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
8.5 mi. I left the house at 4pm, in the dead heat of the day with clouds threatening from all sides. I ddn't have a fair amount of time to do a long slow run, so I opted to run around the neighborhood up Northlake Blvd to Military Trail, north to PGA and home through … Continue reading The speed doesn’t beat the heat.
18 mi. I came ready to ride, not expecting that anyone else would really do it with the impending winds and rain, plus kids are back in school this week... When I got to the track, Lilia said she'd ride and that she had all of her things. Adrienne said no, Erica no, but Lilia … Continue reading Ride the storm
19mi. It's never so calm that you can ride in any direction and feel like there's no wind. Except for this morning! It rained last night, so I didn't fill up my tires to 140psi 'til the early am hours. I used the new PGA-Mirasol route and improved the average speed for today to 21.7mph. … Continue reading A rare calm.