I've missed you. Summer semester has been intense and I've been kind of burned out on online communication due to an online class from ****. I planned to be active again here after the term; sadly KR Voodoo's passing this week brought me back a few days early.
With my new coach roots (live-in coaching, does it get any better?
), better nutrition, and more yoga that has basically erased all the aches and pains I'd been having over the last year, I've been having some great weeks and am excited for fall marathon season.
Today's workout was 10 miles with 8 X 800 after warming up. I've been running 800s really well on the high school track but today 4 lanes of it were covered with soccer gear as the girls were practicing. So I ran on the dirt Towpath today using a mile marker and painted tree for half mile repeats. (It was fitting that Voo loved to run here, too.)
I was disappointed in my workout. On the track I've been going 3:30 and below for the distance. Today nothing was faster than 3:33. The intensity and difficulty felt the same, so I think not getting good push-off footing and just being out of my usual place were factors. It was also 93% humidity and 75 degrees. Still, I wanted to run better.
I look forward to catching up with the group! Hope everyone is feeling good and having fun.
Dan - that is a crazy heat wave y'all are getting in the PNW. Hang in there!
loopy, sounds like you had a toe incident? Poor piggie - heal quick!
Richard, hope whatever you decided on was fun.
Dave - nice solid run!
FB, do you do your push-ups in sets or to exhaustion? You're a machine!
Jill, glad your back's on the mend.
MBH, enjoy the 5.
RA, at least you got it done even if it wasn't "easy."
4boys - cool you got to see that young talent. And, THANK YOU for being a courteous runner who makes way for those doing workouts - want to come up to the track where I work and teach all the ambling, curler-wearing, chatting walkers in lane 1 some track etiquette? Please?
BBS, take care of that leg.
brown, thanks for your wise words and nice tempo run, too.
kfuller, sounds like a satisfying run.
chances, I gather you were injured/off? Ow. Welcome back!
Hawk, have fun in the water.