What's the best way to get the crazy smell out of your running shoes? I made the mistake of washing them THEN putting them in the heated dryer. Heating them to dry brings all of the sweat ever dripped into the shoe to the forefront. So once they come out of the dryer, two things … Continue reading Flushed out
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
6 mi. Today was a run back into the training for Two Rivers Marathon Festival. I had been "off" for a week following A1A Marathon, this 6 mile easy run was next on the calendar. I ran in PGA National, my regular route. the weather when I began at 8:40 am was 55 degrees - … Continue reading The season is the reason
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
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
8mi. Today's run was actually perfect weather for the ride, not as much so for the running. It was so dead still, the sweat began for me on the 1 mile warmup - Chiara and Scott came along for the 5am start. I ran my 6 laps with Scott, who went slow enough thankfully as … Continue reading Bridges count, even when I go slooooow!
8mi. During the 1 mi warmup I was questioning my breathing. Each lap of 6 on the bridge was tough, I felt very lazy and slow. I noticed a difference between good leg and injured side, but no ill effects on the hill. It was humid and dark - the east side of the bridge … Continue reading The:Last:Bridge:Runner
30mi. Having just returned from Colorado and Utah where little structured activity occurred, I went riding to Bridge Rd and back with Chiara and Walter. We kept a good pace 22+ going there, then got subjected to the wind coming home. I looked to keep my speed while pulling over 20mph, but I saw some … Continue reading Spin the wind after a layoff
2000 yds. Sometimes when I swim it is as if I am starting over. I don't feel I have any mastery of basic freestyle, and I seem slow to kick and pull. That was today. Nothing out of the ordinary, here's the workout, many 25s for the main set. I started following the interval times, … Continue reading Where’d it all go?
20 mi. I did the circle around Singer Island at a below normal pace avg of 19.2 mph. I had a headwind of 10 mph for the first eastward heading 4 miles, I didn't try to push too hard against that. I was one gear easier than usual to employ spinning mentality. Even riding south … Continue reading Better than sleeping