This one had a 2 minute reprieve in time at goal pace. I ran early on a Monday morning, before attending the stretch out of yin yoga. I did two miles of warmup before beginning the 28 minutes at goal pace. (6:43) When i started, the first tempo mile was 6:52 - disappointing, now I … Continue reading Tempo #3 in the cycle
6 mi. On my schedule, there are tempo runs each two or three weeks. Designed to strengthen turnover and pace time, these are tough effort workouts that are almost flashing at me on my marathon training schedule. Yes, I do the track workouts each week. The tempo running is different. It is specific and considerably … Continue reading Tempo time
6 miles. This will finish a 53 mile week, my longest in years. The base training I began after the RRCA Coacing Certification course is done. I went on my regular loop, but having a large omelet before the run made for a bathroom break mid-run. That break put me in the perfect spot to run … Continue reading Mother’s Day thru PGA
7.5 miles. I came and found only a few cars in the lot, but everyone there had already started a warmup. I ran a lap in the parking lot, it was high 60's with a nice breeze from the east. Teresa, Kathy, Mark Cudak, and another gal started with me. I wasn't going to chat … Continue reading Tuning for the noodle
Today I attended the 2nd Garden of Life 5k at PGA National Resort and Spa. I was a volunteer for this event like last year. For the first running of this race, I was at the "crossroads" of golf cart paths that get run past twice on the course. It's an important spot where four … Continue reading A 5k first!
Usually, I snap right to the weekly run schedule post marathon. This marathon was a different experience. I fumbled through the final 10 miles with stomach issues, unable to hold down gels, salt pills, and walking through water stops. An uncharacteristic performance! This week, I didn't wake up early to workout at all. I ran … Continue reading Recovery switch-up
5.75mi. If I didn't opt to sleep through the Blue Heron Bridge workout, I would not have chosen to run a tempo session through PGA National at 5pm in 88 degree direct-sun heat. This is how I repay myself for laziness. I didn't warm up, I went to the beginning of the park and started … Continue reading Penance