October 16, 2017

Did 2.0 miles

I completed my 2.0 miles, but I relearned a lesson about eating before I leave for running; I had two or three rolls about an hour before I left for running, and I didn't feel very good during the first half of the run. I was tempted to abort the run, but I stuck with it and completed the distance. I did, though, walk most of the last half-mile. It was warmer than yesterday, the temperature being in the low 60s (F).

October 14, 2017

Back to 2.0 miles

Judy and I both did 2.0 miles today, in the early afternoon. I think I'm getting stronger, and I'm getting used to the 2.0 miles. At least, I feel stronger. The air temperature was in the low 50s (F), a bit colder than previous days. However, it's supposed to get warmer tomorrow and the first part of the coming week. There was quite a bit of sun during my run, and the sun felt good!

October 12, 2017

Rest run today -- 1.5 miles

Today was my rest run, and I did 1.5 miles. The temperature was in the mid 40s, and there was lots of sun, which felt good. On Saturday, if all goes well, I'll be back to my "normal" of 2.0 miles.

October 9, 2017

And, another 2.0 miles

I did 2.00 miles again today, following the route I used two days ago. I felt good most of the run, but I got tired on the way back and walked the last 0.2 miles. I think it's time to switch to heavy/light running to give my body more rest. Since I did heavy (2.0 miles) today I'll do light on Wednesday and do 1.5 miles. The 0.75 mile marker is used by the cadets at the Police Academy, and it will be a good turn-around point for me, as it is for the cadets.

There was a gusty north breeze  today of about 5 mph that kept me cool on the way out, but I got hot on the way back because the breeze went away. It was nice, though, to not run/walk against the breeze. The air temperature was in the mid 50s (F), and the sun felt good.

October 7, 2017

Another 2.0 miles

My wife and I were out earlier this morning. The sun was up, but the air temperature was in the mid 40s (F). Quite a few people were on the path this morning, hoping, I guess, to catch the lower early morning temperature. There was a 20 mph headwind on the way out, and that wind kept us from sweating. It was hard, though, to run and walk against the wind; on the way back, the wind was a tail wind that made walking and running easier.

The leaves are  changing color and starting to drop. The following picture is from the web.



October 5, 2017

Increased my distance to 2.0 miles

I did my run a bit earlier than previous runs, so I would be finished before dark. I felt fine, so I went to the tunnel under 106th South and then returned to my car, a distance of 2.0 miles. The temperature was in the low 60s (F), and the sky was partly cloudy. I felt fine during the run and didn't feel dizzy.

October 3, 2017

Did 1.95 Miles Again

My wife and I left home about 10 am and repeated our runs of me walking and running, and her walking. The temperature was in the low 40s (F) when we left and in the low 50s when we returned. I didn't get dizzy during the first half of the run, and I felt pretty good at the turn around. On the way back, though I got slightly dizzy after I sat down for a break and then got up. The fact that I felt strong during the first half and then got weaker as the run progressed, means, I think, that I need to eat more breakfast before I run. However, I need to have at least an hour after I eat before I begin my run. Today I had two slices of bread, butter, and honey before I left home.