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?
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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
5mi. The "prescribed" workout for pre-marathon Thursday is run the track session at half speed or do 6 - 800m intervals at marathon pace. Not today! I ran the familiar workout next to Attila, we were going faster than I would have but with no problems or strain. My breath was taxed, but it recovered … Continue reading Off the usual
7mi. Every other week means bridge wind sprints. Thankfully, not this time. I ran a warmup lap with Paul and Walter. Then up on the bridge for two with Teresa and Janet. Three more with Jen Rapaport, and one with Matt K. I felt good, shoes were the big concern - the Skechers Go Run Ride … Continue reading Not sprinting, thanks.
A PR, an age group win and a negative split effort!
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
5mi. Still barely December, still high 70s in the early morning! Marty, Franci, Paul and Seth where the early ones today. Not a large group for the last track speed workout of 2015. Paul said he was sweating after one warmup lap - he later joked that, "The end times are near" since we haven't … Continue reading Last one of the year…
7mi. Today's bridge workout would be the easiest run to skip or sleep through. I am still feeling Sunday's A1A effort in my quads and lack of flexibility. I did the exercises before driving to the run, and arrived at 4:52 with only Paul there already starting his warm up. We spoke a bit and … Continue reading So necessary!
8mi. First time in a long time I run the bridge the whole way. That's a mile of warmup, a mile of cooldown, and six miles of hills. It's cool out today, I run a few laps alone and a few with John Reback, before he peels off and does faster repeats with Matt K. … Continue reading An honest one