It wasn't too many years ago that a 3-day weekend meant MORE time for runs, rides or an extreme showing of fitness. I don't think I've had that feeling in several years, however. I went with John to the Sunset Music Festival in Tampa on Saturday and Sunday. That was fun, but no workouts. There … Continue reading Hot Gas
5mi. All the social posts from good and great runners that have track intervals in their weekly schedule include times. I haven't done much to stay on top of how much time each interval takes, showing up and chasing the group is good for me. Or was. Now with an awareness of what's fast, I see … Continue reading Point of reference
Of course my birthday this year fell on a Monday. And I went to a restaurant and ate a nice meal and sat there for 35 minutes waiting for the check. This is not going to help the Tuesday bridge workout. And... it's a day for hill sprints! There were a bunch of people on the … Continue reading Eat Big, Run Slow
5mi. Of all the social media posts you see from runners, often there are photos of workouts and track sessions. Of course there are, there should be! It's an essential part of any serious runner's regimen, speed and intervals. Form and function. Most folks don't have an opportunity to attend a coached track session. Or they … Continue reading Think about that!
5mi. After parking at the Alton street location, Paul rounded the corner in his now-repaired Jeep. He said, "C'mon, we are running on the track today, the gates are open." It was a noticeable difference, the track is softer and springs back with each step. I couldn't see the small repair marks until it was … Continue reading Spongey track again
This workout will never get any easier, it will only get faster.
30 mi. I am in a habit now of going for the loop to the Jupiter Lighthouse and back on a Sunday morning. It's calm with any wind coming from the northeast. I don't run alone much, this is the "time in my head" reflective hour plus I get to myself. I am not going too … Continue reading Solo riding
Sunfest 5k time! It's warm and sunny at 5:30 pm. But that's not the whole story. We are delayed due to a train stuck blocking Okeechobee Blvd. Apparently, runners stuck on the other side called-in to friends on this side, which got to race management in time to stall the start. I warm up by running … Continue reading Sunfest TGI5k 2017
Today I attended the 2nd Garden of Life 5k at PGA National Resort and Spa. I was a volunteer for this event like last year. For the first running of this race, I was at the "crossroads" of golf cart paths that get run past twice on the course. It's an important spot where four … Continue reading A 5k first!