5mi. As our group passes into mid-September, we have little break in humidity. There are no breezes, and almost weekly I see the threat of thunderstorms on my MYRadar app before I leave home. I know it will be clear but wet when I arrive, so no delays - it's off to the run. 1 … Continue reading Sometimes there’s no noticeable change
11 mi. Erica asks me if I'll do her "long run" with her, calculatd to be 11 miles at 7 min pace. I was going to do the track workout at 5 miles total, but in the spirit of training harder as per my Vancouver runs, I agree. It begins with a one mile warmup … Continue reading Sure, I’ll go…
8mi. I started solo on the warmup, then ran a few up and over laps with Lani. She had instructions from her coach to limit the repeats and do more warmup. I did two solo laps at the end. Today was sticky and hot, not much of a breeze for me to enjoy. Middle of … Continue reading Back in business
8mi. Back in time to see the sunrise, I took a long time running the bridge today. A bathroom break, water stops, this was a slow bunch of hill laps. I ran alone for the first two, with Kyle Smith for the next two, then weaving around those that showed up at 5:30am for my … Continue reading Nicer weather, lighter mornings are here.
4 mi. I ran quickly from the house to the back of the neighborhood while John did his homework - this will be a good way to gauge my ability to blast out 3-4 miles at the end of a sprint triathlon. I'll keep it alive.
7 mi. The first run of the year, an easy 7 miles with a small group on Jan 2 from the Running Sports store. From the sounds of it, some were riding afterwards, some were coming back to the store for champagne. I ran with Carolyn and just yapped about things coming up this year. … Continue reading A Mild Beginning
7.5 mi. A warmup mile, a lap solo, then 5 more with Scott. Then temps were ow 70s, there was much less humidity and I ran well up and down, keeping my fastest pace for the last two laps. My men's room visit cost me the final lap of cooldown. This is an abbreviated week … Continue reading Hills are better in the cool weather
31mi. This was my ultra distance training run that will suffice as a long run for the MiamiMan Tri. It is NOT on any training plan that I've heard of, but 5.5 hrs on any course prying against the body's creakiness is good training for the race. Charlotte said she hadn't done a long run … Continue reading Long run in a long time!
4 mi. Erica runs the workout for the second consecutive week with Paul at ITU Worlds in Budapest. I felt better than any track workout since April, I had good speed, ran some close to Atilla. I did well on 400ms and 1200m distances. I felt breathing was coming on well, I had extra to … Continue reading Erica 2
8mi. A Blue Heron Bridge run that told me my leg is healed, there is no difference between it and the good one. I ran with Kyle Smith for 5 of my miles on the bridge, he is very much improved, climbing, descending and breathing to support his activity. The breeze came from the east, … Continue reading It’s for real