Fast tempo run today, 3 miles at tempo, plus warm up and not much of a cool down. During the cool down I tried to find my max heartrate, but the HRM decided to jump to a real high number which didn't seem right, so I still am clueless.
Stats: 5.5 miles 39:41 (7:15/mi), w/o 3 miles @7:02/mi AHR 163
Lou[/URL" target="_blank">, (aka Mr. predawnrunner), MD, USA
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Rehearsal run today.
Packed the shorts with 4 GUs and 2 Lyte-n-gos, deposited the cell phone in a ziplock bag, wore all the stuff I plan on wearing this weekend.
Then ran 3 miles easy followed by 2 at MP and then 3.6 easy to finish up, 9:05 m/m overall.
The wind was howling out of the ENE at 25 MPH thanks to that tropical storm out there. I hope I didn't rehearse for a windy race day. Much harder finishing up than it woulda been normally.
I think I saw some of these this morning!!
4 spook-tacular miles this morning with the winds gusting up to 30 mph out of the south. About a quarter mile is directly into that wind and I was thankful to have Brinkley pulling me along - otherwise I think I'd have been going backwards!
Average 9:30 pace - 300 crunches to top it off.
Ack! 2 threads from which to choose! Like a lemming, I shall choose the one that already has other replies.
I glanced at my desktop weather application this morning and it said 52 degrees. Terrific! I dressed in shorts and a singlet and went out for my run. But what's this? My arms stung with the cold, my fingers felt numb, and my ears
a la DWtoceached with the cold wind. This sure didn't feel like 52 degrees!
Sure enough...I just arrived home and realized that I had been checking the extended forecast for the NY Marathon runners last night...and my weather app was showing me the balmy temps in NYC. Here in lovely Somerville, MA? A nippy 39. No wonder I felt so chilly!
I got it done, though, and warmed up past the 2 mile mark. 5.20 miles in 44:43 (8:35 pace). My lungs feel terrific...I think I've finally gotten this asthma thing kicked!
Today was a weight workout at the gym for me.
Thanks to whoever gave the heads up on the NOVA Marathon program last night. I thought is was pretty interesting. Most the runners went through all the usual stuff that beginners suffer: shin splints, stress fractures, knee pain, etc. But 12 of 13 ran and finished the Boston Marathon.
5 nice 'n easy miles at 9:50 pace.
Have a happy halloween!
We're giving out beer to the adult trick or treaters tonight. Our neighbors like us. !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|border=0!
Predawnrunner[/URL" target="_blank">, aka mrs W.R.F. Beer
Took a rest day yesterday. Think I rated it. An easy one today before the ghosts and goblins arrive.
Originally posted by La Tortuga:
Boston Magazine - why? Is someone we know mentioned in it?
Seems that magazine is available online... Well lookie here... our own Doc Robin:
But we already knew she's the Best! Congrats RT!
Enjoy your day folks!
You scared the He** out of my WRFB. I need some medication now.
Here I thought Robin was a crime fighter who liked fast cars. Go figure.
I watched the NOVA special on the 12 runners training for the Boston. Some inspiring stories, but I thought you had to qualify for the Boston. Did these people get in because they were being trained by Tufts? The last one to cross finished in 6 hours 37 minutes or something. Four miles this morning in a blustery wind, but it's Halloween - gotta burn off the calories for the Snickers and Milky Ways!
My legs felt better this morning after a professional massage yesterday. Not only that, but my masseuse was one of the Hanson-Brooks team members who will be running in the women's Olympic marathon qualifier in Boston next April. So we talked a lot about running as she worked over my quads. The Hanson team also has an amazing thirteen runners in Saturdays men's trials in NYC.
I see that Mary is feeling that post-race acceleration with her times the last couple of days. I felt it too and ran 4 miles at an accelerating recovery pace, starting with 9:40 and ending up at 8:50. Still a bit stiff, but feeling good about it.
Nice to see Robin's quick run today, and to know that she's an elite doctor as well as an elite runner. Sounds like Bill's ready for his big race, too. Good running to everyone else today!
- Runnin' in Rochester
wow, that's windy.
Robin, once in late April, I sent DD out on a day long jaunt w/friends after telling her the forecast... that i'd seen on a tape. from February. she still loves me anyway.
pilates, 1 1/2 workouts, & some pt stuff. winds calm in the living room.
gym this afternoon.
I'm making progress, I think.
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Samhain Greetings ~
4along the nearly-glassy Charles. Only scariness to report was a runner in a fright wig.
Good morning everyone,
10.59 miles of hills @ 9:16 pace on a scary morning...there was a mist blowing over the lakes and it looked like something out of a werewolf movie.
I"ll be making a few rounds over to the Beer house tonight... !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|border=0!
Good runs to all today.
I'll post my PBS Marathon comments in that thread.
2000 yds in the pool.
5x100 at 1:45
5x100 at 1:55
6x50 at :50
CD 6x50 pull/swim/pull/swimm/pull/golf score
exhausted golf score 112 (ha! best ever is 85?)