Long run with the Chicago folks

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

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Remember to bleed

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

More of what yesterday brought.

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.

Taking the day as an opportunity.

20 miles. I don't get many Mondays off she the rest of the working world is at it. I decided that since my weekend was spent in transit to and from Tampa, today would be my long run. The 3 weeks from your marathon long run everyone is supposed to do. I drove to Loggerhead … Continue reading Taking the day as an opportunity.