It wasn't too many years ago that a 3-day weekend meant MORE time for runs, rides or an extreme showing of fitness. I don't think I've had that feeling in several years, however. I went with John to the Sunset Music Festival in Tampa on Saturday and Sunday. That was fun, but no workouts. There … Continue reading Hot Gas
7mi. I almost spun the car around as I hit a spat of rain driving down Blue Heron Blvd on the way to the bridge workout today. I ran warmup and the first few laps with Walter, that was good to catch up and hear about his hiking trip to Yosemite. Then I did the … Continue reading Almost turned around
8mi. I woke up at 1:40am. I stayed awake despite trying to sleep again, but no luck. At 2:40am, I figured if I was going to be awake "thinking," then I might as well be running. So I flung back the covers and got dressed quickly to drive to the bridge. I arrived at 2:55am … Continue reading 3am?
7.5mi. The idea of running the hills the week before the Boston Marathon is for some, too much. I do not overtrain, so my run this morning was at an easy pace, I was never out of breath. Joe Ponton came and surprised me on my warmup lap. I planned on spending the whole workout daydreaming and visualizing … Continue reading Eclipse
8 mi. Boston is in two weeks. I have not trained with Erica hard on weekends nor have I pressed myself on my own runs. I will keep a healthy schedule between now and the marathon, in hopes good weather and nutrition plus a boost from the fans and all give me strength. Today I … Continue reading Blown into the reality of it all.
8 mi. I knew tomorrow I could wake up at 4:15 and do this run, but really, I don't have to be up early, I could run with Bob Anderson's group and have it all done. Better plan! I drove there and arrived at 5:30pm for the 5:45 group. Next in the lot was Bob … Continue reading Saved the best for…NOW!
8 mi. Having missed last week's hill run in exchange for a flatland timed run, I showed up on time and found Teresa pulling in same as me. She gave me a pin to relay to Jessica, and we waited for Joe and Teresa's other swim buddy to start warmups. They did one lap, Joe … Continue reading Chatting in the breeze
7.5 miles I was second to arrive this morning, Paul's Jeep pulled in right before me. Teresa found us after the first lap of the parking lot - so I went with her to run the hill. She starts quick, knowing she wants to get to the pool for a segment of the master's swim … Continue reading Some race here?
7.5 mi. I showed up early enough to warmup with Teresa, then do my first lap on the hill solo. Megan came and did 5 laps with me, which was great. We did some good climbing, but the best part for me was scampering downhill keeping her pace. One lap Megan picked up the descent, … Continue reading Some good hill laps
8 mi. "You run through the pain with your head." This statement from Megan Hartman summarizes my 6 miles of hills. She is a local runner, friend of Teresa and Angie's that came in second overall at Saturday's Dreher Park Dash. She ran in high school and at Clemson, with a best ever 5k in … Continue reading New hill mentality