8mi/3 mi track intervals. Today Paul was away so I led the workout. So as not to instill the guessing we enjoy when Paul calls out the intervals, I picked a familiar workout and announced the plan to all before we began. It still wasn't enough, as some people had to verify and ask what … Continue reading As the coach…
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5mi. It's light out when we start the intervals, meaning we get to see each other and the far side curve of the track for all of the intervals. Paul drops a finishing 1200m at the end of mostly short intervals, I wasn't much surprised however. Not this time! 1 mile warmup on Alton 200m … Continue reading Sun sprints
5 miles. 4 days post A1A Marathon, and no Seth, Zeke, or anyone to chase at track today. I am glad my legs feel good, but today is not a day I need to be a leader of the intervals. Mike Sheehan is there and he brings a friend. Mike ran next to me or … Continue reading Shouldn’t be me
5 miles. Today was our second cold zinger of a morning for track. Everyone came dressed for it, everyone meaning myself and all of the girl runners. Guys all had shorts and varying upper body garments. Paul was in the smallest shorts he owns. Me, I came ready for 37 degrees and a 12-15 mph … Continue reading More of the Alton stripes
5mi. Of all the social media posts you see from runners, often there are photos of workouts and track sessions. Of course there are, there should be! It's an essential part of any serious runner's regimen, speed and intervals. Form and function. Most folks don't have an opportunity to attend a coached track session. Or they … Continue reading Think about that!
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.
5mi. We don't get mornings like this often, 62 degrees and no wind. I arrived in a tank top and shorts. The tank stayed on for the warmup up mile and first two intervals, then I ran shirtless. It was interesting to be so far behind Josh S. and James on my 900s, they were … Continue reading 62 degrees.
5mi. Franci coached in place of Paul this morning. I was expecting fast 400s, I got five 800s. I stayed in good position on the first three, on the final two 800m intervals Aldo passed me convincingly in the final 150m. I'm ok with that! 1mi warmup jog 100m w/100m recovery 100m w/100m recovery 200m … Continue reading Full effort on halves
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…
5mi. I pulled up with only a few minutes before the running began. Paul is back from his injury, Francie was away this week. Temps were low 80s plus the humidity was all out crushing. Everyone felt it and said it affected their times. Jen Q and Cody told me about their trip to NYC … Continue reading It’s all back in place