6.5 mi. I arrived early today since this week I should have 65-70 miles done. I did 2.5 warmup with Seth and Aldo, then the track intervals. Only 6 of us this morning, probably a good late summer week for people to take vacations... 2.5 mi warmup on Grandiflora Rd 100m w/100m recovery 100m w/100m recovery … Continue reading 80% effort on the track
5 mi. Last year we had such a mile season for cool weather. I didn't have to dress "warm" except for when I thought my wimpy fingers would need gloves. Surely this was "global warming" hitting the homefront. Today I started in 36 degree temps with an 11 mph wind coming from the NE. At … Continue reading Our winter runs
5mi. Franci subbed in for Paul today and had a workout with a twist - have a look at how that went... 1 mi warmup jog 100m w/100m recovery 200m w/100m recovery 300m w/100m recovery 400m w/100m recovery 500m w/100m recovery 600m w/200m recovery (2:12) 600m w/200m recovery (2:11) 600m w/200m recovery (2:07) 500m w/200m recovery 400m w/200m … Continue reading Franci’s twist
5mi. Our warm summer weather allows for local runners to branch out into triathlons, spending some of our training time with a 20+mph bike breeze or swimming. It's also a great time to "gut" through workouts that build a really strong runner. That describes today's effort. We had a good series of 300, 400 and 500m sprints, … Continue reading Summer Strong
5mi. We don't often do the whole set of intervals in such an organized, predictable fashion. Our weather has been very hot and humid even so early in the morning. Matt K. and Aldo were there, some of the intervals I led, some they pulled me through faster than I would have gone alone. Left … Continue reading Ladders down
4 mi. A quick exit for the drive to school, but today's track sesh was attended by 15-20 people and some of Dave Reback's kids. They run in the middle, on the grass, or against the grain in the outermost lanes. How neat to be exposed to all this fitness starting at a young age! … Continue reading Blinking thru 400s
5 mi. Didn't know I'd be leaving the track workout today with aYogi Berra-like quote word. When we got there, Paul was talking about the breeze (hardly noticeable) and how cool it was for a run (not true). We did medium grade intervals today, I ran cautiously slower than usual, thinking the extra everything I've … Continue reading It’s getting “summery.”
5 mi. Today's workout was in question with Hurricane Irene offshore. There was a 60% chance of rain, but none around when I left the house this morning. Paul ran the show, Erica, Tom Matese, Gary, Perry, Kyle, Teresa, Walter (back a day early from Oz) Robert and Matt K. were already doing their first … Continue reading Go Irene!
5 mi. Erica takes the workout during Paul's absence - he's at USAT AG Nationals. Erica did not do a "symmetrical" workout, distancing herself and the intervals from the would-be guessers. I encountered hard rain under the PGA bridge of 95 on Military Trail. I told everyone about it, but I was pushed aside as … Continue reading Go red go.