Strength workout - 9 mi total - Today's run was a Hanson's Marathon Method Strength (SOS) event. I was to run a 1.5 mile warmup, 3mi at 5k pace, a mile recovery, another 3 mi at 5k pace, and 1.5 mi cooldown. If I had all of my 5k results from the last approximately 12 … Continue reading My mirror
6 miles The other end of switching the Hanson's workouts was the one I figured would be a good fit - running fast on the track. This is the first week of school, so we were not sure when the security would be opening the gates for us. I arrived at 5:30 am to warmup, … Continue reading The Hanson’s Intervals at track
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
5mi. Today was the first morning of the new "summer hours" at Benjamin Track. Security will open the school gates at 6:30 am. I imagine this will inconvenience a few that have a work schedule beginning in the early mornings. Some runners cane at the regular time and did a workout on Grandiflora Ave. They … Continue reading A delayed start
5mi. There will be a time when I can't run on a private track, shower on premise, and walk barefoot across perfectly manicured fairway-grade lawn to stretch out my toes. But that's not today! I have been in marathon training for months. That means plenty of runs, never that fast, but no true speed or … Continue reading Marathon vs 5k
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!
I arrived late and that meant I was the last person finishing the cooldown. And, the first 200m interval was rolling when I got to the track. I hopped on the back of that interval and ran the rest not as a leader, but 4th or 5th in the lineup of folks happy to run … Continue reading Plenty of sprints