18.6 mi. My program takes a low week of total mileage, then a 3-week ramp up to 20+ miles. That's next week. Today I did a bit more than 18 miles, with the first 6 happening at 5 am to PGA Blvd and back. Thankfully, Maribel Bleeker came early to run those miles with me. … Continue reading A challenging long one
16 mi. Tom and Janet's second 16-mile run tops out their Hansons-Brooks method schedule for the Chicago marathon prep. We did the last one together, followed by a breakfast at Maureen's house. This time, we will have Mary Monks running some of the miles with us. And breakfast is at Toojay's. We started a little … Continue reading Long run with the Chicago folks
16 mi. It's not a well-recommended plan to donate blood the day before a strenuous run. It does help accelerate the debilitating conditions you experience in distance running, it comes on a bit quicker this way. I arrived at the Dunkin Donuts to setup the flag and sign early enough to start on time at 5 … Continue reading Remember to bleed
16mi. A new Garmin 220, a chance to do a long run with Yves, and a windy Friday afternoon. That's the abbreviated version of today's adventure. We met at Loggerhead Park at 1:30, Yves first run on Juno and Jupiter Beach. He had completed 10 miles earlier today, his coach gave him a 2 hr … Continue reading More than I’d give myself
10mi. I'm happy to arrive early and make the announcements in Linda's absence. I promote the Tuesday night fundraiser thingy, and run with Dave the whoe way. First time in my Go Run Ride4 shoes, very good! I ran yesterday's 21 miler in the Ultras, somehow maybe when wet they bother the top of my … Continue reading Coming back to back
5mi. There is one thing that always bothers a runner, myself certainly included. It's starting out in the rain. Leaving the car, house, whatever all dry and immediately putting yourself on wet roads with rain coming down. I don't mind getting caught in the rain, that cools you off and could happen in any race. … Continue reading Start wet
6 mi. Today instead of riding, John and I went to Loggerhead park to run with Erica and Walter. We set it up last night while at dinner, we'd agreed to meet and start at 7am. John surprised me, I thought he would bail out and sleep. The cyclists, not many of them, were meeting … Continue reading More of what yesterday brought.