5.5 miles. It's an unnatural request to ask your body to wake up and run a fast, timed mile first thing. To be fair, we do a warmup, today for me was 1.5 miles. And other intervals came first. I tried to make sure my mid-interval pace was below 5:50 for the shorter ones. I … Continue reading Unnatural
5 miles. Our new thing. We wait for the guard to open the gate. I arrive at 5:45 am and do warmup laps in the street, so the running can begin once I jog from my parking spot to the track. Today was 69 degrees and no wind. I felt good, ready to go but … Continue reading Cloudy time
5mi. Dead calm, a few clouds overhead and lower than the past few weeks attendance. The parking lot is filling with things they are using to apnew ply astroturf to the football field. About 10 people came today, and we were given a timed mile in the middle of the workout. 1 mile warmup jog … Continue reading Midsummer mile
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!
5mi. I didn't want to miss the track workout today. Surprise, it's mile-for-time day! I wanted to run at 65% for all of the intervals. I did better than that, credit going to the 6 mile solo run I did after flying back from NYC on Tuesday. Mile went well, I didn't check my splits … Continue reading Post race surprise
5mi. It had to happen. We did our timed mile today, no one guessed it was in the middle of the run. I felt ok, definitely warmed up enough, but only produced a 5:56. I followed Aldo for the last 400m, then he slowed. I felt "heavy" in that I had a big meal last … Continue reading That day has come
5mi. We only get this once or twice a year... Two 1600m intervals in the same workout. Paul said this was the workout planned for the rainy Thursday a month ago that I saw on my iPhone radar app and chose to stay home for. Yup, it didn't go away! I ran the first mile … Continue reading Double Miles