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
6 miles. To do a run with Daniel before his BQ2 race was my intent. He shouldn't have to go for these last few easy runs alone. We met at Sandhill Crane Park a few moments before 6 am. It was in the mid 60s and all dark. Sometimes the park lights are on until … Continue reading After & Before
Happy Finishers! I had a good trip to Northeast PA this time. The race went off as planned, with Saturday definitely being the better of the two weekend days to have registered for. More on the weather in a bit... Five of us traveled to this race. Maureen, Kim, and Judy were on the original … Continue reading 2021 Two Rivers Marathon Festival
11 mi. Today was the first real effort run since the A1A Marathon. The plan called for a 2 mile warmup, which at 4:50 am is a wake-up, then 3 miles at 10 seconds below goal marathon pace, a mile of recovery, the 3 mile thing again, and 2 miles of cooldown. John and Maureen … Continue reading Two 3 mile speed runs
The warmest year so far follows the best weather ever in last year's event. Year 16 in a row The race was happily a "live" event, the first in a year with over two thousand people in South Florida. The expo was a pleasant surprise, it was in the Galleria Mall at the former Neiman … Continue reading 2021 A1A Marathon
The workout called for 2 miles of warmup, which we did in the parking lot at 4:50 am. Then six one mile intervals down at marathon pace minus ten seconds. 400 meters of recovery between the intervals, then 2 mile of recovery running. One of those miles we did on the bridge, the final one … Continue reading 6 timed miles.
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!