We did two runs while on Spring Break in Seattle. Both were around South Lake Union, which is easily accessible from the city's downtown area. Our first one was John and I on the first morning we woke up. It was cool, I wore a long sleeve and shorts, tucking my hands in the sleeves … Continue reading Seattle runs
7.5 mi. Charlotte's last showing at this run as a Florida resident is met with a slight breeze and no lights on the bridge at all. She wanted to run on the sidewalk, but I guess wanted someone to talk with even more so she stayed in the street. Walter departs for NZ today but … Continue reading Dark again?
30 mi. Charlotte had planned to run the SF marathon since the MBA acceptance went through. Thinking she'd already be living on the west coast, her trip to and from Florida wasn't something anyone thought would happen. As had happened when I ran in Boston, Charlotte woke up very early, under everyone else's radar, and … Continue reading The Juno-Francisco Marathon
7.5 mi Took my time getting started, I ran only one lap around the parking lot with Walter before Chiara and Charlotte arrived ready to run. This was maybe the first time in a very long time that the four of us came to run the bridge together. It may be the last with Charlotte's … Continue reading Final Four
100mi. Showing up to start at 3:30am makes for a tired ride in the dark. Anita brought Austin who was the most excited of the three of us to do the century ride. Charlotte's last big ride would be on her Specialized Transition. Big difference, as she was strong in the late miles as we … Continue reading One hundred hot ones.
30mi. It's not often that I get to ride after work so I took it. Charlotte came to my house and we rode on the busy streets of Military Trail, PGA Blvd., US-1, etc. It was breezy in the face both ways. Our average speed was low, and I was unable to get air into … Continue reading Sneak it in.
7.5 mi Bridge running is sometimes biased in that tere is no breeze heading one direction, and the other way is a relif. This morning was a mildest of relief breezes, I was hot even doing the 1 mile warmup. Charlotte came near the end of Lap #1, Scott Hicks came near the middle of … Continue reading No cool laps today
30mi. It was a good day to ride, a deceptive breeze from the northwest that didn't seem to help us much on the way back. Going up Jupiter Island, we had the large group ahead of us, which I wanted to avoid joining. We stayed behind them, then their group broke apart, so we increased … Continue reading Short but effective riding
16.5mi. It was an early rise, meeting Chaira, Charlotte and Adrienne at 5 to run to PGA and back before the regular store run. Chiara stashed bottles of water at PGA & FPL, which was good but then allowed us to take three brief stops instead of just two. This hurt when we arrived at … Continue reading Long run w/speed
5mi. Today the track was full of familiar summer folk that make their best appearances during the "school's out" break. Eileen Turrenne was going well, somewhat dismayed that the workouts were predominately short intervals. Chiara, Charlotte, Walter and Jon were all there. Here's how it went. 1 mile warmup jog 100m w/100m recovery 200m w/100m … Continue reading School’s out…