26.2 - My fifth running of the tremendous race in Boston, this time it was held in October. The April version was delayed until Columbus Day as a result of all the covid virus mitigation efforts. I'll remember this as the "baby" Boston Marathon. The preparation for this one happened throughout our summer. And this … Continue reading 2021 Boston Marathon
6.25 mi. As a follow up to driving north to the Jupiter High School track workout last week, I did it again. Last week I ran with the guy group, really I spent most of the laps being towed around the loop. My legs and turnover haven't seen track running in over a year and … Continue reading New track things
8 mi. Today was a return to the Blue Heron Bridge. It wasn’t by design, but I seem to have positioned three challenging hill workouts all in the same week. Two days ago our group went to Jensen Beach. We have a 4 mile route on Skyline Drive that includes rolling hills and one steep … Continue reading Working up and up.
18 miles. It's me. I am the one. I used to get a good laugh out of running with my friends that sweat too much. I mean REALLY sweat, like leaving wet footprints behind on dry pavement behind you kind of sweating. That's me now. I don't know how or why this summer became the … Continue reading Summer of Sloshing
10 miles - Today was the "toe dip" in the waters of training for the marathon in the summer months. I wanted to test running a tempo having been semi off for two months from any organized schedule of running. I have experienced a few sore areas, my achilles on one side and upper hamstring … Continue reading Training begins for the Fall Boston Marathon
6 miles. To do a run with Daniel before his BQ2 race was my intent. He shouldn't have to go for these last few easy runs alone. We met at Sandhill Crane Park a few moments before 6 am. It was in the mid 60s and all dark. Sometimes the park lights are on until … Continue reading After & Before
Happy Finishers! I had a good trip to Northeast PA this time. The race went off as planned, with Saturday definitely being the better of the two weekend days to have registered for. More on the weather in a bit... Five of us traveled to this race. Maureen, Kim, and Judy were on the original … Continue reading 2021 Two Rivers Marathon Festival
11 mi. Today was the first real effort run since the A1A Marathon. The plan called for a 2 mile warmup, which at 4:50 am is a wake-up, then 3 miles at 10 seconds below goal marathon pace, a mile of recovery, the 3 mile thing again, and 2 miles of cooldown. John and Maureen … Continue reading Two 3 mile speed runs
The warmest year so far follows the best weather ever in last year's event. Year 16 in a row The race was happily a "live" event, the first in a year with over two thousand people in South Florida. The expo was a pleasant surprise, it was in the Galleria Mall at the former Neiman … Continue reading 2021 A1A Marathon
The workout called for 2 miles of warmup, which we did in the parking lot at 4:50 am. Then six one mile intervals down at marathon pace minus ten seconds. 400 meters of recovery between the intervals, then 2 mile of recovery running. One of those miles we did on the bridge, the final one … Continue reading 6 timed miles.