4 mi. Track workout! Favorable conditions of 76 deg temps brought a bunch of people out I haven't seen in awhile. Adrienne and Lynn Mullins, they were at the bridge and now this, too. I arrived early, my thoughts lately have been why am I showing up, but I know it's good to stay engaged … Continue reading Like a dog running through tall grass
Month: August 2013
7 mi. I wasn't first, but the minivan parked next to me wasn't one I knew. I found Joe pulling in as I got ready to start the warmup - good thing! He always has stories and is good to laop the bridge with early. Lilia, Adrienne, Gary, John and Matt, Sharon Seabury, people kept … Continue reading Plenty of runners!
26 mi. I had the plan all set. I'll run 32 miles today as a long practice for TNF Endurance Challenge. I got a drink with EFS and Carbo Pro ready to leave in my car. John made 2 almond butter and jelly sandwiches the night before. I had the Garmin charged and laid out. … Continue reading Fail Forward running
8mi. I don't get to cruise all 6 miles of hills with John often, so it was neat to discuss his USAT Nats race and then do the last 3 laps listening to Matt Kakuk explain his bike woes. Tires, rims, and all that come with it. We kept a good pace, stayed cool in … Continue reading Pro escort
50mi ride/3 mi run It was just yesterday. It was based on experience, from February 'til now. And it came true! I said while running how there seems to be a pattern of weather for weekend workouts. And it wasn't isolated, I told a few people, got a few laughs, and kept going. The Saturday … Continue reading The prediction comes true
21 mi. Long runs in the middle of August make me question whether I have wisely chosen my races for the year. When you train for Boston, it's in the cooler months. This training for North Face Endurance Challenge has me out in the longest mileage weeks for the warmest two months of the year. … Continue reading Start it up again
5mi. So when we get more people to show up at track, we get that sneaky surprise of a mile-for-time? I haven't been a regular prior to IM Zurich, so I didn't know when the last mile dash was. I shouldn't complain, it is a fantastic measuring stick as to how you're progressing. Some do … Continue reading Sneaky, but maybe not.
7.5 mi. It has been a very long time, years, since I did a Blue Heron bridge run completely alone. Maybe a windy, rainy day before a hurricane? Today wasn't looking as if I'd be alone, Megan said she was coming via text and then changed her mind shortly thereafter. John Reback came first, once … Continue reading Almost alone
2000 yards - I like this conditioning shape I've attained by peppering in swims and spin classes to augment real road running and biking. So after I've woken up early to run the almost-empty bridge today, I do a quick turnaround shower and get on the street to drive to LA Fitness Okeechobee to swim. … Continue reading A good purpose
50 mi. I think minus the impending nature of an upcoming race, cycling on Sundays, even in the wind is fun for me. I like riding, I feel the pull of trying to be strong even into the wind, it's good training. Even if I wasn't training for a specific event, I do like riding. … Continue reading Stress-less fun