4 mi. Erica had been assigned 12 400m dashes by Stan, her coach. I said I'd do them with her, why not. The rest of the group was on Paul's schedule. We alternated directions and tried to put ourseves safely among them during our 400m intervals. It worked, only once did we have an issue … Continue reading On Stan’s Plan
3.1 mi A warm morning for John's first "real" 5k race. He did a 5k event with the scouts at the National Jamboree in 2010, but it was mostly a run, shuffle, jog, walk event designed to set a new record for youth 5k attendance. This was legit. The race was chip timed, kinda sorta … Continue reading Riverbend 5k Green Run
4 mi. A cooler than I expected morning meant I wore my heaviest grade cotton short sleeved t-shirt. I met Erica at her car, thankfully she confirmed, it was not a regular warm day. Sometimes the tree-surrounded Reback Track & Field is cooler than its surroundings! Paul called out a "nobody could've guessed it" set … Continue reading A token showing
2000 yards. I am not a swim coach, but I am very observant. I can through periphery, see what others are doing nearby in lanes on either side of me. I watch in particular, the faster folks. Sometimes I pull over and watch them approach the wall and swim away. I look for form, arm … Continue reading Straighten it out
6.5 mi. This is my signature as of late. Do a marathon, show up and run the bridge like it was nothing. It has been a full year since I started using Protandim. I have seen truly remarkable recovery since 3 weeks after beginning it's use. I know my body, I keep a good schedule, … Continue reading Benchmark
The weather predictions held true - a start with temps in the low 50s, and a good breeze from the NNW. I went to packet pickup Friday night with John and Erica, finding a nice place on Las Olas, Sushi Rocks for dinner. Thanks, Yelp! The drive down was me picking up Angie at Bed … Continue reading A1A Marathon 2013
2000 yards Today I started and swam as usual. I'm low maintenance, I hop in and just start going! As a result of using the same pool most times, I know about where on the wall I should be at each breath (every third stroke). When I start, I go pretty far for my 6th … Continue reading The stroke decay.
2000 yards. First swim in over a week, it was 5 out of 10 on the quality scale. I thought I'd hit one of the many aquatic centers in Australia, but I didn't put that together while away. I arrived in time to get a lane. I saw people milling about after I began, maybe … Continue reading In the Navy…
8 mi. Having flown in from Sydney all of yesterday, I didn't know what I'd have ready for a workout. I purposely didn't set my alarm, figuring if I need the sleep I'd take it, if I woke up in time I'd run, whatever happens, happens. I woke up at 2:30am completely done with sleeping. … Continue reading It feels so late?
6mi My hotel is located right near the Swan River. This puts me in a perfect place early in the morning to push out a great 6+ mile run and take some photos of Perth City. I went over the bridge first, putting me on the other side of the river with great views of … Continue reading Swan River, Perth, Australia