15 miles. A Tuesday morning run turns into a big effort for half marathon training. I don't remember doing a workout like this even for a full marathon. Today I did 3 miles of warmup, with two up and down the bridge. Then we started the one mile intervals at "goal pace." My goal is … Continue reading Galen Rupp’s workout?
5mi. Today was an important workout. The how-to recover from a marathon for me includes doing this Tuesday run to loosen up whatever was stiff and creaky, vs. allow my legs to be bound up for the rest of the week. I did receive an IV after the race, which restores lost fluids in a … Continue reading Bridge after race (again!)
8miles. Tuesday mornings, I am usually running up and down the Blue Heron Bridge. As of late, I began doing the Hanson's program recommended strength workout for Advanced Half Marathon. Which was 800m, 1000m, 1200m, the one mile repeats. Each was to be done at 5k pace. I set my watch to count off the … Continue reading Garmin goofing
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
8mi. It's not often I'm first at Blue Heon Bridge, but however, the traffic lights aligned - I was alone at 4:46 am in the parking lot. I ran a warmup lap by myself. My car said 69 degrees, leaving my house the weather app said 64 degrees. This is common, it's warmer by the … Continue reading Breeze minus 10
8 miles. Last week I skipped the sprints, so it happened today. I ran the first 5 with John Reback, he is healing from the Achilles issue. Good enough to run in front of me or zip me from behind on each one. There wasn't much of a wind, unlike the last few weeks. Maureen, Mary … Continue reading Chasing at sprints
This workout will never get any easier, it will only get faster.
7mi. Today was my first hill sprint day since A1A Marathon. My legs felt ready for this workout. I knew it wouldn't be my fastest times, but I felt it was necessary to climb back and get my lungs going. I don't have any other endurance races ahead, so I'll concentrate on getting better at … Continue reading Ain’t got no sole
6.5 mi. I have so many good examples of how running the Blue Heron Bridge two days after a marathon gives my legs needed recovery. I arrived on the coldest day of our year, 46 degrees. The deceiving part was the breeze. Listed at just 4mph, it was more powerful and colder at the top … Continue reading Hills to recover
8mi. Double up on the hill sprints - I choose this because who wants to run the sprints the week right before a marathon? Not me! I get Jen Q. interested in this idea, she runs the 2 warm up laps with me, then the first 3 miles. And when she sprints up- she does … Continue reading Encouraging pain for others!