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Atlanta 2 Day Walk For Breast Cancer

It’s just 1 week until the Atlanta 2 Day Walk for Breast Cancer¬†October 15-16 in downtown Atlanta. My human has been walking almost every day to get ready for it. I’ve been to every training walk this year except the very first one. My human made it to every one!

Here are a few pictures from the Alpharetta training walk in August. He didn’t take the camera to the Sandy Springs walk. It was 12 miles and we did the whole thing together. That’s a long walk for these little legs. I’m glad he didn’t get pictures, those last 2 miles were pretty embarrassing for me. The human had to carry me twice, but only for about a 1/4 mile.

And here are a few pictures from the Stone Mountain walk in July, that one was 10 miles and I made the whole thing there too.


My human seem to have gotten a lot of pictures of me on this one. I’m not complaining.

Finally, check out the grand-opening of the Running Dachshund T-Shirt Store. We just started it today and we’ll be adding many more fun designs during October.

RUNDOXY is Here!

Well he did it. He went and got those crazy plates for the car. This would make it official my human is completely and totally crazy. BUT I must say I like his style.

Yes Dachshunds rule.

Yes Dachshunds rule.

The no tag view

Yes this has nothing to do with running or dachshunds for that matter but a lot of my friends wanted to see how I get to the running trails. Well I get there rather quickly thank you!

Me in the car...

Me in the car…

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Sunday Morning Workout

My sneaky human thought he was going to go out this morning without me. I know when he’s going out to run or walk. I’m a pretty smart dachshund. He left the car door open while he was getting all his stuff and I just jumped right in and got in the passenger seat. He mumbled something about me being too smart and cute and got my harness and leash. ūüôā

Lots of other dogs today. I guess Sunday is dog day on the Forsyth Greenway. I saw other dachshunds to. One was pretty big and very aloof. Wouldn’t even look at me. The other one was awesome. It was a wirehair and I wanted to go talk to him but his human was in a ¬†hurry to sweat.

The walk/run was super good today. It’s not so hot and felt real good. There were no aches and pains either. This was my second walk this week and my humans 4th so we’re both doing pretty good.

Now for a few tech goodies from the human.

splits080215New inserts in the Brooks Ghosts and they feel great. With all the foot problems it’s often hard to find the right combination but I think I finally got it. Holding real steady on the pace at about 15 minutes a mile. I can’t really walk much faster because my legs are just to short to get a longer stride. Heart rate is also pretty stable so next week I’ll try adding in some fartlek running to get the pace up.

I haven’t posted any stats in a while so here are today’s:

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Yes Mile 3 was kicked up a little with 3 segments of jog. The knee is holding up as well as the rest of the aging body.

Wet Roads and Slippery Slopes

Muddy Big CreekSaturday again and we’re out for a quick 4 mile cruise. The trail is slick, wet and in one section it stunk real bad too. I think the swampy wetlands part needs to dry out just a little the methane is getting thick. It was never the less, a great cool morning and everyone was having fun except that poor guy on the bicycle. The slick and slippery part took a¬†guy on a bicycle down. He came into a turn a little too fast and the wheels came right out from under him. ¬†He said he was OK but I think he’ll be pretty sore tonight.

Morning Sunrise on the GreenwayThe Forsyth County Greenway is such a great place to walk, run and bike and on the weekends it’s busy too. The parking lot was almost full when we got there at 7:15. Morning is also such a great time for unique pictures. I’ve gotta get my running partner (the human) to actually stop and take some good pictures. All these blurry, on the move pictures are always a little fuzzy because we’re always bouncing around. ¬†Here is a pretty neat one looking into the sunrise on the return leg.

It rained pretty hard overnight Friday into Saturday morning and Big Creek was running high, fast and exceptionally muddy. Typically it runs real clear and pretty but with a little too much rain in the area it can get real full real fast and it does flood a lot. We did stop for a second on one of the overpass bridges to take the picture above showing that wonderful Georgia red clay water heading for the Chattahoochee.

Here’s a short video of today’s walk.

Saturday in the Shade!

Racer Mode

Racer Mode

WOW! Early start and we hit the Greenway. It’s so nice to get back out with my human again. It seems like the knee is doing OK. I’m not a doctor, heck I’m not human but I knew I was in for a real workout when we blew right past the 5k turn around spot. We didn’t go a whole lot further but with 4 inch legs every step is important.

We did a 4 mile walk/run and I just gotta say I was one tired puppy. :–) Here’s an action shot of me. Note the ears are in the flipped back racer mode.

Cool morning shot

Cool morning shot

I was going to post a cool video of this morning’s run but the human had the Contour Roam camera in hi-def 1080p mode. When the camera bounces as much as I make it bounce all that great resolution just makes it jumpy and jittery. It’s so bad it could cause some people to have a kanipshun. Next trip out we will have the camera in sport mode at 720p and 60 frames a sec and be able to post some good video clips of my most awesome running style. For today, I’ve posted a capture from the cool shot of the early morning sun to our back.

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Getting Close

And one more picture of me getting pretty close as I did my famous (and annoying) rear crossover. It was a great morning. We both had fun, shed a few excess calories and made a few people smile and wave.

One note for all my friends on the Forsyth County Greenway. If you bring your dog out for a walk or run and they find it necessary to take a dump!!! Pick that shit up. There are bags and trash cans on the trail for you. It really is nasty to be running along minding my own business (at 4 inches off the ground) and suddenly find my nose 3 inches from a pile of Labrador poo large enough to get lost in.  I know you had to stop to do that, so tell your human to clean it up.

Now for a couple human tracking bits for all the stats junkies out there. Remember this was not a run! This was a walk/run (mostly walk for now) we both need to get back into top shape before either one of use do a full on run.

The Graph

The Splits¬†And yes the splits get better. We are stating out slow to make sure nothing gets bent out of position, all the joints are¬†warm and lubricated and everything is functioning as expected. The human seems a little tentative in his step… :–) but hey I can’t blame him, that time off was horrible and neither one of us want that again.

Until next time, happy running and remember life is completely different from down here.

Blown Knees Suck

It’s taken five months for the humans knee to heal. He’s made 3 trips to the greenway in 7 days and one trip to the treadmill.¬†4 miles each time.¬†Looks like we’re going to be getting back into moving around a lot more. Look for new posts starting next week with your favorite running dachshund!! Scarlett!¬†.

Sunglass Dachshund

Doggles make me happy

Sunny Sky’s Ahead

After 3 weeks of gloom it seems this coming Saturday, Feb. 7 will be a nice day. We’ll be at Fowler Park at 10:00am for a nice walk, hopefully with a crowd of co-workers from Agilysys to kick off our February Wellness Challenge. Directions are in the calendar post. Here are the details:

A walk with Agilysys co-workers as part of our February Wellness Challenge.

Everyone and anyone is welcome to join.

Walk one will be from Fowler Park South on the Greenway to the McFarland parking lot and back to Fowler Park.  This is a 7.5 mile walk. Participants can turn around at any point on the walk to shorten their personal distance. This will generally be a 3.5 mph walk pace and Scarlett will be along on this walk.

Walk two will be around the Fowler Park walking track which is approximately 1.5 miles. This will be a slower pace and Scarlett’s sisters Peanut and Dixie may be along for this one. This walk will also start at 10:00. The leader of this walk has not been decided yet so step up and volunteer!

See everyone on the trail!

Cold Week in Georgia

What a cold week this was. Getting out to do anything was pretty much not happening. Temps dipped into single digit territory and then the winds kicked up and we actually saw 8 degrees and -4 wind chill. That’s way too cold for any outside work. As a result we got a whole week of treadmill work but it’s better than nothing and while the dogs don’t enjoy it I have to stay active. This coming week looks to be above freezing and possibly a little wet but still good enough to get out at least once if not more.

Here is what Scarlett does when it’s freezing outside.

I need a blanket please

I need a blanket please

Below are some stats for last week. Even with the bad weather and motivation issues it still looks pretty good for the first full week tracking and back at it. ¬†Added in heart rate tracking Thursday¬†to help keep focus. The legs are coming back quickly as the Saturday workout showed I was able to split endurance and tempo evenly across the walk/run and the legs didn’t get hurt.

This week I hope to push past 20 miles and get the time down more. Still working on a overall goals post but having a little trouble focusing and defining the goal (I think I have too many)

Calendar view of exercise

Stats for the week of Jan 5

Heart rate zone

Hear rate zone stats.

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