To have a good race at A1-A, you HAVE to still feel good at this point, this is where it's important to begin the fight to get home on time.
26.2 Of all the things I could have been concerned with, a stomach issue late in the day wasn't on the list. I remember an old guy running next to me near the half/full split, asking if I was going to continue on to finish the full marathon. After answering "Yes" he harped all over sharing … Continue reading Miami Marathon 2018
8 miles. I went to the bridge midday to roll through miles. More importantly, to roll through what I didn't execute properly in the effort to run well in Sunday's A1-A Marathon. April Flynn was there, she looked to run AND ride on the bridge. That's a training day! I was happy to do what … Continue reading Thinking it thru
7.5 miles. I came and found only a few cars in the lot, but everyone there had already started a warmup. I ran a lap in the parking lot, it was high 60's with a nice breeze from the east. Teresa, Kathy, Mark Cudak, and another gal started with me. I wasn't going to chat … Continue reading Tuning for the noodle
30 miles - Time, to revisit riding! I haven't done this jaunt in two months at least, and our main street, Northlake Boulevard was repaved. I like to start early so as not to get much traffic and especially to not be mixed in with the Christ Fellowship church traffic in or out. I started … Continue reading Wind and wheels
8 miles - After announcing at the Love Run in JD State Park, I wanted to do some sort of run for myself. A1A Marathon is next week, let's simulate what that will be like. It's expected to be 71 at the start next week and a high of 81. This is typical for our … Continue reading Stress test
5 miles. Our new thing. We wait for the guard to open the gate. I arrive at 5:45 am and do warmup laps in the street, so the running can begin once I jog from my parking spot to the track. Today was 69 degrees and no wind. I felt good, ready to go but … Continue reading Cloudy time
6 miles We get to the high school earlier than 6 am now, the new "plan" is to arrive at 5:45 am, park near the entrance gate, and do the warmup jog on Alton. That worked today, I ran with Gary and Seth for a little over a mile. When the guard arrived (a tad … Continue reading Is it 6 am yet?