Switched to heavier shoes (boots) to get a better workout.
It was a cloudy day and my phone seems to have had a hard time finding the GPS satellites, so the track file is a little wobbly since my location was not being precisely plotted.
Working on endurance. Nice to break double digits again. Been awhile...
Brisk pace for 2 hrs.
1 hr fitness walk.
2 hr power walk.
I just couldn't get into the workout due to low energy, so I cut the walk short.
10 clicks and change.
5 miles fitness walk.
Afternoon energy crash caused me to cut my walk short.
Fitness walk (4.94 miles recorded on 3/13/17 plus 2.1 miles unrecorded about a week prior on a different walk w/o GPS)
Only 3 long loops. Just couldn't get into it.
Fitness walk to build up endurance.
Fitness walk to build endurance. Last 3 miles were tough since I am still not in the kind of shape I used to be, but I was determined to hit 15 today.
Fitness walk to help build up endurance.
Long, brisk fitness walk to build up endurance. Still not in tip-top shape, so it was 4 hours of Heaven, Hell and a Near Death Experience, lol.
Long fitness walk to build endurance. Brisk pace, last lap was a cool down.
Fitness walk. A light drizzle kept it cool for about 30 mins, but then the bottom fell out and I had to stop due to rain. Got soaked.
LSD (long, slow, distance) fitness walk. Light drizzle kept it cool and allowed me to get into the zone. Felt good to break double digits again - it's been awhile since I've taken some long walks.
Fast paced fitness walk.
Went to the park with my daughter and walked a few laps while we were there.
Weekly summary of daily fitness walks.
1st of 2 long walks on this day (different locations).
Went walking at the park with my 13 yr old son. It was hot and he's not used to walking long distances, so he was spent after 5 miles.
Track file looks weird because I started and ended my walk at a place on Jones Rd where I dropped my car off to get my oil changed. It was close to Matzke Park, so I walked up to the park, did some miles while my car was serviced, and then walked back to pick up my car.
Nice and cool. Legs a little tired from the previous day, but was able to get in 2 hours.
Unable to walk the day before due to rain, so walked a little farther to make up some of my weekly miles. Nice and cool. Felt good. Started drizzling just as I finished.
Had to cut my walk short after the rain moved in. At least I was able to get an hour of exercise in.
Shutdown by rain just after one lap. I was hoping it would clear, but left after it looked like it was going to stay this way for awhile.
Very warm (87 degrees). Nice day, but a little on the warm side for a long walk.
Just couldn't get into the zone for a long walk, so cut it short after 4 miles.
Short, but sweet. Couldn't have asked for a nicer day - sunny, blue skies, 76 degrees.
10K on a picture-perfect Spring Day in NW Houston.
Clouds and wind kept it cool. I felt good. I planned to do 10 miles, but stopped at 9 because my back started aching.
A warm day (87 degrees) made it uncomfortably hot, so I ended my walk early.
Strong crosswinds kept the temperature down, but also added an interesting dimension to my walk. Dark, ominous clouds threatened my hike from the time I started, but I was happy to get a few miles in before it started to drizzle.
A very light mist kept the temperature cool and kept me in a peaceful zen-state.
I wanted to do 10 miles, but my legs were tight and I hit the bonk point at 6. Not enough gas in the tank...
Fast pace workout. Trying to build up my endurance.
I've started using the Map My Hike app to track my urban workouts, so I will try to upload the track files here.
I decided to start walking more regularly, like I used to, so I went back to my old neighborhood park and did 6 short laps on a beautiful Spring day. I was pleased to see three new exercise stations along the trail.
New Year's Resolution = To Start Hiking Again And Get In Shape!
Did 10 laps at the park and realized how heavy and out of shape I am, lol. Felt good to be exercising again, though.
12 short, brisk-paced laps on a very humid day.
Went back to my "old" neighborhood park to get some exercise after the rain had stopped. 10 short loops at a brisk pace. Very humid. Finished just in time before the rain resumed.
Late afternoon stroll with my girlfriend.
Hit the park to do 10 short loops at a brisk pace. Trying to work off the extra weight I've put on since I've cut back on my hiking and trying to get in better shape.
10 short loops at a brisk pace at my neighborhood park.
8 short laps at a brisk pace around my neighborhood park. Had to stop because of bad weather.
8 short, brisk-paced laps at my neighborhood park.
2 hours at the neighborhood park (12 short laps). Nice, but slightly windy day.
One hundred minutes of brisk walking at the park (10 short laps). Still sore and tight from the long walk the day before.
On my way to the New Orleans Mardi Gras next weekend where I plan to hike a big chunk of Tammany Trace with my girlfriend, so I decided to do some LSD (long, slow, distance - ;that is, 20 laps) at my neighborhood park to prep my body and joints.
Working on my pace. 8 brisk laps around the park.
Endurance training - 20 brisk paced laps at my neighborhood park on a beautiful day in NW Houston.
6 short loops at my neighborhood park with my GF on a beautiful day in NW Houston.
My usual 10 short lap training workout.
10 short, brisk laps at my neighborhood park.
12 short face paced laps around my neighborhood park. Hamstring feels completely healed now. :-)
10 short, brisk laps around my neighborhood park. Fast pace to work on cardio.
Working on my fast pace. 10 brisk laps at my neighborhood park on a sunny, but cool day in NW Houston.
I haven't exercised in awhile and was feeling fat and out of shape, so I did 10 laps at my neighborhood park on a cool but sunny day in Houston.
12 short laps at my neighborhood park on a cool, overcast day in Houston.
8 laps at my neighborhood park on a cool day.
Still recovering from a pulled hamstring, but steadily improving my endurance. About 40% now. 10 laps at my neighborhood park on a nice day in Houston.
After getting banged up and pulling my right hamstring last weekend at the 10 mile Tough Mudder mud obstacle course, I was finally able to walk around a bit. I did 5 slow laps at my neighborhood park on a beautiful day in Houston.
Long, brisk walk at my neighborhood park.
10 brisk paced laps around the park.
10 quick-pace laps around my neighborhood park on a sunny, beautiful day.
7 brisk laps @ my neighborhood park.
Walked briskly for an hour at my neighborhood park.
Beautiful day for a long, brisk walk at my neighborhood park.
18 short loops at my neighborhood park on a hot/humid day.
Lots of rain in Houston... Weather was cooler, but wore my Frog Toggs to be safe. 10 short laps made it a sauna suit and zapped my energy.
12 short loops at my neighborhood park. Started off nice with some light drizzle, but when the sun came out it became too hot and humid to continue.
15 short loops before it started sprinkling.
Low energy today. Did 12 short loops before flaming out and hitting the "bonk" point as dark, threatening rain clouds moved in.
102 degrees and high humidity in NW Houston made 15 short loops wearing sweat pants, long sleeve shirt and hat especially brutal...
10 short loops. Got rained on so I stopped.
20 short loops at my neighborhood park.
10 short loops at my neighborhood park. Very hot and humid.
Still breaking in my new boots. 15 short loops at my neighborhood park.
10 short loops on a very hot and humid day in Houston. Dark clouds moved in so I moved out.
More miles to break in my new boots for my summer hike. 20 short loops at a brisk pace on a hot and extremely humid day in NW Houston.
The rain finally broke and the weather cleared in Houston, so I decided to go to the park and break my boots in a little more. 15 short loops.
It was a beautiful day in Houston, so I decided to break in my new hiking boots by doing 20 short laps at my neighborhood park in preparation of my upcoming Colorado Trail hike this summer. I felt great!
15 short loops at a brisk pace at my neighborhood park. Cool day with a nice breeze and cloud cover.
10 short loops @ my neighborhood park on a drizzly day in Houston to get some fresh air and get my blood moving.
Beautiful day in Houston, so I decided to get a little exercise at my neighborhood park.
A little exercise and fresh air at my local neighborhood park.
Nice, clear, cool day in Houston. 14 laps around the park to get my blood moving.
Beautiful, brisk, clear day in Houston. I did several laps at my neighborhood park and felt out of shape, lol. I cut it short because it was in the mid-40s and I wasn't dressed warm enough. I took my GPS with me this time for amusement.
I took advantage of the improvement in the weather and did a few laps at my neighborhood park. Some puddles from the previous day's rain, but nice and cool.
Took advantage of the improvement in weather and had a nice, brisk walk around the park.
A couple of hours of exercise at my neighborhood park.
Long exercise walk around my neighborhood park to help prepare me for an upcoming West Texas hiking trip.
Walked several laps in the late afternoon to get some exercise.
I walked numerous laps to get some fresh air and exercise.
Matzke Park is a relatively new park that has a long looping trail. There is a shorter loop and a longer loop. Within the loop are sports fields and a large playground for kids.