Michelle off in Sachse, TX.  The group run was organized rather quickly by  Libby.  Her friend was in need of a long run in the roads (she had been training on treadmills) before running her first half marathon, the Dallas Rock N Roll Half.  Libby, being the social running magnate that she is, attracted over 20-plus participants (via Facebook and Twitter invites) who were also looking for a local, long run. 
In the 3 years that I've been running, I've never participated in a group run.  I certainly enjoyed the social aspect; getting to know your fellow runners, learning new training methods, nutritional products, running gear, etc.

There was water/Gatorade stations provided by Libby, post-run recovery drinks provided by Honeymilk, and post-run ART (Active Release Techniques®) work from chiropractor, Dr. G from Spring Valley Spine and Sportscare.

I paired up with Keith, a local Allen runner.  Although Keith is much faster than I, we decided to pair up and keep the pace around 8:00-8:30 minute per mile.  Keith had to do another training run of 17 miles for a Run On group the next day.  For me this is going to be my long run before the Bearathon next Saturday.

It was a relatively flat course.  I usually warm up by mile 3, but not today.  I struggled all the way through the run.  Although there were some strong head winds, these were not much of a bother since we changed directions during the almost "out-and-back" course.  There were several major intersections that we had to "pause" our runs and timing devices.  I forgot to "un-pause" my CardioTrainer android app after pausing to cross E. Exchange Parkway, between mile 7 and 8.  I did not notice it until we crossed over Greenville Ave.  So I lost almost 2 miles.  Luckily Keith had his Garmin.  He clocked us @ around 1 hour and 20 minutes for the run.

If you're looking for local group to run with in Allen, TX, look up Libby and Keith.  I believe they will have several weeks of group/training runs planned throughout the week.

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Time: 1:20:12
Distance: 9.42 miles (actually ran 11 miles)

Pace: 8:30
Calories: 1363
Weather: 51.8 degrees, humidity 94%, winds 10.4 mph

Friday, March 11, 2011

2011-03-11

 Mud from running through the Kennedale street improvements

Time: 0:14:46
Distance: 2.03 miles

Pace:7:16
Calories: 302
Weather: 45 degrees, humidity 49%

Thursday, March 10, 2011

2011-03-09

FDA approves drug to treat lupus

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the drug Benlysta (belimumab) for the treatment of lupus, a chronic, potentially fatal autoimmune disease that affects about 5 million people across the world and, specifically, about 1.5 million Americans.
“This is a historic day for the millions of people with lupus and their families around the world who have waited more than 52 years for a treatment breakthrough for lupus," said Sandra C. Raymond, president and chief executive officer of the Lupus Foundation of America, in a statement. "Today marks the beginning of a new era of improved diagnosis, prevention, and treatment for the disease.

 
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Time: 1:04:43
Distance: 7.69 miles

Pace: 8:24
Calories: 1140
Weather: 46.9 degrees, humidity 68%

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

2011-03-08

Lupus Research Institute Awards Wide-Ranging Research Grants to Drive Next Generation of Scientific Discovery in Lupus

Commits $3.6 million for innovative studies to find new solutions for devastating disease with limited treatment options :

 http://www.lupusny.org/news/foundation-news/2011/03/08/lupus-research-institute-awards-wide-ranging-research-grants-drive-n

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Time: 0:32:43
Distance: 4.09 miles

Pace: 7:59
Calories: 596
Weather: 57.9 degrees, humidity 93%
•Mile 1 -- 7:56
•Mile 2 -- 7:50
•Mile 3 -- 8:07
•Mile 4 -- 8:04

Monday, March 7, 2011

2011-03-06

Time: 1:49:46
Distance: 13.02 miles

Pace: 8:25
Calories: 1890
Weather: 48.9 degrees, humidity 35%
•Mile 1 -- 7:57
•Mile 2 -- 8:09
•Mile 3 -- 8:00
•Mile 4 -- 8:20
•Mile 5 -- 10:44
•Mile 6 -- 8:04
•Mile 7 -- 8:01
•Mile 8 -- 8:00
•Mile 9 -- 8:15
•Mile 10 -- 8:16
•Mile 11 -- 8:03
•Mile 12 -- 8:47
•Mile 13 -- 8:46 

Saturday, March 5, 2011

2011-03-05

Time: 0:24:44
Distance: 3.15 miles

Pace: 7:51
Calories: 460
Weather: 43 degrees (35 degrees windchill, winds @ 8.8 mph, 13.9 mph wind gust), humidity 61%
•Mile 1 -- 7:57
•Mile 2 -- 8:06
•Mile 3 -- 7:28

Friday, March 4, 2011

2011-03-04

Time: 0:35:13
Distance: 4.43 miles

Pace: 8:06
Calories: 653
Weather: 47 degrees, humidity 74%
•Mile 1 -- 8:00
•Mile 2 -- 7:43
•Mile 3 -- 8:15
•Mile 4 -- 7:44

Thursday, March 3, 2011

2011-03-03

Time: 1:00:41
Distance: 6.36 miles

Pace: 8:06
Calories: 933
Weather: 45 degrees, humidity 82%
•Mile 1 -- 7:29
•Mile 2 -- 8:00
•Mile 3 -- 7:59
•Mile 4 -- 8:07
•Mile 5 -- 9:09
•Mile 6 -- 7:57

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

2010-03-02

Time: 1:00:41
Distance: 7.6 miles

Pace: 7:59
Calories: 1088
Weather: 43 degrees, humidity 60%
•Mile 1 -- 8:07
•Mile 2 -- 7:48
•Mile 3 -- 7:22
•Mile 4 -- 7:59
•Mile 5 -- 8:04
•Mile 6 -- 8:34
•Mile 7 -- 7:53

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

2011-03-01

Morning fog in Kennedale

Time: 0:24:26
Distance: 3.16 miles
Pace: 7:43
Calories: 460
Weather: 36 degrees, humidity 75%
  • Mile 1 -- 7:39
  • Mile 2 -- 8:00
  • Mile 3 -- 7:33
February monthly stats:
  • 15551 calories burned
  • 110.1 miles