5mi. On Grandiflora Road in Palm Beach Gardens, we've got a place to run fast. It's like a track workout, outside of the fenced high school where we would normally run a track session. Paul, the usual coach, has taken some time off the usual weekday runs, he is staying closer to home. We see … Continue reading Track by Alton
5mi. There will be a time when I can't run on a private track, shower on premise, and walk barefoot across perfectly manicured fairway-grade lawn to stretch out my toes. But that's not today! I have been in marathon training for months. That means plenty of runs, never that fast, but no true speed or … Continue reading Marathon vs 5k
Sunfest 5k time! It's warm and sunny at 5:30 pm. But that's not the whole story. We are delayed due to a train stuck blocking Okeechobee Blvd. Apparently, runners stuck on the other side called-in to friends on this side, which got to race management in time to stall the start. I warm up by running … Continue reading Sunfest TGI5k 2017
4mi. I had to scoot out early before cooldown to get John off to school in time. The intervals for the 17 ppl that showed up were: 1 mi warmup 200m w/100m recovery 200m w/100m recovery 800m w/200m recovery 100m w/100m recovery 100m w/100m recovery 1000m w/200 recovery 400m w/100m recovery @75% 400m w/100m recovery … Continue reading Intervals for distance
26.2 mi. Our best weather yet for the seventh Palm Beach Marathon, this year we were introduced to a new course. The route took us north for the first 1.5 miles, south again past the start/finish line area, and south to Manalapan towards the Ritz Carlton Hotel. I brought Shelley Thompson and Heather Smith with … Continue reading Palm Beach Marathon Festival 2010
4 mi. 1 mi warmup. 100m, 100 m recovery 200m, 100 m recovery 200m, 100 m recovery 300m, 200m recovery 500m, 200m recovery 300m, 200m recovery 100m, 100 m recovery 300m, 100m recovery 500m, 200m recovery 100m, 100 m recovery 700m, 200m recovery 500m, 200m recovery 500m, 200m recovery 300m, 200m recovery 200m, 100m recovery … Continue reading 36 people for track?
8 mi. I did Lap #1 alone, 2 & 3 with Scott, and 3,4,5 alone again. I am getting used to feeling some speed and ability to go hard breathing again. This is good as I draw closer to racing in Lake Worth again at the end of September. I could have used water at … Continue reading More speed voluntarily
5 mi. After a 1 mi warmup that really showed me how warm it was, I commented to Charlotte how last week's track session was full of 200s and 3oos, good for my first one back in awhile. That was all I needed to say - this workout was mostly long stuff that taxed my … Continue reading Don’t try to out guess Paul.
8mi. Joined by Walter, I ran the mile warmup and cooldown and a slow 6 miles of hills. No ill effects from my left calf muscle, which was the hope. I think it was the warmest 5am start ever on the bridge, my car said 86 degrees. It at one point driving there said 89, … Continue reading Bridge Tues
6.5 mi What a surprise, I finished 6.5 of 7 miles and left limping. I arrived alone, ran a mile in the parking lot and felt nothing adverse. Then I ran bridge lap #1 alone, too. I encountered a loudmouth drunk coming down the hill, so when I saw Adrienne and Lisa Reiss staring, I … Continue reading Stung once more