15 miles. This is one demanding workout! Weather was 59 degrees, light rain, and a breezy from the Northwest. I ran in a long sleeve shirt, shorts, water bottle belt, and a clip-on light. It called for 3 x 3 miles at goal marathon pace, with 2 mi warmup & 2 mi cooldown. One mile … Continue reading A big midweek run
9 mi. The last time I did this 6 x 1k workout was the middle of summer. Soaking humidity and a dead calm wind. Today was 65 degrees and much more pleasant! I did 2 mi warmup and 2 miles cooldown. The recommended pace for the 1000 meter intervals was 10k effort. According to my … Continue reading 1000 meters with good weather
I did the 8 miles of tempo running at goal marathon pace -- for a good amount of the run I was alone. I ran the warmup with John and Maureen, they decided to run the 8 mile "meaty" portion of the workout at Maureen's pace. I wore the NOXgear glow vest device for the … Continue reading Solo Tempo
8.2 miles. Another Tuesday on the Blue Heron Bridge. For the second week in a row, we had the coolest morning of the week on a Tuesday and winds of 13 mph. I wore a Tracksmith merino wool long sleeve shirt and a lightweight short sleeve T in neon yellow over that, in an effort … Continue reading It’s chilly up there!
This would be my second "real" race of 2020. In a year so cut to pieces with pandemic related events, I had registered for a few other events that were cancelled or postponed. The Ft Lauderdale A1A Marathon in late January was the only other event I ran in for 2020. At the finish. photo … Continue reading Space Coast Half Marathon 2020
15 miles. A Tuesday morning run turns into a big effort for half marathon training. I don't remember doing a workout like this even for a full marathon. Today I did 3 miles of warmup, with two up and down the bridge. Then we started the one mile intervals at "goal pace." My goal is … Continue reading Galen Rupp’s workout?
8 miles. It's as it has been for years - Run a marathon, make sure I'm at the Blue Heron Bridge on Tuesday to wobble through a recovery run. This time, no marathon. Our race in Washington's Crossing, PA was cancelled at the last minute. I didn't run the marathon distance in tribute to the … Continue reading Bridge recovery
I am less than 3 weeks away from attending my next marathon. Chasing the Unicorn race is September 13th in Washington's Crossing, PA. My primary goal is to finish in less than 3 hours. A secondary goal is to beat 3:06. I believe I can accomplish one or both, providing I get a fair shot … Continue reading The grind and a training status
12 miles total. Today was a repeat of last week's 8 miles of tempo running in prep for the Chasing the Unicorn Marathon. The race is September 13th in Washington's Crossing, PA. The run schedule called for a 2 mile warmup, the 8 miles at marathon pace or effort, and a 2 mile cooldown. As … Continue reading 8 Tempo miles
Our 60 miles per week schedule had us running four 1 mile repeats at 10 seconds below the desired goal marathon pace. Now on the 75 mile per week plan, we get six miles to do. Each is separated by 400m of jog recovery, which for me was slow to get my breath and heart … Continue reading Six 1 mile repeats