Training begins for the Fall Boston Marathon

10 miles - Today was the "toe dip" in the waters of training for the marathon in the summer months. I wanted to test running a tempo having been semi off for two months from any organized schedule of running. I have experienced a few sore areas, my achilles on one side and upper hamstring … Continue reading Training begins for the Fall Boston Marathon

Admit it

I caught the flu or a nasty cold two weeks ago. I gave in and adjusted by not running certain days, and slower for all of the prescribed important runs of the week. Even at a reduced pace, the effort was tough. This week I thought I could return to the recommended paces for the … Continue reading Admit it

Long Run Palm Beach Island

15mi. I started at 6 am at Patti's store. A few others came, including one of the participant's from yesterday's "Pedal For Beers" event. The recommended route for Sunday morning goes over the middle bridge and wanders North on Palm Beach Island. You run to the very end and then take the Lake Trail back … Continue reading Long Run Palm Beach Island

And gravel and hills

8.2 mi. Today was supposed to be a rest day. Business travel has me in Southern Virginia and here is an opportunity to run in the daylight, on a trail with rolling hills. A way better option than rural roads in the dark with no sidewalks... Tomorrow will now be my "off" day! How is … Continue reading And gravel and hills

On track for something good

5mi. The intervals for today were all middle distance, except for a 200m near the beginning. The new guy Roger went fast for that one, step for step with John R., but he wasn't anywhere near the front on the others. 1 mi warmup jog 600m w/200m recovery 200m w/200m recovery 500m w/200m recovery 500m w/200m recovery 600m w/200m … Continue reading On track for something good