30mi. I rode to the Jupiter Inlet from home, using a later start time (5:00pm) to maybe take advantage of cooler temps. I swear I was caught by most traffic lights on Military Trail heading north... plenty of stop -> clip out of my pedals -> get a drink -> start up again. It was … Continue reading Back on record
10 mi. Erica told me about her workout for today - 10 miles with a steep decrease in pace every two miles. John said he'd try it, same here, I committed to staying with the pace as long as I felt good. We started a tiny bit late, Erica, John, Alicia Schultz, Mike Reinhardt and … Continue reading On her pace…
30 miles - I rearely get a chance to ride midweek, so when John and Sami opt for Ultimate Frisbee, I will try for an Inlet ride. It's a nice warm night, no food in my system so I bring a Clif Bar and some highly diluted G@ and water. It's hot riding North up Military … Continue reading Monday ride after work.
10mi. Today post Boston Marathon I came t the store for a "shake-out" run. I didn't need to go fast, but I knew running 10 miles would loosen up any remaining tight spots and soreness in my legs. John said he wanted to wake up early and run, so that was good incentive, too. At … Continue reading Just to see the sunrise
26 mi. I had the plan all set. I'll run 32 miles today as a long practice for TNF Endurance Challenge. I got a drink with EFS and Carbo Pro ready to leave in my car. John made 2 almond butter and jelly sandwiches the night before. I had the Garmin charged and laid out. … Continue reading Fail Forward running
21 mi. Long runs in the middle of August make me question whether I have wisely chosen my races for the year. When you train for Boston, it's in the cooler months. This training for North Face Endurance Challenge has me out in the longest mileage weeks for the warmest two months of the year. … Continue reading Start it up again
10.5 mi. I figured I could still go with the "I did an Ironman 2 weeks ago" thing and have an easy Saturday social run. I arrived before 6am, listened to Linda greet the group, and ran with Dave Capparelli. I told him about the Switzerland trip, he told me about his new condo purchase … Continue reading Not so fast.
16 mi. Most of the locals were racing the 37th Shamrock 10 miler or 5k. This left a diluted group to run the usual store route on a Saturday morning. I came ready for a perky, fast-paced distance run at 5am, running mile #1 in 7:40. Then I picked up the pace to below 7 … Continue reading Dilution makes for special moments
30mi. It's tougher each week to manage a ride on real wheels and not have time or sunlight run out on me. I went to the Inlet in a stiff breeze, enjoying a healthy breeze at my back all the way home. I took a picture of the approaching and menacing Hurricane Sandy. There weren't … Continue reading Solo ride into the dark
8 mi run, 27 mi ride In over ten years of Blue Heron Bridge running, I have never been able to tape another workout on the end of the hill run. Even in the summer, it's time to zip home, take care of John, drive to school, whatever. Well today I went with Lanae's suggestion … Continue reading Dualie on a Tuesday