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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 am. Margo from Indian said she would run at 5 am, so when Walter, Teresa, and Missy left early (4:55) I let them go. Margo slept in and never came, sending me to the beach road to maybe catch some of the others on their way back from PGA Blvd.

I ran solo fast for the first mile, they had about a 7-minute head start on me. When I got within sight of the “Welcome to Juno Beach” lit sign, I didn’t see anyone cross in front of the light. I would have if they went this way – unless they chose to run around the duck pond on the sidewalk. I kept going, slowing my pace. I know they would be coming back at me as I ran to the turnaround point – my decision would then be to turn and chat with them or keep going to finish with a total of 16 miles.

As I got closer to PGA’s traffic light, I couldn’t see anyone running. The group must have gone north on the water and Gatorade supported route instead! I was now solo all the way back to the store, again, at a slower pace.

Once I got back to the store, it was time for a few quick announcements and then off to the regular route. I started with Adam Bloom and Mike R., who said they’d be warming up first. Gradually their speed increased. Before the 2.5 mi water stop, we were at a 7:15 pace. That didn’t feel as it should, I made sure I took enough water. When we started again, I didn’t want to push myself at that pace any longer. I didn’t remember the donating blood at 4 pm the day before detail, but this is what that feels like. Lower energy levels all the next day.

I ran solo to the inlet, then came back at a more relaxed pace with Mary Monks. Steve was in a rush to get home and see the British Oen on TV, so we didn’t stop long at the remaining water stops. I was happy to be finished, this was perhaps my 4th 16 mile Saturday in a row. I like having those miles on my weekend. This weekend I am the substitute coach for the relatively new Sunday Jupiter HS Track workout – so I won’t do much tomorrow for running…





Long talking run w/Walter

16mi. I started with Steve and Chiara and Julie Garberg, down to PGA and back at 5am. Chiara’s knee has been strained so she stopped a few times to stretch it out. I also took a restroom break at French Connection on the way back. I noticed later in the day that Chiara posted on Facebook about the run and didn’t mention I was there – the rest room break in my opinion was the reason. I met Walter at the store 6am and we did the rest of the 10.5 miles same stride. I relayed new developments at work, he had some good stories about his trip to NY and more from San Diego marathon.

16 – get in line.

16 mi.  First day running with a new generation Garmin vs the Timex Garmin relic I had stopped using years ago.  I didn’t look at the instructions, just charged it and wore it.  I guess I have to get the settings correct and establish a Garmin Connect account.  I ran early with Adrienne Papa, Steve B., Lisa Reiss and Seth Waller’s girlfriend who is recovering from an injury and looking to do Chicago marathon. The jog was easy to PGA and back, I have to remember to bring a water bottle to leave at PGA on future runs, there’s no water down there.  I wore the visor light and a red flasher, I should start using the reflective wrist and ankle bands too.  It’s very dark and the time is changing again, giving us more dark to run in before sunrise.

Once at the store we had a moment to drink and I snuck a pee break in behind my car. I found Suzanne S. and Tiffany running together, I ran with Suzanne M. and a few different people up to the turquoise roofs. Sun up, we went at a comfortable pace to the inlet, bathroom break, and back to the turquoise roofs water stop.  Scott Richards and Suzanne M were slightly ahead of Suzanne S and I from the inlet to the water stop.  Once together, we agreed palm tree sprints weren’t the perfect idea, we settled on palm tree “pickups” instead.  I encouraged the girls to try short turnover/high cadence running for their intervals, switch things up and prepare their legs for something different.  It got us to the Marcinski traffic light, a quick drink and back to the store. Today we had Endurox at the store, a good replenishment run drink for me in the lime flavor.  After the run I did three laps between the buoys at Loggerhead park, two alone and one with Suzanne M.  I need more swims like this in the ocean, I feel I get better when I don’t have to turn around every 25 yards.

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