Archive for the 'Running' Category

I think Mount Rainier is Going to Erupt Soon

Monday, September 7th, 2020

At 10:00 pm tonight, I was on the last mile of my run. I approached an elderly couple at a bus stop and the wife jumped out in front of me. I swear, she was not even four feet tall. She was amazed and tickled at my ankle running lights and asked me all about […]

I Need a Break

Sunday, August 16th, 2020

I’ve been running straight for the past 4-5 weeks now, doing 6 miles max on Sundays, (3-4 miles/runs, 2 weekday runs), under keto, and it’s going well. I’ve had a shit ton of house projects this weekend, cleaning the dining room and bird cages. I’m not running tonight, and will probably not run this week. […]

It’s Time to be Honest With Ourselves

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

Lack of a goal to work towards (i.e. official races) screws me up. I need that structure, I need a goal. I’m not training for anything right now, and “just because” isn’t enough to motivate me. I’m doing 7-9 miles per run, 20+ miles per week, but there’s a lot of Pokemon Going during that […]

Quarantines are the Best Thing Ever!!

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

Oh man, the air is so. clear. I can feel the difference in my lungs! I’ve been back up to 21-22 miles a week since everything started. The roads and trails are empty! I started a new remote job back in November, so I’ve been WFH already. I’ve been taking advantage of this opportunity. Basically […]

This Should Be Fun!

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

I haven’t given any races my money yet. Paying attention to the WuFlu situation. I’ve basically spent my days reading scientific papers about it. It’s gonna come here. Stockpiled food, pet food, coffee, and TP just in case. This should be fun!

So What Have We Learned This Year?

Sunday, December 29th, 2019

Things we have learned: Running on keto is possible. A performance hit is there, but it’s not that terrible the better fat-adapted I am. I wasn’t (at Iron Horse) as fat adapted as I thought I was. Performing on keto is a whole different ballgame from just being on keto. Whether I can get back […]

Yes, I’ve Read the Art and Science of Low Carb Performance

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

I just started a new job, but I never say no to meeting recruiters because free coffee. I met up with a new recruiter and the subject got on keto and performance. He apparently is not only also a keto believer, but his sport of choice is stair climbing. Seriously, there are competitions where people […]

Captain Jack’s 12K Treasure Run Report

Sunday, October 27th, 2019

Hey, I came in third in my age group again. 1:11:45, 9:37 pace! On keto! This was a combined 5, 10, and 12K race. Holy crap, it was cold out there. So freakin’ cold. 39 Fahrenheit at the start. I took running pants with me in the car, but felt confident it would warm up, […]

Pre-final Run Report

Saturday, October 26th, 2019

This is the night before the final run of the season. I’ve worked my way up from 12 miles per week up to 18. Pace has been anywhere from 10-11:30. Legs and muscles are sore afterwards as always. I really have to be religious about post-run stretches to keep things under control. Not worried about […]

Iron Horse Half Marathon Report

Sunday, August 25th, 2019

So. First half marathon under keto. Went ok, but not good. Two out of three standard goals were met: 1) Don’t die 2) Finish 3) Don’t walk. At around mile 7, I stopped for about a minute to take down a decayed Pokemon Gym. Again at mile 10 water station, I had to walk for […]