2020 A1A Marathon

This was the 15th running of this event, and it proved to have the best weather conditions of any previous year. The A1A race weekend was 3 weeks early, the result of swapping dates with the Miami Marathon due to the Super Bowl being in town. I was a member of the Colavita Team again, … Continue reading 2020 A1A Marathon

Fix it

I had three Hanson's Method SOS runs last week. Tuesday was running mile repeats at a 6:35 pace in 55 degree weather. That went well. Thursday was a set of two 4 mile tempo runs at marathon pace, separated by a mile recovery. That was done in 71 degree more humid weather. It felt considerably … Continue reading Fix it

The season is the reason

6 mi. Today was a run back into the training for Two Rivers Marathon Festival. I had been "off" for a week following A1A Marathon, this 6 mile easy run was next on the calendar. I ran in PGA National, my regular route. the weather when I began at 8:40 am was 55 degrees - … Continue reading The season is the reason

Bridge after race (again!)

5mi. Today was an important workout. The how-to recover from a marathon for me includes doing this Tuesday run to loosen up whatever was stiff and creaky, vs. allow my legs to be bound up for the rest of the week. I did receive an IV after the race, which restores lost fluids in a … Continue reading Bridge after race (again!)

2019 Space Coast Half Marathon

13.1 - This race and its logistics get easier each year. I know how long the drive to the start area takes, where to park, and the ins and outs of getting situated before the start. We had a big group at dinner and the photo of our team was impressive. I started with a … Continue reading 2019 Space Coast Half Marathon

Defend Against the Stupid

Tapering as a part a scheduled running plan allows a trained athlete to rest for an upcoming event. All of the hard workouts have been completed, this time is purposely built into the schedule with low mileage and non-challenging runs. As an event approaches, the routine of: run, run, run switches to: rest, heal, and … Continue reading Defend Against the Stupid

Five and tree quarters

5 mi. Today was a track workout. Our weather was good with a cool breeze coming out of the east. I did a slow warmup on Grandiflora Ave, my right side hip and glute area was not feeling right - too tight and slight soreness until I was warmed up. It felt good while running, … Continue reading Five and tree quarters