Saturday, August 28, 2010

My new friend.

I have been away in Florida to visit my daughter and her husband. While in the "Sunshine State" (it rained most of the time we were there), I made a new friend-Spartacus. We had a good time seeing Steve and Jessica and meeting Sparty. Sparty is a great dog;did you ever meet a Lab that wasn't?

Saturday, August 14, 2010

New kicks

I just picked up a pair of Asics Gel -Fortitude 4. I have over 300 miles on my old pair (Gel-Fortitude 3). They feel the same to me as the previous model so I am hopeful of having the same success with the new ones. Why do the shoe manufacturers have to change the model so frequently? So you buy multiple pairs when you find a shoe that works for you-yes. So they can raise the price-yes! Anyway, I look at the cost of a few pairs of new shoes every year as much cheaper than doctor bills, so if good shoes can keep me running I will continue to buy them.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Quick 1.3 mile at 85 strides per minute

I just did a quick 1.3 mile run at the Rose Garden using the metronome holding an 85 stride per minute pace. I am getting better at concentrating on my stride, breathing and maintaining a good form. Last Sunday I ran a 5k a little faster than I had been, could it be the intervals and shorter run days using the metronome improving my time for the 5k?