Plunging into 2016

With new goals and schemes, we needed an appropriately epic kick-off for 2016…

Turtle crossing!

Why did the turtle cross the road? Why, oh why?!  (This isn’t a post about my speed in the sudden heat of New England, by the way.) Around here, in June, there’s an influx of turtles on the road.  I see many turtle casualties on my workouts. It’s sad. Today, I paused my Garmin to help…

Boston Strong – to the finish!

It’s been quite a while since my last post. But my experience of the 118th Boston Marathon this past Monday inspired me to spend some time capturing my experience. My qualifying time just wasn’t fast enough for this year’s race.  After working through my initial disappointment, I was clear that I just wanted to be…

Negative Splits – Positive Thoughts

Workout #1: Endurance Run with negative split Type: Run Planned Duration: 1:20 Description: 15 min gradual warm-up, the keep effort in check, last 15:00=steady state effort (aim for ~half marathon pace, strong and steady) As I was “gradually” warming up, I started thinking about my target pace for the run. I was thinking 8:40/8:45 for the…

My happy pace

Wednesday December 18, Workout #2: Base Run with Drills Planned Duration: 0:55 Description: 15 min gradual warm-up Base effort throughout End with 4 x (:15 skipping/ :15 jog/ :15 grapevine/ :15 jog)  Post-activity comments: This is my happy pace. I love this. When I run like this (without a watch) I think to myself about a…