Sunday, February 26, 2006

Houston Metrorail Anagram

This is the Houston light rail map with anagrammed station names. I saw the others on BoingBoing and had to join in the fun. I had to add the word "street" to Bell, because there are no anagrams for the word Bell. I hate you Bell :)

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Quote of the Week

"Weight 'may' not be the biggest factor in my performance, BUT it's definitely in the top 2" - Geetah

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Mileage: 2.12 - 2.18

I finally got to run again. My knees are feeling better but aren't completely back to normal yet. My left hip flexor is slightly strained, but it doesn't bother me when I run. The shinsplint I had in my right leg also appears to be healing finally. I think adding insoles to my dress shoes is helping all of these injuries heal. Those things were like walking barefoot on concrete, but they're reasonably soft now. I spend at least 8 hours a day in them, so it follows that they would have an impact on my legs. All of this injury stuff put me behind in my Pfitz training, so I'm weighing the options for Reno in May. I'll probably take it easy and just run progressively longer weekend runs with increasing weekly mileage rather than risk another injury by trying to get back on the Pfitz plan. There will be other marathons, no use killing myself for this one.

Thursday6 milesno time
Saturday9 miles1:25:05
Total15 miles 

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Will Wonders Never Cease

My legs have felt terrible since Houston, and I've only put in 13 miles in the last month. After 2 weeks off I finally went running today and felt great. 6 miles, no watch, with a 1/4 mile kick at the end. If my legs will just hold together until I can get some strength back in them I'll be the happiest man on Earth :)

By the way, Asics Kayano XII's are worth every penny.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy Valentine's Day!

For the significant-other-challenged out there (like me), we have the runner pick-up lines (stolen from the RunnersWorld marathon forum):

"Can you see if I'm pronating?"
"Where did you get those cool Nike Frees?"
"I thought this run would wake me up but I guess I need a Starbucks coffee"
"I see that you're not wearing a ring, is that because it interferes with your GPS signal?"
"Hey, your pace or mine?"

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Quote of the Week

"I'm never going to run this again." - Grete Waitz after winning her first of nine New York City marathons

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Stupid Legs

I haven't run much this week due to various injured leg parts. I put in 5 miles on Wednesday in 51:57. The next day the medial side of my left knee was extremely sore and stiff, and the ever-present medial shin splint in my right leg didn't feel great either. I've missed two runs since then. I'm already registered for the Houston Rodeo 10K, but at the rate my legs are going I don't know if I'll be able to run it. I'm also behind already on my Pfitz 12/55 training for the marathon in Reno. Good times.

Quote of the Week

"We can't all be heroes because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by." - Will Rogers