26.2 - A warm start and a hot finish will accurately describe how this race is remembered. We had a big group from our area in the half marathon, and a few first time marathoners trying this course out, also. Prior to the race, I was involved with the WPBF live broadcast. I was interviewed … Continue reading 2021 Garden of Life Palm Beaches Marathon
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!
Tapering as a part a scheduled running plan allows a trained athlete to rest for an upcoming event. All of the hard workouts have been completed, this time is purposely built into the schedule with low mileage and non-challenging runs. As an event approaches, the routine of: run, run, run switches to: rest, heal, and … Continue reading Defend Against the Stupid
5 mi. Today was a track workout. Our weather was good with a cool breeze coming out of the east. I did a slow warmup on Grandiflora Ave, my right side hip and glute area was not feeling right - too tight and slight soreness until I was warmed up. It felt good while running, … Continue reading Five and tree quarters
5 mi. Even in recovery mode it was refreshing to have the second cool track workout in a row. Many of my intervals had me as the very last runner in the group, which was expected. Sometimes, my recovery jog was the same speed as the interval! 1 mile warmup on Alton Rd 300m w/100m … Continue reading A good cool morning for a change!
Pacing for the 3:50 group this year... Year #14 of the race out of 15 previous years with #13 skipped due to change in ownership. I set up and worked at the Expo on Friday. It was small, but in a great location – right in the pavilion next to the start and finish line … Continue reading Palm Beach Marathon 2018
The 13th running of our hometown race was memorable. The new ownership does things right, the financial hindrances of the past are gone. This race and its accompanying weekend of events are a stock on the rise. The Bill Bone 5k on Friday night was a fun race. The event was larger than last year, … Continue reading 2017 Palm Beaches Marathon
26.22 mi. Our substitute run for the canceled Palm Beach Marathon went well! We had 13 runners attend, many completing the half course. A few broke off from before the half course to find their stashed water and to continue on ~ completing 17 miles. There weren't many people out at 5:15 am when I … Continue reading Palm Beach Marathon 2016 long group run
5mi. Ordinarily, today would have been an easy effort of six 800m repeats at marathon pace. This year, we will not have a Palm Beach Marathon, it will hopefully pick back up next December. Money, sponsors, etc. have melted the current situation down to a 5k race Friday night. Today we ran a familiar workout. … Continue reading What would have been
5mi. It's as if most of our local people aren't running the full of half Palm Beach Marathon. They are shying away due to the heat or they have another event in the weeks to fllow. Gary and Dave are doing the half, most others were not concerned about the race. I hoped to go slower than … Continue reading Before the race most leave behind