Ain’t got no sole

7mi. Today was my first hill sprint day since A1A Marathon. My legs felt ready for this workout. I knew it wouldn't be my fastest times, but I felt it was necessary to climb back and get my lungs going. I don't have any other endurance races ahead, so I'll concentrate on getting better at … Continue reading Ain’t got no sole

Recovery switch-up

Usually, I snap right to the weekly run schedule post marathon. This marathon was a different experience. I fumbled through the final 10 miles with stomach issues, unable to hold down gels, salt pills, and walking through water stops. An uncharacteristic performance! This week, I didn't wake up early to workout at all. I ran … Continue reading Recovery switch-up

Ft Lauderdale A1A Marathon 2017

Year #12 for this race was back to the warm weather we have had in South Florida for many Palm Beach and A1A marathons. Temperatures at the start were 70 degrees, with a daily high of 87 degrees predicted. I was ready, I had a good formula from last year for preparation for nutrition and race … Continue reading Ft Lauderdale A1A Marathon 2017

A surprisingly good effort!

5mi. With the Benjamin track shuttered from tornado damage, we use the well-lit Alton neighborhood for our interval workouts. It's flat of course, has 1 turn and has new street lights the whole way! I came in a cotton undershirt and a long-sleeved race shirt. I wore that for the warm up mile, then went … Continue reading A surprisingly good effort!