5mi. On Grandiflora Road in Palm Beach Gardens, we've got a place to run fast. It's like a track workout, outside of the fenced high school where we would normally run a track session. Paul, the usual coach, has taken some time off the usual weekday runs, he is staying closer to home. We see … Continue reading Track by Alton
5.5 mi. Two rabbits waiting on a grassy field is a good sign. And an early morning text from Kaitlyn saying she'd like to try out the track this morning. Paul was away this week, I only remembered as I did the warmup with Seth and Kaitlyn. No jeep, and now I'm figuring out the … Continue reading Sans Paul
5 miles On a day when I thought we'd be running on the Benjamin Track, we arrived and had the intervals on the Alton streets again. I used this to put myself over the lululemon Strava Challenge 80k mark. I felt "heavy" running the intervals this morning. I saw my watch at a 6:15 pace when … Continue reading 20 for Alton
5 mi. Last year we had such a mile season for cool weather. I didn't have to dress "warm" except for when I thought my wimpy fingers would need gloves. Surely this was "global warming" hitting the homefront. Today I started in 36 degree temps with an 11 mph wind coming from the NE. At … Continue reading Our winter runs
5 Miles - Doing a track or speed work out the morning after a Christmas party outing definitely tests your discipline. Very easily I could've stayed in bed this morning! The Benjamin School's front gate was locked when we arrived - second week in a row. Paul was prepared with lights and a workout for … Continue reading Enjoying the straights
5mi. Just home from a great weekend away in Boston, it was time to tell the stories. Both warmup and cooldown miles were spent recalling the weekend's high points and answering questions. Today was breezy from the east. I ran with Janet, sometimes Atilla and always behind Seth. 1mi warmup jog 300m w/100m recovery 500m w/100m … Continue reading Still in the street.
6.5 mi I arrived at Alton a little earlier today, Janet and Missy were going to run just a few more warm up laps and I agreed to show up. It was still and humid, maybe we've already experienced the last cool track-type workout of the year? Paul had the sign and we went rapidly … Continue reading Last cool one?
5mi It was 66 degrees out and after last week's short rest in between intervals, I did pushups and burpees to hopefully wake up my lungs for the track workout. Paul brought his new sign and re-marked the course at every 100m for us. I ran with Janet who was ticking along very well for … Continue reading Straight line treatment
5mi. I woke up later than the norm, but still got to the Grandiflora Road running on time. Today Paul set up some lights at 200m and the start. There was a near full moon setting in the western sky as I drove to the track and parked. I did NOT feel fast on the … Continue reading Plenty new
5mi. With the Benjamin track shuttered from tornado damage, we use the well-lit Alton neighborhood for our interval workouts. It's flat of course, has 1 turn and has new street lights the whole way! I came in a cotton undershirt and a long-sleeved race shirt. I wore that for the warm up mile, then went … Continue reading A surprisingly good effort!