This was the 15th running of this event, and it proved to have the best weather conditions of any previous year. The A1A race weekend was 3 weeks early, the result of swapping dates with the Miami Marathon due to the Super Bowl being in town. I was a member of the Colavita Team again, … Continue reading 2020 A1A Marathon
After last year's stomach problems, I was due to solve the issues and have a good race this time. Running on the Presenting Sponsor's team, Colavita, meant we had a nice dinner Friday night and packet pickup was done for me beforehand. Since the past three times I drove in bad traffic to get to … Continue reading 2019 A1A Marathon
15 miles. This was my first visit to the Stuart/Jensen Beach bridges on foot. I've been there many times on a bike, I know the hills are good for that training. Kaitlyn met me at the Sailfish Cafe. The weather was great, barely a breeze and 55 degrees. We ran east and in less than … Continue reading Stuart’s hills
7.5 miles. I came and found only a few cars in the lot, but everyone there had already started a warmup. I ran a lap in the parking lot, it was high 60's with a nice breeze from the east. Teresa, Kathy, Mark Cudak, and another gal started with me. I wasn't going to chat … Continue reading Tuning for the noodle
8 miles - After announcing at the Love Run in JD State Park, I wanted to do some sort of run for myself. A1A Marathon is next week, let's simulate what that will be like. It's expected to be 71 at the start next week and a high of 81. This is typical for our … Continue reading Stress test
5 miles. Our new thing. We wait for the guard to open the gate. I arrive at 5:45 am and do warmup laps in the street, so the running can begin once I jog from my parking spot to the track. Today was 69 degrees and no wind. I felt good, ready to go but … Continue reading Cloudy time
5mi. I may have been the only one of the morning track group doing any racing at A1A Marathon this weekend. So if I could have made the workout that best fits what I needed and wanted to run, it would be today's 6- 800m repeats in cool weather. It wasn't light out, so the … Continue reading The Right Prescription
8mi. I woke up at 1:40am. I stayed awake despite trying to sleep again, but no luck. At 2:40am, I figured if I was going to be awake "thinking," then I might as well be running. So I flung back the covers and got dressed quickly to drive to the bridge. I arrived at 2:55am … Continue reading 3am?
16mi. A new Garmin 220, a chance to do a long run with Yves, and a windy Friday afternoon. That's the abbreviated version of today's adventure. We met at Loggerhead Park at 1:30, Yves first run on Juno and Jupiter Beach. He had completed 10 miles earlier today, his coach gave him a 2 hr … Continue reading More than I’d give myself
7mi. I am not feeling cold as I arrive, temp was 55 at home and now 58 at the bridge. Only Paul is there, he chats a bit about an upcoming 10k he's doing this weekend. We also spoke about Erica winning the Race For The Cure. Both Jens show up at the same time, … Continue reading SLEEVES!