UjENA FIT Club Posts
Saturday, February 28th, 2015
Finally able to run outside along Boston Marathon course. Sad when 18 is considered warm.
Sunday, February 22nd, 2015
Ran 184 loops around an indoor track resulting in 20.4 miles.
Sunday, February 15th, 2015
Did 30 minutes with free weights at the house. Really need to create a "snow shoveling" category! lol
My buddy who lives in New Hampshire is trying to convince me that snow shoveling, snow blowing and cutting wood is helping him get ready for a spring marathon. Richard Stiller 2/16/15 8:04 am
You guys are really getting hit. On the other side of the country, it is going to be another 70 degree day out here. At least 10 degrees warmer than usual. I will take it. Stay warm.Bob Anderson 2/16/15 9:28 am
Saturday, February 14th, 2015
Ran 18.25 around indoor track, thanks to the snow outside.
That must have been a lot of laps! But what can you do?Bob Anderson 2/16/15 9:30 am
Sunday, February 8th, 2015
Ran 6.25 miles around an indoor track I found. Better than a treadmill or the snow.
I've been running (5 miles is my max.) on an indoor track too (16 laps to a mile) not the best, but it helps maintain some running form. Brad Chatfield 2/8/15 8:13 pm
16/mile would be kind of tough! Fortunately mine is 9/mile with banked curves and is in a beautiful facility that has lots of glass that overlooks the snowy woods outside. It's also the training site for the Boston Celtics. Roger Wright 2/8/15 8:33 pm
Be careful with banked indoor tracks. They can screw up your hips, back and legs unless you reverse directions halfway through. Plus you get to play chicken with other runners.Richard Stiller 2/9/15 7:45 am
Thanks; I know 16 (banked) is so short (27-28 sec. a lap). The one I ran on in Hays, Ks. was (10). In Texas It was 7/mile; it was 3 lanes around 3 indoor tennis courts. As we know everything is bigger in Texas. Brad Chatfield 2/9/15 1:55 pm
I ran 5 miles on an indoor 20 laps to the mile highly banked track located upstairs in the Seattle Athletic Club. I could barely walk the next day. I reversed directions every mile but it didn't help.
Richard Stiller 2/9/15 2:17 pm
Sunday, February 1st, 2015
Was finally able to get 7.25 miles outside.
Saturday, January 31st, 2015
Ran 6.25 on treadmill. Hopefully able to run outside tomorrow...
Thursday, January 29th, 2015
Ran 1 mile outside (-3!) and the remaining 6.25 on the treadmill.
Sunday, January 25th, 2015
Ran 14.5 through snowy streets.
Lots of snow back east I hear. We have not gotten any rain out in Northern California for the whole month of January. Stay warm. Are you still on pace for 2015 miles?Bob Anderson 1/26/15 8:37 am
I would say I'm jealous of no rain but I know it's a bigger problem out there. In the snow dept. supposed to get 2 feet over the next 36 hours plus another storm later this week! Right now I'm at 159.25 miles (not counting today) so I'm right on pace. That said, the snow is really going to screw things up so my mileage will be suffering this week. Roger Wright 1/26/15 1:39 pm
My buddy in New England cowered in his house until his wife shamed him into running. Richard Stiller 1/27/15 3:15 pm
Seriously? My wife gave me strict orders to not even THINK about running outside! lol Roger Wright 1/29/15 3:34 pm
Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
Planned to run 6 but kept going for 10 in my quest for 2015 miles in 2015.
I like your goal. 2015 miles! That 5.5 miles per day average. Bob Anderson 1/20/15 9:24 am
Thanks Bob. Right now I'm just shy of 6 miles per day but obviously only 20 days into it. Just signed up for a 100 mile race in New York City (June) and plan on quite a few marathons so hopefully I don't get hurt (knocks on desk). Roger Wright 1/20/15 9:33 am
Getting in some long races like 100 miles will help rack up miles as long as you don't miss a lot of days afterwards. You can do it!!!Bob Anderson 1/20/15 10:01 am
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Check out my video on my profile!Roger Wright 3/23/14 2:20 pm
Each year I make a video for one marathon to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis. This is my 2014 Boston Marathon video. http://youtu.be/3AsQjx1lxLURoger Wright 3/23/14 2:21 pm reply to comment
Wow, bombs just went off at the Boston Marathon! Fortunately Bob and Mike should be ok. Roger Wright 4/15/13 12:35 pm
talked to bob, they are OK. he said it went off just about the time when michael crossed the finish line, bob was waiting for him.Waitman Gobble 4/15/13 12:52 pm
richard, latest news is cell phone service has been intentionally shut down in boston.Waitman Gobble 4/15/13 2:41 pm reply to comment
Check out my video on my profile!Roger Wright 4/13/13 8:29 pm
Inspirational, Roger. Hopefully, this will encourage others to get out there and keep moving.Gary Funck 4/14/13 6:51 pm reply to comment
Is it me or is the Fit Log messed up? Looks like Sunday was repeated from last week to this week (of all the weeks to move my LSR from Sunday to Saturday! lol) and there is no Saturday listed. Roger Wright 11/7/12 1:56 pm
Something did happen but our webmaster is getting it fix. Be sure to keep us informed of any situations we need to fix OR improve! Thanks BobBob Anderson 11/7/12 1:59 pm reply to comment
Yesterday, after hearing the NYC Marathon was cancelled, I wrote this in defense of my running friends on Facebook who had received abuse from both strangers and friends.
My thoughts on the NYCM.
First, I can completely understand the negative sentiments regarding the New York City Marathon (NYCM) being held. Hurricane Sandy was a horrific disaster that obviously affected millions of people to a degree that will never be forgotten. I am 100% certain that there is not ONE runner who does not have compassion for everyone affected by this storm and it's effects. If there is anyone that doesn't care, even non runners, then they are not human in my eyes.
Life is complicated and every day we are faced with decisions that are not easily made. And some are beyond our control. Having been given the OK to run by Bloomberg and the NYRR, the runners of the New York City Marathon found themselves in a situation that they really didn't have control over. "Damned if you do and damned if you don't".
The NYCM is the largest marathon in the world with approx. 50,000 runners. And because of it's size and prestige, runners come from not only every state in this country, but this year, approximately 20,000 came from other parts of the world to run it. For most of the runners it starts as a dream, turns into a goal, and becomes a non wavering commitment. They ran through blood sweat and tears, sun, rain and possibly snow, day and night, dusk to dawn, just to run ONE race.
I was not registered to run this year's race but I do have many friends and family that were. I can tell you that every one of them is actually feeling a sense of relief right now that the race has been cancelled.
The runners in this year's race are not selfish, evil, uncaring, apathetic or any other degrading term that they have been called this week. If you believe that, then you should be ashamed of yourself. Relatively new to the sport of running, I immediately found runners to be some of the most caring people in the world, with a large majority raising millions of dollars and awareness for charities throughout the world. And if you think it is easy to spend hours, days, weeks and months soliciting donations from friends, families, coworkers and strangers, then I sincerely encourage you to try it. Trust me, it is MUCH harder than running 26.2 miles.
Hurricane Sandy is a tragedy that has few rivals in 21st century America and the victims will wear a scar on their life that will be extremely hard to ever remove. But I also believe that, to an obviously much lesser extent, that the runners of this race are also victims in one way or another. Roger Wright 11/3/12 6:22 pm
Richard Stiller 11/3/12 8:26 pm
What you have written says it so well. Thanks Roger for taking the time to share your thoughts. They are right on...Bob Anderson 11/4/12 5:04 pm reply to comment
Have you recoverd from Berlin? You are running the BAA Half this weekend!!! Have a good one....Bob Anderson 10/5/12 6:30 pm
Thanks Bob. Got back from Germany yesterday (incredible time!) so I just updated everything. Heading out right now for an easy 5-7 with running club so see how I feel for tomorrow's BAA Half. I don't expect much for tomorrow but at least it's supposed to be cool...Roger Wright 10/6/12 3:37 am reply to comment
Congrats! Roger you are our Ujena Fit Log winner for the week ending June 24. AND because you are a 2-star member, we doubled your winnings. $100 is on its way...it does pay to workout daily and to post daily at Ujena Fit Club...who is next? BobBob Anderson 7/2/12 9:40 am
That's awesome Bob, I am so excited that I finally won! That said, I actually win every week because this Fit Log does encourages me to work out everyday, even if it's just a quick mile. Thanks Bob, you really made my day! Roger Wright 7/2/12 7:29 pm
congrats!!!Shari Mernett 7/3/12 6:31 am reply to comment
Roger, did you do the half on the 18th. I didn't see your name in the results? Are you getting set for Boston?Bob Anderson 3/26/12 10:05 am
Hi Bob. Always nice hearing from you - thanks for the interest!. I ended up running the New Bedford Half at 1:57:29. About what I expected with a really bad hill for the last mile. Someone should tell them to run the race the other way! lol Finished my long run for Boston over the weekend. Ran from Hopkinton to the top of Heartbreak Hill and felt good. Did 1:57 at 13.25 which is good for me. That said, the 2nd half of Boston is obviously the hard part! Congrats on your Oakland Half! You seemed a little disappointed with your 1:31 but from my perspective I could only dream of a time like that! You're awesome! :) Roger Wright 3/26/12 2:07 pm reply to comment
Good luck on your News Year day 5k...Bob Anderson 12/30/11 9:37 am
Thanks Bob. Unfortunately I pulled my left calf running a few days ago so I have been doing everything else (spin, swimming, elliptical, etc) in hopes of a recovery. First race I have ever had to cancel. Hopefully it's OK before Miami Marathon in 29 days. Happy New Years. Roger Wright 12/31/11 11:19 pm
Sorry to hear this Roger...I hope you have a speedy recovery...be sure to get some massage!Bob Anderson 1/1/12 3:53 pm reply to comment
Good job Roger...blisters can be the worse. You can run faster and on to the next one. But I am sure you had a wonderful experience. I wished I would have been there with you! Good luck in Miami...Bob Anderson 11/6/11 6:25 pm
Thank Bob. Marathons are always special and obviously the New York City Marathon (NYCM) is one of the world's greatest. Regardless of my time, it was a great experience. I'm only 50 so plenty of time to improve!
BTW, thanks to this site, I recognized Marshall Ulrich at the NYCM expo and had a great conversation with him about his incredible accomplishments and my weightloss/marathon story. Both he and his wife Heather are wonderful people. Only at chapter 4 of his book (Running On Empty) but very riveting! Roger Wright 11/8/11 3:48 pm reply to comment
Hi Roger! I finally joined up. Glad you are liking it here. Knew it would be your cup of Boston Tea.Aneese Totah 10/4/11 10:23 pm reply to comment
I have always wanted to do a road relay and for some reason I never did one. Looks like you do several per year. They must be fun?Bob Anderson 9/26/11 10:21 pm
They are a blast as long as you have a team who accepts that it is more about having fun instead of expecting everyone to set a world record pace. You also have to accept that you MIGHT get 2-3 hours sleep for the next ~36 hours if you are lucky, that you will probably be running through the middle of nowhere in the wee hours of the morning with only a headlamp to guide you and that the van ends up smelling like a locker room within a few hours. And those are the good things! LOLRoger Wright 9/27/11 12:48 pm reply to comment
I just watched the new video you linked and I loved it!! Yes, happy tears again. I think what you have accomplished is truly amazing. Congratulations! Trish Tompkins 9/22/11 4:54 pm reply to comment