Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Oak Lawn Pavilion Indoor Track

5mi miles on the indoor track, didn't want to deal with the slush on the roads or mud/slush/mush of the trails.

RUN4NF

Monday, February 25, 2013

Danada County Trails, Herrick Lake

Beautiful sunny afternoon on the trails, but the trails snow covered from the 4" of snow from last week, tough going, felt like running in sand, but a good workout for the legs!

RUN4NF


Saturday, February 23, 2013

Running 4 Kicks, Palos Heights Loop

Nice morning run on the hilly Palos Heights 10mi loop. Tough workout on the hills! Good week for mileage 44.5miles.

RUN4NF

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Danada County Trails, Herrick Lake

Lunch time run on the trails. No ice or mush, nice hard frozen trail today!

RUN4NF

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

Argonne, Waterfall Glen

Tough, tough long trail run today with my friend Jim from work, the first loop was fine my average pace was around 8:40, the second loop was the challenge. Last week my wife and I decided to do weight watchers, I wanted to lose the 10lb that I gained over the holidays to improve my running. Problem is I didn't have enough carbs or protein before the long run and it hit me hard after the first loop. Thank goodness for Jim motivating me to push on. The moral of story be smart about what I eat before a long run!

RUN4NF

Friday, February 15, 2013

Danada County Trails, Herrick Lake

Lunch time run on the trails, I only had time for 5mi today, what I don't understand is why the 5mi felt just as difficult at the normal 10. I guess it is all mental...

RUN4NF

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

Danada County Trails, Herrick Lake

Lunch time run, very windy 25-30mph winds, trails had numerous long(100+ ft)  patches of ice that covered the limestone trails edge to edge, thank goodness for my pull-over spikes!

RUN4NF

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Oak Lawn Pavilion, Indoor Track

Ok, I admit it, I wimped out and ran at the indoor track. I don't mind the heat, cold, ice, snow or mud, but not the cold(<40) and steady rain. The indoor track has it issues as well, running in circles for almost an hour and half is tough mentally. After only running 16mi last week, I need to make up for it this week!

RUN4NF

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Lake Shannon, Fenton, MI

Visiting my brother in Michigan this weekend. Nice loop around the lake, a cold 3°, new low as far as temperature for  a run! I had planned on doing 2 loops but too cold!

RUN4NF

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Danada County Trails, Herrick Lake

Lunch time run was a real workout today. Frozen limestone trail + 4" packed snow = poor traction. No ice on the trails, just little traction, very little push off after each foot plant. Despite the footing it was still a fun run in the 30s with snow flurries!

RUN4NF

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Coutry Lane 5mi Loop x3

Nice trail run in 2" of fresh snow with Angelica, Maria, Andy and Jim. Ran the normal 5mi loop with the group, then Jim and I did the 6mi loop followed by another 5mi loop. A lot of slipping and sliding made for a tough run.

RUN4NF