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Some are slower

8 miles. Some meaning intervals, whole workouts, etc. Yes it was still and as Paul said, “toasty” at the bridge today. Two parking lot laps led to me to visit the men’s room, empty of toilet paper, then the ladies room. Maureen and Mary had used it and reported there was paper in both stalls. And a woman passed out in stall #3. Two lady runners came as we were finishing, they saw the person sleeping on the floor and called 911. One EMT truck and two fire trucks came, they didn’t stay long.

I did the six intervals with Maureen, Matt and John R. Mine were all slower than last weeks efforts. Today’s sprints to the top were completed in 1:25, 1:27, 1:25, 1:23, 1:25, 1:23.

It was taxing and I couldn’t figure why each one was hovering at 5:45 pace. I tried counting a rhythm to my pace, keeping a heads up as I climbed, but no improvement. Last night I had a smoothie and half chicken wrap for dinner, nnothing out of the ordinary there.

Sometimes you don’t have the energy and the workout doesn’t shine.

-dm

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1 mph

5mi. The drive to track took me a longer time than usual. Military Trail is being repaved between PGA Blvd and Donald Ross Rd. So when I’m driving up, there are partially blocked lanes, guys picking up street cones and I seem to hit every nonsense red light even if there’s no one there to trigger it.

At the school, we have workers going all-night preparing the football field Astroturf. It looks like they are applying the logos to the field.

Our running took place in very humid conditions. Paul joked that he heard the weather report was calling for a 1mph breeze, he was disappointed he didn’t get it. Neither did anyone else!

I ran behind James Carpenter and Seth, sometimes Matt. James goes his best at the beginning of the intervals, then goes slower in the latter runs. My times seem slower than I’d like them to be for 300m and 800m.

100m w/100m recovery
300m w/100m recovery
800m w/200m recovery
600m w/200m recovery
300m w/100m recovery
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Before sunrise

5mi. A warm and sticky day with a “sometimes” breeze from the east. About 12 people on the track, I followed Seth and a high school runner on most intervals. Probably less effort than last week, I wasn’t going to catch Seth but I wasn’t in danger of being chased down, either. I forgot my watch, but so did Paul, so it was an unwitnessed sin.

1 mi warmup jog

400m w/200m recovery
500m w/200m recovery
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600m w/200m recovery
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800m

1 mi cooldown jog

Sometimes there’s no noticeable change

5mi. As our group passes into mid-September, we have little break in humidity. There are no breezes, and almost weekly I see the threat of thunderstorms on my MYRadar app before I leave home. I know it will be clear but wet when I arrive, so no delays – it’s off to the run.

1 mi warmup

200m w/100m recovery
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800m

1 mi cooldown

I ran behind Seth Kaufman, sometimes near Austin, who ran his first sprints quickly.

 

Less sleepers, more humidity

sleeping7mi. I only did a 1/2 mile warmup and cooldown, no one seems to start or finish when I do so I clip off early.

Arriving at the Blue Heron Bridge today, I see fewer cars for the new crop of people who sleep in the park. I don’t know why, maybe a more forceful police presence, but the lot where all the runners park is now almost clear of the “sleepers.”

I ran with Walter mostly, Teresa and Missy and Janet had a quicker pace starting right with the first lap. IT is very still with hardly a breeze when we run. No sprints for me today, I have noticed a soreness on the back of my hip. It coincides with my efforts to take a shorter stride and land with more of a midfoot strike. I will try to stretch and Compex treat that area. The change and shortening of stride is supposed to make me more efficient, not injured!

Still and Stiller

5mi. It was advertised as a 2mph wind. What I saw from the track as I looked towards the parking lot was mist, fog – translation: HUMIDITY!

We did a rough workout, after the first four 200m dashes, I joked about it being 24 of them. All good until Steve Monks says he used to do that in training for 20k races… Ugh!

1 mile warmup jog

200m w/100m recovery
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400m w/200m recovery
1200m w/200m recovery
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1200m

1 mile cooldown

I ran third or fourth behind John, another guy, and Aldo. I felt good post Loggerhead!

Blinking thru 400s

4 mi. A quick exit for the drive to school, but today’s track sesh was attended by 15-20 people and some of Dave Reback’s kids. They run in the middle, on the grass, or against the grain in the outermost lanes. How neat to be exposed to all this fitness starting at a young age! Paul had much to say about Kona and IM Florida, good stories about how these big championship races feel. He is going to Kona to see son-in-law Greg Bennett do the race. The four blinking lights were already on and placed when I arrived, just after Robert and Teresa pulled up.  The intervals today were short and calculated, some with short recovery and others with a purpose, short stride, quick turnover, etc.

1 mi warmup jog
400m w/100m recovery
400m w/200m recovery
400m w/100m recovery
400m w/200m recovery (This we were told, should be done at a crisp pace)
400m w/200m recovery (This one was to be Crisper than the last)
800m w/200m recovery
400m w/200m recovery
400m w/100m recovery
400m w/200m recovery (for this one Paul said run it like your mother is in the stands watching!)
400m w/100m recovery
400m w/100m recovery

Pre Sea Wheeze hill run

8mi. I came and ran the bridge warmup and run all solo. Adrienne and Lilia showed up, as did Kylan and a few others later than I. I t was very humid and still, maybe a relief breeze from the east but not much. I brought and drank water every 2 laps on the hill. I know Sea Wheeze has some hilly terrain, nothing as immediate in nature as Blue Heron Bridge according to the course map.

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