5mi. Today I used a different approach. If my challenge is breathing, I worked harder on the intervals and didn't jog all of the 100m recoveries. I wanted to spend the energy on the track while the time was elapsing. It worked out ok, no tremendous breakthroughs. I ran behind James and Steve. Seth was … Continue reading More on the intervals
5mi. Last night's Rogue Run was terrific fun. Plenty of runners, a great showing at the Twisted Trunk afterward, and good photos of the group. Today the wake up with 3 beers for dinner was a challenge. I usually do some body weight exercises to open my lungs and wake up before driving to the … Continue reading Feathers fall flat
5mi. A warm and sticky day with a "sometimes" breeze from the east. About 12 people on the track, I followed Seth and a high school runner on most intervals. Probably less effort than last week, I wasn't going to catch Seth but I wasn't in danger of being chased down, either. I forgot my … Continue reading Before sunrise
5mi. No rain! First workout in 5 days outdoors as what is being described as "once in a century" rains and floods hit South Florida. I believe the rain has brought some cooler temps, that's good. I am entered in the Full Moon 10 mile race on Saturday night. Previously held at JD State Park, … Continue reading On the Grid Again
5mi. After parking at the Alton street location, Paul rounded the corner in his now-repaired Jeep. He said, "C'mon, we are running on the track today, the gates are open." It was a noticeable difference, the track is softer and springs back with each step. I couldn't see the small repair marks until it was … Continue reading Spongey track again
5mi. Just home from a great weekend away in Boston, it was time to tell the stories. Both warmup and cooldown miles were spent recalling the weekend's high points and answering questions. Today was breezy from the east. I ran with Janet, sometimes Atilla and always behind Seth. 1mi warmup jog 300m w/100m recovery 500m w/100m … Continue reading Still in the street.
5mi. The "prescribed" workout for pre-marathon Thursday is run the track session at half speed or do 6 - 800m intervals at marathon pace. Not today! I ran the familiar workout next to Attila, we were going faster than I would have but with no problems or strain. My breath was taxed, but it recovered … Continue reading Off the usual