2000 yards. It's getting easier. To show up, hop in and do a mile swim isn't a big deal anymore. I'm more efficient than a month ago, I am staying in twice a week conditioning shape, this is good! Most of all, while swimming laps I can think. It's quiet, no distractions, I'm able to … Continue reading Sorting it
Month: January 2013
The last time I ran a marathon in Miami, it was 2004. ING wasn't a sponsor. The race was maybe slightly larger than Palm Beach's marathon. That means 600-800 marathon runners, and 2500 half marathoners. The rain blew in at mile 16 that year, yielding some crazy conditions that included sidewards rain and wind squalls … Continue reading ING Miami Marathon
4mi. It was 61 degrees when I pulled into the parking lot. I took a nice iPhone picture of the Reback Track & Field sign, it is now well lit because of the new lights that make the parking lot look like daytime! Paul and John were joking back and forth about barefoot running, citing … Continue reading Different but that’s ok
Maybe 5-6 miles spent rambling around Riverwalk outside of the main restaurant and tourist area was enough of a jaunt for today. We had the trade show yesterday, again today, but getting out in 37 degree weather like yesterday was a must! And this time Jessica could join in, we each did solo runs yesterday. … Continue reading San Antonio again!
8mi. I took advantage of the hour of time difference to sleep until after 7am. I was sharing a room with Donovan, a new LifeVantage distributor from most times South America, originally New York, he's lived plenty of places! I left the hotel anticipating a snap of cold with the 36 degree posted temps. It … Continue reading 8 miler in San Antonio
2000 yards. Nothing out of the ordinary here, although I am noticing that when I first get in the water, I am acutely in tune with form vs. the end of the workout when my arms aren't in front of me as long. Today my benchmark lady swimmer was in her first lane, I chose … Continue reading Breast stroke winner
4mi. Not having been told or issued a request, Paul's workout was good for me this morning. Post Disney Marathon meant I wasn't going to aggressively blast through the intervals. I did well running the bridge on Tuesday, so that meant I didn't have to completely lay off any speed or scramble through the group, … Continue reading Some track-fed stride recovery
8 mi. Having run Disney just two days ago, this was another example of feeling good and coming for the Tuesday bridge run. My legs were not 100%, but I didn't have the soreness and limited stride I used to experience with marathon recovery runs. I ran two laps with John and Lanae, John then … Continue reading Post race hills – yup!
2000 yards. That clicking sound is me hopping in the pool after a marathon yesterday and really feeling good about stroke count. Lap #1: I cared enough about this to start counting it from the beginning. First lap - 17 strokes. Huh? I'm not that efficient - swim back. 18 strokes. I was deliberately gliding … Continue reading What’s that clicking sound?
26+ mi. I can say that any thought of Dave Masterson doing the Disney Marathon ever again was a surprise. In 2007, I did the Goofy Challenge. I thought the course was mostly back roads and service alleys, with too few of the miles spent in the parks where the supposed "fun" should be. This … Continue reading The *Magic* of the long run.