5 mi. I knew I wasn't going to go hard, but people keep asking why I'm here. It's good to hear congratulations from friends on the A1A marathon. Most do only the half and many did PR best performances Sunday morning. 1 mi warmup jog 200m w/100m recovery 400m w/200m receovery 300m w/100m recovery 500m … Continue reading Even when I shouldn’t
29mi. This morning Charlotte debuted her fast new Transition Expert. It is white and carbon, a very nice scheme of color for the Specialized 2011 models. Chiara came with her new wheels, and uniform, too. We went to Bridge Road and back, not with a group but joined by a guy we've ridden with before, … Continue reading New bikes abound.
10.5mi. I ran the regular Saturday loop with Charlotte. We we in a slow pace right from the beginning, and we kept it the whole way, arriving back at the store at 7:50. Linda gave me a mention before the run for A1A results, as did a few people that knew or saw it in … Continue reading Getting the shout out
2000 yards. Before I trick myself into thinking I'm getting good, I have to really start kicking as a part of the workouts. So the workout delivered the requirements, kicking as part of every piece of the main set. Perfect weather, no rush, and my final day at Lake Lytal pool for a month while … Continue reading Add it in now
2000 yards. Recovery also happens in the pool! A friendly workout that allowed me to not kick but relax my legs to a light flutter was very welcomed. A very good day, water cooler than usual but easy to adjust to, it makes the drive to and from the pool easier to accept. I really … Continue reading Even the water helps
7 mi. I came at the regular time to do the regular routine. The first few steps in the parking lot were the slowest shuffle I could muster. It didn't hurt my legs, but everything was slow going. After two laps I met Gail, a new runner to the area from NC. That was good … Continue reading Recovering on the hills
26.2 mi. This was year 6 for the A1A race, I erroneously posted year 7 on Facebook. I had heard it was going to be a warm day to run, but in previous years I'd known it to be warmer, so I wasn't concerned about that. If all went well as I planned and trained … Continue reading A1A Marathon 2011
4 mi. Today was a lay back and show up track workout. I just want to approach this Sunday's A1A marathon with the freshest set of legs possible. I'll eat well for the next few days, hydrate, and not look to press the speed in the morning workout. Paul knew most were there and doing … Continue reading Right before the fray
2000 yards. With iPhone out of commission for the second consecutive swim, I just did 10 x 200 yards. It was a wonderful weather day, Walter did not join me for this. My goggles need a refurb, tehy fog way too easily now.
4mi. So just leave the front door and time a 2 mile out and back sprint? This was fun the last two weeks in lieu of the bridge run, and I believe this familiarization with the breathing and lungs necessary to do well in a 5k like event. I did 26:01 this week, negative split … Continue reading A new piece of speed