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
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
8 miles. I went to the bridge midday to roll through miles. More importantly, to roll through what I didn't execute properly in the effort to run well in Sunday's A1-A Marathon. April Flynn was there, she looked to run AND ride on the bridge. That's a training day! I was happy to do what … Continue reading Thinking it thru
To have a good race at A1-A, you HAVE to still feel good at this point, this is where it's important to begin the fight to get home on time.
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
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
6 miles We get to the high school earlier than 6 am now, the new "plan" is to arrive at 5:45 am, park near the entrance gate, and do the warmup jog on Alton. That worked today, I ran with Gary and Seth for a little over a mile. When the guard arrived (a tad … Continue reading Is it 6 am yet?
7.5 miles Is this what I was supposed to see this morning? I did catch views of the moon before it went into the clouds and then behind the large colorful building next to the bridge. I arrived a few minutes later, no love from the traffic lights on Blue Heron Boulevard I guess. I … Continue reading Blue moon recovery run
Year #12 for this race was back to the warm weather we have had in South Florida for many Palm Beach and A1A marathons. Temperatures at the start were 70 degrees, with a daily high of 87 degrees predicted. I was ready, I had a good formula from last year for preparation for nutrition and race … Continue reading Ft Lauderdale A1A Marathon 2017