8 mi. Today was a return to the Blue Heron Bridge. It wasn’t by design, but I seem to have positioned three challenging hill workouts all in the same week. Two days ago our group went to Jensen Beach. We have a 4 mile route on Skyline Drive that includes rolling hills and one steep … Continue reading Working up and up.
18 miles. It's me. I am the one. I used to get a good laugh out of running with my friends that sweat too much. I mean REALLY sweat, like leaving wet footprints behind on dry pavement behind you kind of sweating. That's me now. I don't know how or why this summer became the … Continue reading Summer of Sloshing
6 miles. To do a run with Daniel before his BQ2 race was my intent. He shouldn't have to go for these last few easy runs alone. We met at Sandhill Crane Park a few moments before 6 am. It was in the mid 60s and all dark. Sometimes the park lights are on until … Continue reading After & Before
11 mi. Today was the first real effort run since the A1A Marathon. The plan called for a 2 mile warmup, which at 4:50 am is a wake-up, then 3 miles at 10 seconds below goal marathon pace, a mile of recovery, the 3 mile thing again, and 2 miles of cooldown. John and Maureen … Continue reading Two 3 mile speed runs
15 miles. This is one demanding workout! Weather was 59 degrees, light rain, and a breezy from the Northwest. I ran in a long sleeve shirt, shorts, water bottle belt, and a clip-on light. It called for 3 x 3 miles at goal marathon pace, with 2 mi warmup & 2 mi cooldown. One mile … Continue reading A big midweek run
I did the 8 miles of tempo running at goal marathon pace -- for a good amount of the run I was alone. I ran the warmup with John and Maureen, they decided to run the 8 mile "meaty" portion of the workout at Maureen's pace. I wore the NOXgear glow vest device for the … Continue reading Solo Tempo
8.2 miles. Another Tuesday on the Blue Heron Bridge. For the second week in a row, we had the coolest morning of the week on a Tuesday and winds of 13 mph. I wore a Tracksmith merino wool long sleeve shirt and a lightweight short sleeve T in neon yellow over that, in an effort … Continue reading It’s chilly up there!
This would be my second "real" race of 2020. In a year so cut to pieces with pandemic related events, I had registered for a few other events that were cancelled or postponed. The Ft Lauderdale A1A Marathon in late January was the only other event I ran in for 2020. At the finish. photo … Continue reading Space Coast Half Marathon 2020
I am less than 3 weeks away from attending my next marathon. Chasing the Unicorn race is September 13th in Washington's Crossing, PA. My primary goal is to finish in less than 3 hours. A secondary goal is to beat 3:06. I believe I can accomplish one or both, providing I get a fair shot … Continue reading The grind and a training status
5mi. On Grandiflora Road in Palm Beach Gardens, we've got a place to run fast. It's like a track workout, outside of the fenced high school where we would normally run a track session. Paul, the usual coach, has taken some time off the usual weekday runs, he is staying closer to home. We see … Continue reading Track by Alton