8 mi. Today was a return to the Blue Heron Bridge. It wasn’t by design, but I seem to have positioned three challenging hill workouts all in the same week. Two days ago our group went to Jensen Beach. We have a 4 mile route on Skyline Drive that includes rolling hills and one steep … Continue reading Working up and up.
18 miles. It's me. I am the one. I used to get a good laugh out of running with my friends that sweat too much. I mean REALLY sweat, like leaving wet footprints behind on dry pavement behind you kind of sweating. That's me now. I don't know how or why this summer became the … Continue reading Summer of Sloshing
Happy Finishers! I had a good trip to Northeast PA this time. The race went off as planned, with Saturday definitely being the better of the two weekend days to have registered for. More on the weather in a bit... Five of us traveled to this race. Maureen, Kim, and Judy were on the original … Continue reading 2021 Two Rivers Marathon Festival
11 mi. Today was the first real effort run since the A1A Marathon. The plan called for a 2 mile warmup, which at 4:50 am is a wake-up, then 3 miles at 10 seconds below goal marathon pace, a mile of recovery, the 3 mile thing again, and 2 miles of cooldown. John and Maureen … Continue reading Two 3 mile speed runs
9 mi. The last time I did this 6 x 1k workout was the middle of summer. Soaking humidity and a dead calm wind. Today was 65 degrees and much more pleasant! I did 2 mi warmup and 2 miles cooldown. The recommended pace for the 1000 meter intervals was 10k effort. According to my … Continue reading 1000 meters with good weather
I did the 8 miles of tempo running at goal marathon pace -- for a good amount of the run I was alone. I ran the warmup with John and Maureen, they decided to run the 8 mile "meaty" portion of the workout at Maureen's pace. I wore the NOXgear glow vest device for the … Continue reading Solo Tempo
10 miles - 7 Tempo - This week's tempo run was to be the same 7 miles as last week. I am still feeling small effects from the illness, but noticing improvement in the pace and breathing. There is some congestion remaining in my lungs, but it's gotten better. Especially in the past 4 days. … Continue reading Working hard works
5 mi Today, 7/11 and it's time for track. I came early enough to run a warmup on Alton Rd plus visit a porta potty in the neighborhood-to-be near the rec center. Lisa Cox joined this run, her first ever track session. Since we don't have many people doing our late start for summer hours, … Continue reading Twelve Quarters
5 mi. Even in recovery mode it was refreshing to have the second cool track workout in a row. Many of my intervals had me as the very last runner in the group, which was expected. Sometimes, my recovery jog was the same speed as the interval! 1 mile warmup on Alton Rd 300m w/100m … Continue reading A good cool morning for a change!
Pacing for the 3:50 group this year... Year #14 of the race out of 15 previous years with #13 skipped due to change in ownership. I set up and worked at the Expo on Friday. It was small, but in a great location – right in the pavilion next to the start and finish line … Continue reading Palm Beach Marathon 2018