5 mi. Even in recovery mode it was refreshing to have the second cool track workout in a row. Many of my intervals had me as the very last runner in the group, which was expected. Sometimes, my recovery jog was the same speed as the interval! 1 mile warmup on Alton Rd 300m w/100m … Continue reading A good cool morning for a change!
Pacing for the 3:50 group this year... Year #14 of the race out of 15 previous years with #13 skipped due to change in ownership. I set up and worked at the Expo on Friday. It was small, but in a great location – right in the pavilion next to the start and finish line … Continue reading Palm Beach Marathon 2018
I arrived mid-afternoon and went directly to the Expo for my one hour shift. Since the race this year was now two half marathons plus a full marathon, there were many more people in the Expo and in the surrounding parking lots. Crowded! I found my pacing shirt and stick easily, and began to speak … Continue reading Space Coast Half Marathon 2018
I arrived late and that meant I was the last person finishing the cooldown. And, the first 200m interval was rolling when I got to the track. I hopped on the back of that interval and ran the rest not as a leader, but 4th or 5th in the lineup of folks happy to run … Continue reading Plenty of sprints
5 mi. We had 30 runners up early on a Thursday morning for the track session. Paul said he was having a stress test and therefore he wasn't running. All those people spent the first 15 minutes on Alton's well-lit road warming up. I met two new runners, CrossFit people who heard about the workout … Continue reading 30 runners
5mi. I'm cautiously adding weekly miles on the back end of having my right hip sore for the last two weeks. The left side glute, a nagging soreness in June and July, was really the only thing I felt. I ran at mostly a 70% pace, going faster only on the final 800m interval. Paul … Continue reading You’ll be proud of this one
26.2 miles. A fly-away race. A chance to qualify to register for next year's Boston Marathon, on a new course, in a first-year event. The race began in Marlboro, Vermont at a small college, and finished in Massachusetts at another small community college. The day before, Maureen and I drove to the beginning point of … Continue reading New England Green River Marathon