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Profile: Angela Robinson Thursday, 4/27, 2017 5:06 am
4.5 easy
Profile: Todd Morimoto Wednesday, 4/26, 2017 7:52 am
8:23 Easy Taper for Big Sur. Did a few hills then ended with 3x0.3mi with last mile at marathon pace (7:11).
Profile: Roger Wright Tuesday, 4/25, 2017 12:53 pm
Ran an early (12-1:30 AM) 7.5 miles on a track with my friend Henry who was running for 24 hours for a charity.
Profile: Bob Anderson Monday, 4/24, 2017 9:49 am
Ran five miles yesterday at just under 8:30 pace. I need to get in more miles...
Profile: Heide Unger Sunday, 4/23, 2017 10:18 pm
I did it! Blisters on my blisters! Marathon accomplished!
Profile: Todd Morimoto Saturday, 4/22, 2017 11:58 am
Two part run: 1) 5.1 miles to SJ Fit - easy 2) 3.5 miles from SJ Fit in heat of day with hands full with two shirts, jacket, hat and long sleeve in heat - fast pace with last mile in 7:11's. Soreness gone - felt good.
Profile: Eldon Regua Friday, 4/21, 2017 12:17 pm
Post Boston, EZ 20 minutes on treadmill yesterday, some body weight exercises, light stretching & jacuzzi...
Profile: Todd Morimoto Friday, 4/21, 2017 7:56 am
Easy Recovery Legs still sore, especially running downhill.
Profile: Roger Wright Thursday, 4/20, 2017 3:50 pm
Ran 8 miles this morning at an easy pace and 2 miles of intervals at track workout this evening.
Profile: Todd Morimoto Thursday, 4/20, 2017 7:37 am
Easy Recovery Legs sore. Fever broke. Felt better. Slow ramp up for Big Sur next weekend.
Profile: Eldon Regua Tuesday, 4/18, 2017 8:37 pm
"Suck it up, it's Boston"...one of the many posters which resonated with me while running this tough, warm Patriot's Day Monday from Hopkinton to downtown Boston. If you need another race on your bucket list, this is the one! Those of you privileged to qualify and run it can attest to this...
Profile: Roger Wright Monday, 4/17, 2017 3:05 pm
Ran the Boston Marathon course starting at 4 AM with my friend Heather. Finished and went to a Red Sox game.
Profile: Roger Wright Sunday, 4/16, 2017 7:02 am
3 mile shakeout run in Boston with Bart Yasso. Very tough not officially running.
Profile: Bob Anderson Friday, 4/14, 2017 7:33 pm
Good luck to everyone running Boston Monday. I just love this marathon. Here in Mexico at 5000 feet getting in a few miles. Will be back Sunday.
Profile: Eldon Regua Friday, 4/14, 2017 5:31 pm
EZ 3.6miles..to loosen up...taper continues...
Profile: Heide Unger Thursday, 4/13, 2017 9:14 pm
Hiking, Harvey Bear Ranch
+reply by Kat Powell Friday, 4/14, 2017 4:34 pm
Great day for a hike. Enjoy!
Profile: Todd Morimoto Friday, 4/14, 2017 7:23 am
8:20 Taper Progressive faster with finish at half marathon pace from 10 mi/min to 6:41 mi/min.
Profile: Roger Wright Thursday, 4/13, 2017 6:31 pm
Ran 10.5 miles this morning. Did track workout tonight for 3 more miles.
Profile: Roger Wright Thursday, 4/13, 2017 2:50 pm
Ran 10.5 miles.
Profile: Eldon Regua Thursday, 4/13, 2017 9:51 am
From 4/12- Stamina- 15min WU, Cruise Intervals, 4x880w2minRI, Med-Hard 3X220w60secRI, 15min CD. Smooth and easy. Keep the legs fresh and fast. Mental now for Boston. "Hay is in the Barn."
Profile: Todd Morimoto Thursday, 4/13, 2017 7:48 am
7:48 - Boston taper Tempo 2 miles warmup 1x3 miles temp (7:06 6:53 6:44) - progressively faster 2x0.3mi at 6's Breaking in new Kinvara 7's for race. Slight drizzle.
Profile: Todd Morimoto Wednesday, 4/12, 2017 8:00 am
Boston Taper Easy with some hills and finish with 4x0.3mi marathon pace (7's...bit fast on last mile).
Profile: Eldon Regua Tuesday, 4/11, 2017 10:10 pm
Strides-10X25sec, w/60sec RI at 6:20/mile pace down to 5:50/mile pace. Build sprint workout. ...Getting anxious having not performed a double digit run in past week... Boston taper continues...
Profile: Roger Wright Tuesday, 4/11, 2017 8:20 am
Decided to tag along with wife to her job and ran 9.5 miles back home to my job.
Profile: Todd Morimoto Tuesday, 4/11, 2017 7:55 am
6:19 Intervals warmup 1.4mi 2x1mi 3x0.5mi with last at 2:56 cooldown .25mi Taper --- feeling fast.
Profile: Roger Wright Monday, 4/10, 2017 8:16 pm
30 minutes weights/core, 1 hour spin, ran 2 miles.
+reply by Bob Anderson Tuesday, 4/11, 2017 7:52 am
Mixing it up.
Profile: Todd Morimoto Saturday, 4/08, 2017 12:05 pm
8:11 Stanford Dish Run - Hills of 1145 gain.. pushed the uphills and downhills with fast 3/4 mile lap on track. Legs felt good with heart rate in threshold - good run for Boston with rolling hills. Taper....
+reply by Bob Anderson Tuesday, 4/11, 2017 7:52 am
You are going to be ready for Boston. Good luck. One of the best races in the world.
Profile: Angela Robinson Sunday, 4/09, 2017 8:33 am
First "run" with my Boy. He surged ahead then stopped to walk, but we made it a whole mile! Hope there is a "next time"
+reply by Bob Anderson Tuesday, 4/11, 2017 7:51 am
So cool. First of many...
Profile: Todd Morimoto Friday, 4/07, 2017 7:36 am
8:24 Easy Hills with 4x0.3mi at half marathon pace (6:40's) Tapering.
Profile: Eldon Regua Wednesday, 4/05, 2017 3:07 pm
Tapering for Boston. Why taper the last 2-3 weeks prior to the race? The idea is to wind down, heal any damage and start building reserves and strength to get to the starting line in Boston the best possible shape. Today was my last Fast Finish Long Run(FFLR). First 6.8miles EZ, then next 4 miles at 7:52/mile which is about my target pace, 8min/mile in Boston, then cool-down for remainder of run.
+reply by Heide Unger Wednesday, 4/05, 2017 11:33 pm
Have a great run in Boston! You are inspiring!
+reply by Bob Anderson Thursday, 4/06, 2017 10:10 am
Sounds like you are going to be ready. Wished I was running. You feel like a rockstar running Boston. At least my son and I felt that way... Good luck and keep us posted!
+reply by Kat Powell Thursday, 4/06, 2017 4:01 pm
Ran Boston for first time in my life at age 65 last year. Did not taper like you are doing, but never really trained at high mileage anyway. You are very precise in your method. I just run for health: stress relief, weight control , therapy, and because I'm addicted. Have an awesome time in Boston with all that positive energy, and remember to high-five the kids on the course!
Profile: Roger Wright Thursday, 4/06, 2017 9:30 am
6 very wet and cold miles.
+reply by Bob Anderson Thursday, 4/06, 2017 10:20 am
Is the weather going to be good for the marathon? Are you running?
+reply by Roger Wright Thursday, 4/06, 2017 1:45 pm
Forecast says 41-59 with AM showers which looks ideal! Unfortunately I didn't get an invite this year but running a marathon the week after in Las Vegas. Next year for sure!
Profile: Angela Robinson Wednesday, 3/29, 2017 5:41 pm
1.5 mi warm up, 3x1 mi hard w/ 2 min recovery, 1+ mi cool down. Total 6.2 miles.
+reply by Bob Anderson Thursday, 4/06, 2017 10:21 am
I like mixing it up like this too. Good job!
Profile: Todd Morimoto Thursday, 4/06, 2017 7:28 am
7.46 2 miles warm up 6 miles temp at 7:03's marathon pace breaking new kinvara's for marathon - bit stiff.
+reply by Bob Anderson Thursday, 4/06, 2017 10:21 am
Sounds like you are going to be ready. You are getting in lots of solid workouts.
Profile: Todd Morimoto Wednesday, 4/05, 2017 7:34 am
Easy Warm up Hills Finish with 4x0.33mi at 6 to 6:20's Tapering...
Profile: Todd Morimoto Tuesday, 4/04, 2017 7:30 am
Warm up 1.25mi Intervals 1x1mi 1x1200 2x880 2x440 Cool down 1200
Profile: Eldon Regua Monday, 4/03, 2017 10:07 pm
Boston taper - Following a 2mi warm-up, 3X880 w/90s RI, 2x440 w/90s RI, then 2mi cool down...stretch, foam-roller...
Profile: Todd Morimoto Sunday, 4/02, 2017 9:01 am
8:29 Ran easy to met run 360 and david then picked up pace for last 4 miles. Legs tired from yesterday. Breaking in new shoes - Zante's.
Profile: Todd Morimoto Saturday, 4/01, 2017 6:01 pm
8:25 Warm up 7 miles Fast mile Easy 2 miles Fast mile Easy 2 miles Fast 4 miles at marathon pace Hot on Guadulupe near airport.
Profile: Todd Morimoto Friday, 3/31, 2017 7:56 am
8:43 Easy with a few hills then ended with 4x0.3 mi. Breaking in new Kinvara for marathon.
Profile: Roger Wright Thursday, 3/30, 2017 8:54 pm
Ran 6 miles around new neighborhood in SC.
Profile: Todd Morimoto Thursday, 3/30, 2017 7:59 am
7:43 2 miles warm up 6.1 miles at marathon pace (7's) windy and rainy on way back. overheated with jacket and long sleeve.
Profile: Todd Morimoto Wednesday, 3/29, 2017 7:46 am
8:30 Easy hills with 4x880s (half marathon pace - 6:30's). Feeling good...
Profile: Eldon Regua Thursday, 3/30, 2017 10:03 am
20X440s @1:39avg. Need to work those fast twitch leg muscles in preparation for Boston. Some wind on the opposite numbered intervals, but needed to tough it out nonetheless. Could be a headwind starting out in Hopkinton, right?
Profile: Todd Morimoto Tuesday, 3/28, 2017 7:56 am
Intervals 1.25 warm up 3x1miles - 6:30's to 6:20 2x0.5 miles with last 0.5 in 3:00 0.7 mi cool down Taper week....getting ready for Boston.
Profile: Todd Morimoto Monday, 3/27, 2017 7:59 am
Yoga Tight from weekend - sore quad's and glutes. Taper week has started to Apr 17.
Profile: Roger Wright Sunday, 3/26, 2017 4:40 pm
Ran my usual 3 mile route
Profile: Todd Morimoto Sunday, 3/26, 2017 9:40 am
8:36 Hills of Lexington with last 2 miles faster. Taper begins for Boston in 3 weeks.
Profile: Angela Robinson Saturday, 3/25, 2017 3:00 pm
Last long run before Savannah. Taper time!
Profile: Todd Morimoto Friday, 3/24, 2017 7:44 am
8:35 Easy with some hills and finish with 4x0.25mi at half marathon pace (6:30-6:45's). Progressed to faster pace every mile as body warmed up. Focused on form.
Profile: Roger Wright Thursday, 3/23, 2017 3:22 pm
Ran a cold 10 miles.
Profile: Todd Morimoto Thursday, 3/23, 2017 7:46 am
7:54 min/mi 2 miles warm up 6 miles temp at 7:05's marathon pace 5s slower than last week...still bit tired from long run and hills on weekend --little over-trained.
Profile: Todd Morimoto Wednesday, 3/22, 2017 7:54 am
8:41 Easy Ran a few hills in the rain and dark. Finished with 4x0.25mi fartlek.
Profile: Heide Unger Tuesday, 3/21, 2017 8:54 pm
Back in the Saddle!!
Profile: Angela Robinson Tuesday, 3/21, 2017 9:27 am
45 minutes easy
Profile: Todd Morimoto Tuesday, 3/21, 2017 7:57 am
1.65 miles warm up 2x1miles 4x0.5miles Rain, headwind, and darkness....tired from weekend. Need taper next week for Boston.
Profile: Todd Morimoto Sunday, 3/19, 2017 10:29 am
9:15 with 1669 feet hills Ran up Lexington Dam then first big hill past it to Limekiln trail head. Legs tired from yesterday's long run. Had one gu and salt pill.
Profile: Todd Morimoto Saturday, 3/18, 2017 12:25 pm
8:20/min Long Run with SVMC in 3 parts: 6 miles warm up with small group 14 miles with main group - with some stroller pushing..pushed pace at end of this segment. 2 miles with Enoch up towards dam -- pushing pace. 2 Gu's and 3 salt pills - humid day...
Profile: Roger Wright Friday, 3/17, 2017 4:51 pm
30 minutes weight and core and 1 hour spin.
Profile: Todd Morimoto Friday, 3/17, 2017 7:55 am
Easy with hills Finished with 4x0.25mi fartleks... Used Newtons and focused on running form.
Profile: Todd Morimoto Thursday, 3/16, 2017 8:03 am
tempo 2miles warmup 6.3 miles tempo at marathon pace (7's)
Profile: Angela Robinson Thursday, 3/16, 2017 4:04 am
Intervals - 3x1 mile with warm up and cool down
Profile: Todd Morimoto Wednesday, 3/15, 2017 8:01 am
8:40 Easy with hills and fast finish with 4x0.25mi at marathon sub 7's. Used Newtons for form work.
Profile: Angela Robinson Tuesday, 3/14, 2017 10:44 am
Longer of 4.5 miles or 45 minutes easy
Profile: Todd Morimoto Tuesday, 3/14, 2017 7:59 am
warm up 3x1miles (6:30 6:24 6:19) 2x0.5 mi (1:32 1:28) cool down reduced mileage over weekend helped with speed.
Profile: Eldon Regua Monday, 3/13, 2017 8:58 pm
20X440 @ 1:39 or 6:36/mile pace w/90sec RI. Tough stamina workout in preparation for Boston five weeks from today...whew!
Profile: Roger Wright Monday, 3/13, 2017 7:53 pm
30 minutes weights, ran 2 miles, 1 hour spin, ran 1 mile.
Profile: Todd Morimoto Sunday, 3/12, 2017 10:34 am
8:55 Long Run Tired legs from the hills of Saratoga yesterday. Keep easy pace then met run 365 and David - for 4 miles, then tried to get constant pace back. Fog burned off then heat. Had gu at 12 miles, then water stop at mile 16.
Profile: Bob Anderson Sunday, 3/12, 2017 10:13 am
Got in 7.6 miles yesterday. Pushed a few of the miles. Getting ready for my 24th straight Carlsbad 5000 in a couple of weeks.
Profile: Todd Morimoto Friday, 3/10, 2017 8:03 am
8:52 Easy Run - keep HR in 130's.
Profile: Roger Wright Thursday, 3/09, 2017 4:39 pm
Ran 12.25 miles. Came home and ate bacon.
Profile: Todd Morimoto Thursday, 3/09, 2017 7:19 am
7:49 Tempo warm up 2 miles 6 miles at marathon pace -10 second (6:55 to 7:00) felt good...had to push at end to keep pace.
Profile: Todd Morimoto Wednesday, 3/08, 2017 7:55 am
Easy with fast finish for 4 miles Ran up to first hill of Lexington Dam then turned around and finished last 4 miles with Tony from SVMC. Easier running fast with someone -- the miles fly by.
Profile: Todd Morimoto Tuesday, 3/07, 2017 7:59 am
Intervals warm up - .75 miles 3x1mi 2x0.5mi cool down - 0.5mi Dead legs. Over trained. The two long runs are still in the legs. Need to back off a bit.
Profile: Todd Morimoto Sunday, 3/05, 2017 9:36 am
8.49 min/mi Run on tired legs. Had gu at 7.5 and salt pill at 12 miles. Struggle in middle miles. Tried 4x0.25mi at end but legs dragging. Still recovering from yesterday's long run.
Profile: Todd Morimoto Saturday, 3/04, 2017 1:10 pm
8:32 average Run with SVMC. Nutrition: coffee at start with Stinger waffle, mile 12 stinger gu, and mile 18 roctane gu with salt pill. Had steady energy throughout run. caffeine helped. Carried water and stopped once to re-fill. Had a few other breaks. Had 3x1mile surges throughout run and at end of run at marathon pace. Light mist and light rain with cool wind. Great run.
Profile: Angela Robinson Friday, 3/03, 2017 10:02 am
3.3 easy
Profile: Todd Morimoto Friday, 3/03, 2017 7:42 am
Cold, easy run with fast quarters in last few miles with slow jog between. Focus on form with Newtons forefoot strike. Jacket, sweats, cap, and gloves -- overheated.
Profile: Roger Wright Thursday, 3/02, 2017 5:39 pm
Took it easy and waked a mile
Profile: Todd Morimoto Thursday, 3/02, 2017 7:11 am
Tempo 2miles warm up in 10's. 6 miles at marathon pace (7's) Cold. Had wear jacket, gloves, sweats, and cap. Sunrise after a few miles.
Profile: Angela Robinson Thursday, 3/02, 2017 3:56 am
Speed drills
Profile: Todd Morimoto Wednesday, 3/01, 2017 7:11 am
Medium run It was cold and dark...tried to stay on lit roads. Wore gloves, sweats, jacket, and cap. I am working on endurance and need to build these mid-week runs longer.
Profile: Todd Morimoto Monday, 2/27, 2017 6:54 am
Core with Yoga Stretches Tight from long run yesterday...
+reply by Bob Anderson Monday, 2/27, 2017 10:30 am
I think mixing in Yoga is a very good idea. I should do it myself.
Profile: Bob Anderson Monday, 2/27, 2017 8:46 am
Got in 11 miles of running over the weekend. My leg is not 100% but it is getting close. Just hoping it stays this way. So great to be running again. I have gotten in a few miles but very slow.
Profile: Todd Morimoto Sunday, 2/26, 2017 3:33 pm
Ran with Run 365 for 4 miles in middle of run. Easy with water only. Hit some wall in at middle of run, but keep pace under 9 min/mile. I am trying to get body to run using fat -- depletion run on tired legs. Longest run in 6 months with weekly average at 60miles. Will build mileage upwards with these back to backs.
Profile: Todd Morimoto Saturday, 2/25, 2017 12:08 pm
Easy run with SVMC near Levi's stadium, home of the SF 49er's.
Profile: RODAH WANJIRU KARIUKI Tuesday, 2/21, 2017 7:16 am
Kisumu marathon
+reply by martin ngugi Friday, 2/24, 2017 9:44 am
your a great runner hope to see soon in the world record
Profile: Todd Morimoto Friday, 2/24, 2017 8:04 am
Easy along Vasona with a few hills. Added 4x0.25mi at end of run at around 6's. With Newtons focused on mid-foot strike and fast cadence and deep diaphragm breathing. Cold -- gloves, jacket, hat....
Profile: STEPHEN WANGAI MBIYU Friday, 2/24, 2017 12:47 am
Looking forward to travelling to Sweden as a prepare for a major marathon.
Profile: Heide Unger Thursday, 2/23, 2017 6:24 pm
Determined to reach my TAJI100 miles. Just a few to go!
Profile: Roger Wright Thursday, 2/23, 2017 5:34 pm
Ran an easy 8 with Ryan who will be running his first half marathon this weekend.
Profile: Todd Morimoto Thursday, 2/23, 2017 7:36 am
tempo - 1x5mi Feeling better at faster pace (7:19 7:10 6:56 6:55 7:00) - building to longer tempo
Profile: Todd Morimoto Wednesday, 2/22, 2017 8:18 am
Easy with 4x0.25mi at sub 6 pace...felt good to stretch it out.
Profile: Roger Wright Tuesday, 2/21, 2017 8:52 am
One of those "Gee, I feel pretty good - I think I'll keep running" days. Was going to do 6 but ended up with 9.5.
Profile: Todd Morimoto Tuesday, 2/21, 2017 8:00 am
Intervals - 3x1mi 2x0.5 with brief rest between sets.... Some rain and legs still tired...
Profile: kelly emo Sunday, 2/19, 2017 12:19 pm
Easy 3 miles.. I think I'm jinxed with Palo Alto double-- two years ago pulled a hamstring and this year caught a rough cold and i'm flying tonight to Tel Aviv, so I decided to sleep in... someday I'll master that race
+reply by Bob Anderson Monday, 2/20, 2017 10:04 am
We missed you Kelly. Have a good trip. See you May 14th in Pacific Grove, I hope!
+reply by kelly emo Monday, 2/20, 2017 3:36 pm
me too, safely in Tel Aviv now and feeling better, love Pac Grove!
+reply by kelly emo Monday, 2/20, 2017 3:36 pm
me too, safely in Tel Aviv now and feeling better, love Pac Grove!
Profile: Todd Morimoto Saturday, 2/18, 2017 1:55 pm
Lexington Run with SVMC Ran part way around Lexington -- light refreshing rain. Tapering for Double Race tomorrow.
+reply by Bob Anderson Monday, 2/20, 2017 10:05 am
Good seeing you yesterday at the PA Double. Congrats on a good race. How did you like your first Double? Bob
+reply by Todd Morimoto Monday, 2/20, 2017 11:28 am
I enjoyed the Double immensely. It gave me a challenge to run with many fast runners. The race was very well organized with well marked course and helpful volunteers at sign in and on-course. With the course change, I am amazed all the cones were out at every corner and path split. Every mile markers were painted on the mile and turn around points -- all accurate to my Garmin --well done. As my goal races are the half and full marathon, I will continue use the Doubles to work on my speed and endurance. I tried even splits, but the excitement and competition pushed me to run harder. Thank you for a great race.
Profile: Bob Anderson Friday, 2/17, 2017 3:19 pm
Good luck to everyone running our Palo Alto Double 8K on Sunday. Might be wet but we will make it fun. See you there. Start and finish at the Athletic Center near the PA Golf Course. New course this year since our last one is flooded.
+reply by Mike Fong Sunday, 2/19, 2017 6:16 pm
Thanks Bob. Today's was my first double race since I ran the one in San Jose back in '13, I decided to come back and try it again! I enjoy the camaraderie amongst the double runners, and the event was very well organized. Cheers!
+reply by Bob Anderson Monday, 2/20, 2017 10:03 am
Thanks Mike. Glad to have you back. We have a wonderful group and it is also fun to get together and Do The Double. Our next Double is May 14 in Pacific Grove.
Profile: Todd Morimoto Friday, 2/17, 2017 7:12 am
Easy Rainy and dark. Focused on form with high knees, midfoot strike, and quick steps. Used Newtons.
Profile: Heide Unger Tuesday, 2/14, 2017 11:53 pm
Nursing along on my bad knee. But my feet are doing better!
+reply by Bob Anderson Thursday, 2/16, 2017 9:26 am
You are our leader for women! Lots of races. See you Sunday at our Palo Alto Double 8k.
+reply by Heide Unger Thursday, 2/16, 2017 7:40 pm
Looking forward to it! See you there! Thanks!
Profile: Roger Wright Thursday, 2/16, 2017 10:14 am
Ran 7.25 with my running trainee Ryan on the dreadmill.
Double Road Race