8 miles. I went to the bridge midday to roll through miles. More importantly, to roll through what I didn't execute properly in the effort to run well in Sunday's A1-A Marathon. April Flynn was there, she looked to run AND ride on the bridge. That's a training day! I was happy to do what … Continue reading Thinking it thru
5mi. I didn't want to miss the track workout today. Surprise, it's mile-for-time day! I wanted to run at 65% for all of the intervals. I did better than that, credit going to the 6 mile solo run I did after flying back from NYC on Tuesday. Mile went well, I didn't check my splits … Continue reading Post race surprise
7mi. Today's bridge workout would be the easiest run to skip or sleep through. I am still feeling Sunday's A1A effort in my quads and lack of flexibility. I did the exercises before driving to the run, and arrived at 4:52 with only Paul there already starting his warm up. We spoke a bit and … Continue reading So necessary!
4 mi. I arrived and the group had just begun warming up. It was a still morning, the benefits of October weather still haven't arrived. But they will. Days from now I'll be writing about cooler weather, breezes and even less humidity. Maybe that's from Australia. Track is supposed to awaken the fast twitch side … Continue reading Stretching things a bit
4 mi. No Paul today, most thought he'd be there, including Erica and John. Surprisingly we had very low attendance today. Erica pieced together what she believed would be a good distance-based workout. I stayed in the back for all intervals except for the 600m. I took care not to exert too much of anything … Continue reading Recover and stretch
4.5 mi I did a quick half mile parking lot lap with Walter, Teresa and Paul. Those were cautious steps, but I really felt better than after a marathon for a speedy time. Ironically, I showed Paul where the individual bathrooms were... not knowing a mere 2 laps into my run I'd be scrambling to … Continue reading Learn a new lesson
7 mi. I came at the regular time to do the regular routine. The first few steps in the parking lot were the slowest shuffle I could muster. It didn't hurt my legs, but everything was slow going. After two laps I met Gail, a new runner to the area from NC. That was good … Continue reading Recovering on the hills