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
5 mi. We had 30 runners up early on a Thursday morning for the track session. Paul said he was having a stress test and therefore he wasn't running. All those people spent the first 15 minutes on Alton's well-lit road warming up. I met two new runners, CrossFit people who heard about the workout … Continue reading 30 runners
8mi/3 mi track intervals. Today Paul was away so I led the workout. So as not to instill the guessing we enjoy when Paul calls out the intervals, I picked a familiar workout and announced the plan to all before we began. It still wasn't enough, as some people had to verify and ask what … Continue reading As the coach…
6 mi. On my schedule, there are tempo runs each two or three weeks. Designed to strengthen turnover and pace time, these are tough effort workouts that are almost flashing at me on my marathon training schedule. Yes, I do the track workouts each week. The tempo running is different. It is specific and considerably … Continue reading Tempo time
5mi. It's the first day of summer, most light we'll see in a day, all that. I have enough time once parked to run a mile of warmup with Aldo before the early opening of the schoolyard gates has everyone driving into the parking lot. I have new Nike Zoom Pegasus shoes. My last ones … Continue reading 400s in the light
5mi. It's light out when we start the intervals, meaning we get to see each other and the far side curve of the track for all of the intervals. Paul drops a finishing 1200m at the end of mostly short intervals, I wasn't much surprised however. Not this time! 1 mile warmup on Alton 200m … Continue reading Sun sprints