Running Week In Review – 12/4/11

This is my first week back to “A Veteran Runnah”, since I decided that I need a separate blog from “One Foot In Reality”, which I share with TheWife. I was turning “OFIR” into a running blog and that wasn’t the intent for that blog. Therefore, here I am back on “A Veteran Runnah”.

I do wish I had used “” as my URL instead of “”. Oh well I will figure it out and do what I need to do to make that change. That way it will make it easier for people to find this blog.

For a change, I took my time and didn’t rush trying to get everything done the same day I decided to make the change back to “AVR”, so the move was a lot stressful than usual. I did decide to import my running related blog posts from “OFIR” and “Starting to Run Again”, so they are all in one place.However, getting a theme to play nice and work correctly was a very frustrating.

After trying with a couple of themes that had fatal flaws I wouldn’t live with, I gave up on the free themes. I just went with a stock Blogger theme and did some customizations to it. This one might not look as nice as the other two, but at least it works the way it is supposed to.

Okay enough of that – how did the running go this week?

Running This Week

In a word: GREAT!!! I have run and staying around the 9:00 pace I am trying for now.  I have really focused on landing on my forefoot.

Weekly Summary 12/4/11

I finished the week with 23.9 miles run and feel fantastic about it and even had a double work-out today. Hell I even did 2 weight workouts in the back of the garage and felt good. The thing is with me is not to do heavy weights, just the light ones, then I am more likely to go ahead and do it.


I got down to a low of 173, which is the least that I have weighed since December 2007 and even fit into pants that I haven’t worn since then. So I am psyched about my progress so far, especially the last month.


The right knee is coming around, it is bothering less and less, which is a great thing! My right Achilles tendon has been feeling tight, it stretches out, but otherwise doing fine.


I ran in my Saucony Peregrines all week. The more that I run in them the more that I like them. They have done well in a variety of surfaces, especially this morning when I running on trails that had a lot of frost and skim ice in places.

Blog Posts

Below are the post from last week:

  1. Running, Dogs and Trails – Part 1
  2. RunLog 11/28/11 – Easy Run
  3. RunLog 11/29/11 – Just Made it In
  4. Running, Dogs and Trails – Part 2
  5. Saucony Peregrines after 60 Miles of Running
  6. RunLog 11/30/11 – I Ran Anyway
  7. I’m Back! November 2011 Running Reflections
  8. Back to A Veteran Runnah and Why
  9. RunLog 12/1/11 – Just a Recovery Run
  10. RunLog 12/2/11 – A Just Do It Run
  11. RunLog 12/3/11 – No Shorts Today!
  12. Run to Race or Run to Run – Which Do You Do?
  13. RunLog 12/5/11 – Bond Brook Exploration
  14. RunLog – 12/4/11 – UMA Trails

Top Ten

Here are my top ten posts for the past week based on pageviews:

  1. Run to Race or Run to Run – Which Do You Do?
  2. Back to A Veteran Runnah and Why
  3. RunLog 11/9/11 – Longest Run in 4 Years
  4. Running 1984-1988 – The Glory Years
  5. I’m Back! November 2011 Running Reflections
  6. RunLog 11/22/11 – Beating A Cold I Hope
  7. RunLog 11/16/11 – Made it Around Again
  8. RunLog 12/2/11 – A Just Do It Run
  9. New Running Shoes – Saucony Peregrine
  10. What are Your Winter Training Plans?

The stats are a little off, because most of these were originally written this week at “OFIR” and transferred here, but next week it will be interesting to see what these stats look like.

Thank You

I would like to thank everyone who helped me decide whether I needed the separate blog for running or not your comments were invaluable to figuring this out.

No Winter is definitely on its way, just from the sound the wind is making in the trees.  have a feeling that wearing shorts for outside running is over until Spring. Oh well that is why I live in Maine to enjoy the four seasons – just have to dress differently – that’s all.

Have a great week and I hope that your runs and mine are all good next week.