From 6 to 200 MPH

Saturday, July 21, 2012

San Francisco Marathon - Last LSD!!!!!

Last Monday, I ran 15 miles, last LSD before the SFM. .  The run is to find out if I am fully recovered from my injuries and to test the SUPERfeet insole I bought from Sport Chalet.  The orthotic insole is too expensive that  I decided to test  the SUPERfeet.  The guy from Sport Chalet, who is a runner and physical therapist,  helped me find the correct insole.

1. Except the pain/tightness on my right shoulder, I felt great.
2. Plantar Faciitis - the SUPERfeet insole is fantastic. No pain on my fascia and on my knees.
3. Blood  Pressure Before: 80/70;  HR: 59
4: Blood Pressure 1 hr After: 135/83: HR: 95

1. SFM will be my 8th marathons within a year and will meet the Marathon Maniac requirement for silver membership.

2. Run the First Half in 2:15 - 2:20hrs
3. Run/jog/walk the 2nd Half and cross the finish line under 6 hrs.

San Gabriel River Pathway at 6:30 am. It's a favorite venue of cyclists.  The path is from the San Gabriel mountain to the Ocean at Seal Beach.

Not easy to take pictures while running.   
On target of my goal to finish the SFM First Half in 2:15 - 2:20hrs

End of the LSD.  Few feet from home and a mile from the Path..


  1. Looking good, Arthur. Glad those Superfeet insoles are working ... I have a friend with foot problems that I will recommend them to. Best wishes in the SFM.

    1. Thanks, TLSR! Hopefully, my foot and knee problems are history.
      Just make sure that the insoles set perfect on the arch and shoes.

      Best wishes on your first full mary.

  2. Glad to know you are feeling good except for your shoulder. Do some light stretches(include massaging too) on it every now and then. Your plans look okay to me. Good luck on your SFM. I know you can do it. Wishing you all the best.

    1. Thanks lakay Joe! My rotator cuff problem been with me since I was 55 years old. Playing racquetball and lifting weight aggravated it.

      Good luck and take care!

  3. Hey, things are looking better for your injuries. You have a good plan for the SFM. We are rooting for you!

    1. Thanks, Kepa! Felt good coming to this race(SFM). Regardless, will take it easy and enjoy San Francisco's scenery.

      Take care!