Monday, June 25, 2007

Back to the Grind

Time to get back to the grind of everyday living. Vacation was excellent! Spent a lot of quality time with my family as well as my friends. The major players of "F Troop" are pictured here. I also took the time to update the photo on my blog of my family at the same waterfall the previous picture was taken from. The week ended way too soon.

I was, however, very faithful to my training schedule. I had 4 runs scheduled for the week and was able to make each on of them. I really concentrated on taking it easy and enjoy the lite training week. All in all I did only about 20 miles. The highlight for the week of running was when one of the teenagers wanted to join me for a 5 miler. He plays football and thought it would be easy to hang with the "old guy". At a mile he asked when we stopped to rest. At 1.5 miles he suggested we cut the run to 3 miles. We did just that and had a nice 3 mile run at 30.18. He was sore and tired for 2 days. The young man said he enjoyed the running and asked me for tips on how to start his program. I gave him some tips and invited him along whenever he wanted a partner. It was fun to see the start of a new runner. I do have to admit that it was also fun for this "old guy" to show up the young teenager.

As anyone can see the scenery was "terrible". I took this picture just after hauling in a nice sized rainbow trout. For Charles, this is the tail waters of Stagecoach Reservoir.

I also want to mention my friend who ran with me in my "mini-marathon" completed the Coeur d'Alene Ironman, BIB 702, this Sunday. His final finish time was 14 hours 33 minutes and 31 seconds. He had hoped to finish in 14 hours, but there was considerable wind on the course. I was able to watch him finish on the live video feed. Man, do I love the internet!!!


Maddy said...

Welcome back! It looks and sounds like you had a wonderful time.

Doesn't it make you feel good to outrun the young ones? I am one of the oldest at my company (at the ripe age of 34) and I have invited some of the 23 - 26 year olds to some 5ks.

They haven't beat me yet!

I think it's awesome that you have inspired the next generation of running!

CewTwo said...

That does look wonderful! Stagecoach is a great place to fish. How big were they? were they a challenge to catch?

Wow! Thanks for the picture. Looks like it was a great tiem away!


MarathonChris said...

Welcome back - sounds like you had a really nice break. Cool that you were able to show up the "young guy" as well!!

Way to hang in there with the training!

sam said...

Sounds like it was a great vacation! Interesting to see fishing spots outside of the Carolina Coastal Waters! Way to go passing along the running bug!

And way to go to your friend on his Ironman. Amazing accomplishment!

ShirleyPerly said...

Glad you had a great vacation and the chance to induct a new runner.

And, yes, that scenery is just "terrible" ... so terrible I wish I could afford to have a third home in Colorado, just for the summers, though :-)

ShirleyPerly said...

PS - Congrats to your friend (didn't see a link to his blog). Any IM finish is a good finish as far as I'm concerned.