Tag: Running

  • Fitness Update: Mile sprints

    My first race of 2018 is coming up in a very short time: the PR Mile on Jan. 13. So this past week I got out and did a couple of faster mile runs.  If I want to beat my last year’s speed of 6:51 I will have to keep pushing, as I was running […]

  • Fitness Update:

    Heading into fall and getting a bit of a different focus. Keeping up with the bicycle miles seems to be the key goal from the beginning of the year. I put in 59 miles this week. Running, I’m at least keeping in the game again: one 5k run. On the strength training I stayed on […]

  • Fitness Update: On the Run

    Last week I finally got back into the groove of running. I made, by three-tenths of a mile over, the bike miles for August. I also started running again. two 5k distances during the week. Both slower than six mph average. So either I was taking it way too easy, or the lack of practice […]

  • Fitness Update: leisurely pace

    So this past week was a very leisurely week, and yet full and not necessarily resting. Going from LibertyCon to King’s Dominion, to a family reunion in Buffalo, to Canada’s Wonderland to Michigan’s Adventure, involves a lot of sitting in a car, and a lot of walking around the parks. But it doesn’t get in […]

  • Fitness Update: or lack thereof

    Today’s post is late because I’ve been feeling both off and lazy from the fitness perspective. Muscles fatigued with no exertion to explain. Sinus switch from weather switch. So I didn’t do much fitness workouts last week. The weekend was getting as much rest as possible. Which seemed to do some good, though not complete […]

  • Fitness Update: Midway Point

    What do I mean by midway point? I mean I have gotten through the first couple of races in the Kansas City Corporate Challenge — the 5K and the (modified) half marathon — and have one event at the track meet (don’t know which one yet), the triathlon and swim meet yet. Before the Corporate […]

  • Fitness Update: (Modified) Half Marathon

    Well, This past week I ran my second half marathon, sort of, but sort of didn’t. The Kansas City Corporate Challenge half marathon was scheduled for this past Saturday. The route started at the Southcreek Business Park and after a loop around there ran down through the Overland Park Community Park and the Tomahawk Valley […]

  • Fitness Update: Corporate Challenge 5K

    Last week reached its fitness culmination on Saturday morning at the Kansas City Corporate Challenge 5K. After completing the Progress Series of races, which included the Cupid 5K in Febrary with a time of just over 24 minutes, I went into the 5K with the intention of finishing in 24 minutes, yet feeling that I […]

  • Fitness Update: Swimming and tracking thereof

    Okay, this week I finally got back to the pool. I swam Monday-Wednesday-Friday and ran Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday. My FitBit Flex 2 did not track the swimming. I was certain I had set it for swimming when I got it, but when I looked up a manual online, it only mentioned the word swim once, and that […]

  • Fitness Update: Bicycle and sans Bicycle

    This week I intended to swim, but when I went down to my bicycle on Tuesday morning, intending to swim, the tire was flat. No problem, just pull out the pump and see if it holds air. Except when I attached the pump the nozzle attachment came off. So no way to fix the tire. […]