More on the intervals

5mi. Today I used a different approach. If my challenge is breathing, I worked harder on the intervals and didn't jog all of the 100m recoveries. I wanted to spend the energy on the track while the time was elapsing. It worked out ok, no tremendous breakthroughs. I ran behind James and Steve. Seth was … Continue reading More on the intervals


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 … Continue reading Before sunrise

Think about that!

5mi. Of all the social media posts you see from runners, often there are photos of workouts and track sessions. Of course there are, there should be! It's an essential part of any serious runner's regimen, speed and intervals. Form and function. Most folks don't have an opportunity to attend a coached track session. Or they … Continue reading Think about that!

A surprisingly good effort!

5mi. With the Benjamin track shuttered from tornado damage, we use the well-lit Alton neighborhood for our interval workouts. It's flat of course, has 1 turn and has new street lights the whole way! I came in a cotton undershirt and a long-sleeved race shirt. I wore that for the warm up mile, then went … Continue reading A surprisingly good effort!