Saturday, August 31, 2013

Turtlehead Lake, Palos Heights

Long run with Maria and Andy. Humid, and it poured at least twice during the run, but at least if felt good other that the soggy feet. Finished with 201.9mi for August beating my monthly PR of 182mi!

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Argonne, Waterfall Glen

Hot run at the Glen. I took it to Big Bertha(125ft hill) and maintained a 8:30 pace! Felt strong today despite the heat. Shootin for a Monthly PR, 200 miles in August, just need to do 19 on Sat.


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Chicago Lakefront Trail

Andy and I on the Lakefront Trail. Great day for a long run! I was surprised that mile 19 was my fastest because I felt like I was struggling. We saw lots of tri-athletes biking on Lake Shore Drive, what an inspiration!

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Argonne, Waterfall Glen

Tough run at the Glen in the 84° heat. First four miles under 8:30, then Big Bertha(120ft incline) did me in at mile 5, then finished off in the 8:40s with the last mile at 8:36.

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Chicago Lakefront Trail

On the Lakefront trail with Carm, Maria and Andy. They were doing their long  for their marathons in October. It is amazing how many people are training for the marathon on the Lakefront trail, lots of CARA and Fleet Feet groups.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Country Lane Yellow Trail West

Another nice afternoon trail run. Andy and I on the west portion of the Yellow Trail today. Encountered a lot of people on bikes. I still say I would rather run up the hills then struggle with a bike on the hills.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Turtlehead Lake, Palos Heights

Carm, Maria, Andy and I at Turtlehead Lake for their long run. Nice cool morning!

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Country Lane Yellow Trail

Tough trail run, 84° and humid, my heart rate was almost 10% higher than the last run on the same trail.

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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Chicago Lakefront Trail

Perfect day on the Chicago Lakefront, sunny breezy and in the 50's! One of my favorite top 5 places to run, Chicago's Lakefront Trail, Central Park, NY, Run to the Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska, Hermosa Beach, CA and the Yellow Trail, Palos Park, IL.  Andy's long run, Jim and I just going along for the FUN run!

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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Swallow Cliffs 8mi Loop

Andy and I at Swallow Cliffs, nice morning run on the trails!

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Argonne, Waterfall Glen

Tough run at the Glen, the Roasted Giardiniera Chicken and Martini at lunch certainly didn't help. The GU at the 4mi mark help settle my stomach and Big Bertha at the 5mi mark made me pay the price for my lunch time indiscretions.

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Country Lane Yellow Trail

Took advantage of the cooler temps, nice run on the Yellow Trail!

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