50mi/3mi run I was ready to go but not ready for cold when I showed up at 6am for the ride with Adrienne, Lanae and Lisa. They wanted to do 60-70 miles, I was ready for maybe 50. Works out good either way, if I don't do the longer miles I will get to run … Continue reading Strange feet
Month: March 2013
3000 yards. I wouldn't have thought of it that way. When I went to get my tires changed due to lousy performance, I sat in Starbucks and played online. I chatted with a friend who asked how far I swam this early in the morning, I replied, "My longest ever, 3000 yards." She replied, "30 … Continue reading Touchdown!
49 mi. I arrived at Loggerhead park, thinking the group would be waiting til it got light out to start. Wrong-O. Some familiar cars were there, but only Marty Frezza rolling around the parking lot on his bike. It was 61 degrees, maybe a chill too much for my arms, but I went short sleeved … Continue reading 50 the real way
16 mi. Most of the locals were racing the 37th Shamrock 10 miler or 5k. This left a diluted group to run the usual store route on a Saturday morning. I came ready for a perky, fast-paced distance run at 5am, running mile #1 in 7:40. Then I picked up the pace to below 7 … Continue reading Dilution makes for special moments
4mi. It's been a string of cooler track workouts that make for some speedy times, even post marathon for me. A few weeks in a row it's been beneficial to have a sweatshirt or long sleever on when we get to the track and stand around. Paul comes all bundled up in long sleeves, knit … Continue reading Outdashed
2000 yards. I get in the pool immediately upon arrival, even when I feel cold from the outside. Sometimes I'm tempted to go in the sauna room as I pass it dressed in a skimpy compression suit bottom. Today I had more goggle issues, like I should be loosening the strap and making sure the … Continue reading Slower than the norm.
7mi. It isn't often I can get a totally new person to show up at the bridge, do the whole workout, like it, and say he will be back! Barry Green, now enrolled in this year's Boston Marathon is that guy. He asked about it on Facebook messaging, so I let him in on my … Continue reading Helping out a first-timer
2000 yards - Really for me, a Monday morning is a tiring place to do a solo workout. And swim? not a fav activity. I have conditioned myself to use the time underwater for sorting of the mental debris, that works. This day, I became knotted in the ridiculousness of getting the slick as heck racing goggles … Continue reading The goggles suck out my eyeballs
10 miles - I did Erica's prescribed workout today in 55 degree cool weather. We started at 5:15am with threee sets of 8:00/7:30/7:00 miles, repeated three times. The final mile was to be hard with whatever we had left to offer. Artfest By The Sea was setup along A1A which meant the potential for obstacles … Continue reading Ten by threes
101 mi It came together like a last minute thing. Lanae said she was looking to up last weekend's 80 miler by doing 100. I said I'd try that, knowing and suggesting I like to leave and return earlier than most. Lanae suggested we leave at 5:15am, but on Thursday changed to include thee group … Continue reading Gut Check 101