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
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