Defn: a human male displaying evidence of devolution - exhibits distinctive "caveman-like" tendencies. This man often dribbles in public places; cannot drink a beverage without spilling it on himself, the floor or someone else; may also run into objects like lampposts & bushes; has a definite "sloopish & short legged" running style that is slow and low to the ground, often resulting in the dragging of knuckles.

These throwback neanderthals, along with their questionable diet, should clearly be avoided.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Week in review 10/9 - 10/15.

Another 30 mile week - ended with a wimper, followed by an all around feeling of blah, groan and moan.  I hate it when I don't feel well.

Sunday (10/9) did 10 miles near home - took a few minutes off the previous time I did it - 2 weeks ago.  The (dirt) roads were a little snowy / muddy - the day before had snowed 6+ inches.  Kind of fun.

Tuesday (10/11) did another 10 miles - this time on the Santa Fe Trail - going North from Northgate (entrance to the USAFA) up to Monument and back.  Slugged away on the way up (gradual, but minimal climb), turned around at 5 miles and headed back.  Did 2 miles at a 7:15 pace, followed by 2 miles of recovery, then the last mile at 7:20.  Showing some signs of being able to maintain some sort of up tempo.

Thursday (10/13) only 3 miles due to lack of daylight - did a lap of Fox Run Park in Black Forest.  This is a nice place to run, lots of trees and well maintained trails - with some hilly spots in places.

Friday (10/14), another favorite place to run in Black Forest - Section 16.  Not to be confused w/ Section 16 over near Old Colorado City.  Did 2 laps of the 4 mile loop.   2nd time around my gut really started to go wonky.  Later that night and often throughout the weekend I was crawled up in the fetal position.

Total for the week was 31 miles.  4 weeks in a row of similar distance.  Just as I am about to try to ramp it up to 35 - 40 miles I come down with something that has kept me feeling weak, tired, w/ no appetite.  Starting to come around but this looks like it could be a low mileage week.

On a different note - New Zealand has made it to the Rugby World Cup Final, they will play France this coming weekend.  They will eat them alive.


  1. Go NZ - eat those Frenchies! You don't often see photos like that at a trail run though..... Hope the gut comes around for you - that sounds pretty sucky!

  2. Wait - that photo is not from a trail run?

    Avoid the bad sushi and get the gut well.