vrijdag 30 september 2011

Month total 1119

So, only 4 minutes behind schedule now.

Musical Interlude

59 min
Start 18.15
Ijsselstein circuit, first via the grass path then back via the Intratuin and Benschop. Mostly listening to music podcasts as mYpod doesn´t seem to be able to give enough volume for me to hear talk programmes when there´s passing traffic.

donderdag 29 september 2011

New Barefoot Frontiers

61 min
Start 18.15
Drove the 10 minutes roundabout road to where my last 'furthest run' ended and ran the continuation of the grassy path from there. Turned back after 30 minutes to be sure I'd be back home before dark.

Found the start of the Kerkepad which I'll probably take next time out that way and do a figure of 8 loop between Polsbroekerdam and Cabauw.

dinsdag 27 september 2011

Tuesday Trundle

20 min
Start 19.00

Brief jaunt out along the grassy path towards Ijsselstein before the sun went under.

maandag 26 september 2011

Joep's last morning run

43 min
Start 7.00
Half an hour with Joep in the morning and then a last circuit when I came home from Utrecht just before it got dark.

zondag 25 september 2011

Slow Sunday

36 min
Start 10.30, 18.30 and 20.30
3 short runs with the dog around the complex. Also had a walk on the beach in the afternoon but as it was warm and busy kept Joep on the lead and didn't run. Saw a hedgehog scuttling off into the woods on our last (almost dark) run.

zaterdag 24 september 2011

Saturday Saunters

31 min
Various short runs with Joep in between shovelling sand from the side of the house to the back (crosstraining...)

vrijdag 23 september 2011

Week total 250

Joep + Vibrams

44 min
Various start times.
Joep relaxing between runs. 2 dragonflies on my shoes.

donderdag 22 september 2011

Dead Early

56 min
Start 7.00
Rondje Benschop
Break at the cemetery.

dinsdag 20 september 2011

Early Wet Grass

34 min
Start 7.00
Grey morning, wet grass, Vibrams.

zondag 18 september 2011


116 min
Start 7.00
Furthest run yet in my exploration of the area. First through Benschop then left in Polsbroekerdam to the watertower and back via the grassy path I've run before several times before turning back. Ran in my Vibrams.

vrijdag 16 september 2011

Week total 260

Last Circuits with Joep

40 min
Start 10.30
Did a test run with my newly made socks-with-rubber-soles-glued-on but they weren't a great success. Went back to my Vibrams and did a few circuits with Joep till Peter arrived to take him home.

donderdag 15 september 2011

De Bol on the Lek

33 min
Start 8.00 this morning and 15.00 this afternoon
Drove along to a local scenic spot on the river Lek to try out a walk I'd read about there. Some of the path wasn't very suitable for running on with big stones making up the dijk, but the grass and sandy bits were great. Plenty of water for Joep to cool off in too.

woensdag 14 september 2011

Lost Day?

44 min
Start various times
(just counting up my week total and discovered it wasn't right - had forgotten to post Wednesdays runs...)

dinsdag 13 september 2011

Minimalist, minimalister

22 min Short run this mornng with a pair of rubber swimshoes I remembered I had in a bag with my swimming stuff. Since starting listening to the RunBarefotGirl podcasts I've been thinking (and doing) more about barefoot/minmalist running. The Vibrams are great at protecting my footsoles but worming my toes in and out of them annoys me. What I really want are ankle socks with rubber soles. Thes shoes are a bit too narrow in the toe so I'm modifying them...

maandag 12 september 2011

Vibram Day

47 min
various times
Had my Vibrams on all day and went for 3 meandering circuits with Joep around the complex.

zondag 11 september 2011

Sunday in the Shed

44 min
various times

Short runs with the dogs before and after delayed birthday visit/mini shedwarming party. First run was at dawn along the path I'd discovered had been flattened by the ditch dredger, making it possible to run on again for the first time in months.

zaterdag 10 september 2011

Open Monument Day

30 min
Start 7.00
Joep: "Huh? Portaloos? Usually I just pick a tree..."

Couple of running circuits at the start and end of the day. In between a fair bit of walking, strange to share the usually deserted complex with hundreds of visitors who came for this one chance for them to see what's behind the gates.