50 mi. "Take a few breaths and keep going." Maybe let your exhales be heard, I thought, even though no one else was around. I found myself doing this throughout my time on the trails at this year's North Face Gore Tex 50 mile race. Same venue, FDR State Park in Pine Mountain Georgia, slightly modified … Continue reading TNF Endurance Challenge Georgia – 2013
6 mi. This week I had to scoot to john's cross country meet early, like arrive in Boca Raton at 7:30 - 8:00 to take pics for the team. John was taking the ACT exam, so I crafted a plan to run in downtown WPB then head south to the CC meet. I would get … Continue reading Koach Kara
4 mi. When Paul said Tuesday's workout at the bridge was a "break" in the weather, I disagreed. This morning was the break. A breezeless full "harvest moon" morning at Reback Field. Lanae came back for her first workout since July before Switzerland. It was cooler but everyone knew it would feel sticky and warm … Continue reading Cooler, yes.
7mi. No cooldown for me, I spent some slower laps on the hill today. This happened as the threat and sprinkles of a big storm came fromt he southeast. One lap was sprinkles but I could see it wasn't going to last, the clouds weren't dark like they were over the water. I did both … Continue reading Racing lightning
8.5 mi. I left the house at 4pm, in the dead heat of the day with clouds threatening from all sides. I ddn't have a fair amount of time to do a long slow run, so I opted to run around the neighborhood up Northlake Blvd to Military Trail, north to PGA and home through … Continue reading The speed doesn’t beat the heat.
4 mi. With no intervention from dad, today JOhn woke up on time and was ready to attend his first morning track workout. All the stories from all the years and here he goes - meeting the people, seeing the differences of running in the dark and working through Paul's intervals. It was calm and … Continue reading John’s first laps
2000 yards. Not much memorable about swimming mostly alone in the pool today. The stalwart lady who's always there was doing laps in the first lane. A big muscle guy did a few minutes of swimming in the center lane. I chose to swim where I normally do, the outer lane with two strips and … Continue reading You know this
32mi. I wasn't looking forward to this one. Saturday run was taken from me as I went to John's CC meet instead, He did very well, his times keep dropping as I told him they would. Maybe I'll train for 5k proficiency, but I don't have it scheduled for anytime soon! It's long run time … Continue reading Plenty of time on my toes.
4 mi. Paul wasn't at the workout today, but plenty of people were. It's Rosh Hashanah, so schools are closed. Dave Reback brought a handful of girls, Eileen Turenne and about 5 more fast guys showed up. Is this how things work? People that don't usually show up to run track come out when they … Continue reading Take the day off?
16 mi. I came to the store at 5am thinking Austin would be there. He said he put the water coolers out but was too tired to run. I found Seth Kaufman to run with, we went slow in the dark, even though I had the visor clip light. Six miles done before the group … Continue reading Saturday on the clock