My first run since I was sick in January 2017!
July 27, 2018
I took the first run of the rest of my life after being sick back in January 2017 this morning. Call my form Japanese Slow Jogging or Zombie Shuffle–the Cliff Young Ultra Shuffle?–but this is where it starts.
I’ll be back to an 11 or 12-minute mile by the end of summer, inshallah! All the erging and kettlebell swings and walking have done wonders for my getting back on the road and not having my lungs and heart being my limitation. Strava did a great job of carving my run out of all of that banking so my score looks a little better with a 17:11 pace instead of a 24:00 or 45:00 pace!
|7/26/2018||3.06 mi||52:42||17:11||841||53 ft|
Huzzah! After 3 miles, I took the 16A bus home. Don’t want to burn out on my first day. Plus, I want to do some erging, some swinging, some TRX, some kettlebell workouts, and some and, push-ups, and some calisthenics (side-straddle hops!). Without killing myself. Also, hydrate and stretch!
Also, today was the maiden running voyage of my Nike Zoom Pegasus 34s.
My History of Running
I was a runner back in high school after the unlimited heavyweight class guy I was practicing with sat straight down on my single leg takedown. I dropped out and spent a lot of time at the chiropractor and physical therapist clinic until I was healed. After that, I took to the roads. I started running from my house in Kaimuki, around Diamond Head via Diamond Head Road, and then down to Kaimana Beach and Sans Souci Beach. Generally, I would jump into the water, take a swim, get back, dry off, and then run home. I kept on running into college, before and after rowing Crew. I continued running through my 20s and then into my 30s, though they were splotchy years. Back in 2011 I started doing a lot more riding and walking than I had been doing. It looks like I started running again in February 2012–lots of running and a lot of cycling on my amazing, single speed, Surly Steamroller.
Really Started Back in 2013
I don’t know what happened to me back in 2013 but I really took to running again, here on Columbia Pike in South Arlington. I think I took back to it for for my mental health! I think I was also in shape again as the result of some serious personal training and time at XSport.
When I Trained for a 5K from Couch to 5k
This was really fun to find over on Garmin Connect when I was using my Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS watch (you probably don’t remember these). But this is super-fun to look back at.
|2013-05-28 12:47:15||Couch to 10k; W1D2||1.57||236||28:32:00||18:14|
|2013-05-29 20:46:56||Couch to 10k: W1D3||1.85||300||30:13:00||16:20|
|2013-05-30 18:32:32||Couch to 10k: W2D1||1.83||275||31:36:00||17:16|
|2013-05-31 20:20:25||Week 2, Day 2 of Couch to 10k||1.85||327||39:58:00||21:36|
|2013-06-01 19:18:24||Week 2, Day 3 of Couch to 10k||1.75||300||31:08:00||17:50|
|2013-06-02 15:44:06||Week 3, Day 1, Couch to 10k||2.35||350||35:56:00||15:23|
|2013-06-05 12:00:42||Week 3, Day 2 of Couch to 10k||1.79||277||32:12:00||17:58|
|2013-06-08 18:37:36||Week 3, day 3 of Couch to 10k||1.97||470||30:40:00||15:23|
|2013-06-09 12:07:20||Week 4, Day 1, Couch to 10K Training||2.02||326||33:49:00||16:40|
|2013-06-12 16:01:55||Week 4, Day 2 of Couch to 10k||2.48||369||43:30:00||17:39|
|2013-06-14 18:29:29||Week 4, day 3 of Couch to 10k” training”||2.27||354||37:44:00||16:36|
|2013-06-15 12:29:37||Week 5, day 1 of my Couch to 5k” training”||2.76||446||55:23:00||20:06|
|2013-06-16 19:06:34||Week 5, day 2 of my Couch to 5k to 10k training||2.89||425||1:08:28||23:43|
|2013-06-19 20:37:40||Week 5, day 3 of the Couch to 5k to 10k training||2.53||404||42:55:00||17:00|
|2013-06-22 10:10:22||Week 6, day 1 of Couch to 10k||2.53||372||42:40:00||16:53|
|2013-06-23 12:08:58||Week 6, day 2 of couch to 10k||2.08||327||43:00:00||20:41|
|2013-06-24 17:20:36||Week 6, day 3, couch to 10k||2.52||370||46:31:00||18:26|
|2013-06-26 18:29:00||Week 7, day 1 of my Couch to 5k to 10k||2.24||331||44:27:00||19:50|
|2013-06-28 21:15:16||Week 7 day 2 of my Couch to 10k went well||1.92||284||32:18:00||16:48|
|2013-06-30 16:03:54||Week 7, day 3 of Couch to 10k using 10k Runner” and it was smooth”||1.82||270||31:33:00||17:18|
|2013-07-01 19:06:12||week 7, day 3 of Couch to 10k||2.27||338||39:21:00||17:21|
|2013-07-02 16:52:57||Week 8, day 1 of my couch to 10k training||2.52||361||42:20:00||16:49|
|2013-07-04 19:00:26||Week 8, Day 2, Couch to 10k||2.52||355||40:58:00||16:17|
|2013-07-05 19:29:36||Week 8, day three of Couch to 10k||2.82||395||46:35:00||16:31|
|2013-07-06 19:25:05||Week 9, day 1 of Couch to 10k||3.21||459||56:59:00||17:39|
|2013-07-08 17:49:43||Week 9, day 2 of couch to 10k||3.81||543||1:06:01||17:19|
|2013-07-09 16:32:14||Week 9, day 3 of my couch to 10k||3.12||437||48:38:00||15:36|
|2013-07-10 19:15:49||Week 10, day 1 of my couch to 10k||4.14||587||1:10:01||16:56|
|2013-07-12 16:12:37||Week 10, day 2 of couch to 10k||4.18||609||1:03:29||15:11|
|2013-07-15 20:09:17||Week 10, day 3, couch to 10k||4.52||625||1:15:12||16:39|
|2013-07-22 20:29:34||Week 11, Day 1||3.85||546||1:01:27||15:59|
|2013-07-23 20:13:01||Week 11, Day 2, Couch to 10k||3.08||422||47:23:00||15:22|
|2013-07-25 20:41:58||Week 11, day 3 of Couch to 10k||3.06||437||45:41:00||14:56|
|2013-07-27 20:55:48||Week 12, day 1, Couch to 10k||3.4||495||49:40:00||14:35|
|2013-07-29 20:42:08||Week 12, day 2, couch to 10k||3.71||579||52:54:00||14:16|
|2013-08-02 18:30:28||Lost Dog 5k Series||3.14||482||43:08:00||13:45|
And Then Another Renaissance in 2015-2016
When I moved in with my girlfriend at the time, Betsy, I took back to running as a way of keeping up with her (she was 10 years my junior) and because we were living la vida loca and I needed to try to keep my weight down. But I had so much fun and I did a lot of 5ks and did some running with her.
|Date||Distance||Duration||Pace||Cal||HR Avg.||Elev. gain||Notes|
|7/10/2015||2.11 mi||32:53:00||15:35||588||0||91 ft||So great to be back at it?|
|7/10/2015||2.21 mi||36:20:00||16:25||643||0||213 ft||Renaissance!|
|7/11/2015||2.17 mi||38:15:00||17:38||668||0||219 ft||Not quite to to running? Walk it!|
|12/29/15||1.68 mi||28:51:00||17:08||507||129||144 ft||Around Roosevelt Island!|
|1/10/2016||1.46 mi||25:33:00||17:28||447||127||62 ft||Lap two!|
|1/10/2016||1.52 mi||27:11:00||17:50||474||120||137 ft||Nice lap. Another?|
|1/16/2016||2.96 mi||53:28:00||18:04||931||120||190 ft||Smashing fun run.|
|1/31/2016||3.92 mi||1:15:26||19:14||1304||131||209 ft||I love running the National Mall.|
|2/7/2016||2.19 mi||41:09:00||18:48||713||122||246 ft||Starting up an old habit: commuting by foot: running, walking, lumbering! Huzzah! Feels so good!|
|2/7/2016||2.22 mi||41:46:00||18:49||781||130||114 ft||So nice so smooth. Second runs always lack the kinks and aches. Was so nice and mostly downhill!|
|2/8/2016||2.31 mi||44:59:00||19:30||838||131||108 ft||Dorking it out with hi viz vest, sock gloves, and a balaclava!|
|2/9/2016||2.23 mi||41:53:00||18:47||786||122||91 ft||Lovely late night run home in the snowless cold.|
|2/9/2016||2.20 mi||43:07:00||19:34||803||129||242 ft||Nice run. Got sunny. Liked it. With it. Endorphins. Faster! Quicker!|
|2/10/2016||2.17 mi||43:51:00||20:13||817||124||216 ft||Totally head-winded!|
|2/28/2016||2.99 mi||48:28:00||16:13||930||127||147 ft||My fastest in years!|
|3/6/2016||2.68 mi||45:46:00||17:02||859||126||124 ft||Slow but sure|
|3/12/2016||4.07 mi||1:05:28||16:06||1240||130||344 ft||Four Courts Four Miler race. That’s a hill! Fun little 4-mile race. almost dead last but it’s still me out there must doing it!|
|4/1/2016||3.32 mi||46:19:00||13:57||910||135||32 ft||My first of 5 5ks, the Crystal City 5K Fridays series. My apps failed so I needed to update with a manual edit.|
|4/25/2016||2.72 mi||53:47:00||19:47||988||129||118 ft||Nice and slow but apparently sideways.|
|4/26/2016||2.17 mi||35:12:00||16:12||665||125||114 ft||Not fast but pretty sweet!|
|4/29/2016||3.33 mi||54:56:00||16:28||1035||129||285 ft||Fastest? My fastest, I mean? #cc5kfridays|
|5/4/2016||2.33 mi||1:03:36||27:15:00||1152||117||242 ft||Walked it.|
|5/4/2016||2.19 mi||38:24:00||17:33||716||0||95 ft||Slow and late.|
My next renaissance is now, the Summer of 2018! Amen, amen, amen!