The work begins
Greg wins with his pick up of my veiled blog title reference to the 80’s. What he wins is still unclear but one of these days I will actually award a prize to some lucky winner. For the time being, he wins my admiration for being such a scholar on all things biological and cheesy 80’s pop culture. He also dates himself with his uncanny knowledge of Jessie’s Girl. It doesn’t get much better than playing air guitar singing to the rafter’s “Where can I find a woman like that!”
On to the running. Monday was a 7 mi a.m. and 7 mi lunchtime run with two nobscott loops in opposing directions. Not very inventive, I know, but it is the run with the most hills around here and I am trying to get ready for hills.
Tuesday morning was an easy 5 with a nobscott shakeout loop. I made sure to go really easy in advance of last nights Reggie workout.
The track work out last night was long and tiring. The workout was 1200m, 1200m, 4 mile, 1200m, 1200m. You know it is marathon time when you are throwing in 4 mile intervals on the indoor track. What a hoot. Luckily we got things rolling early with Jeremy, H, tps, and some other hangers on who came in and out of the workout at their leisure. It was a solid, diverse, group of many clubs. Isn’t it special when people from different backgrounds and locations can come together in peace and unity towards the common cause of qualifying for the oly trials in the marathon. I feel warm and fuzzy.
Here is the data from my watch:
Five intervals, 7 quality miles, none of it fast, none of it slow. This workout is great for that “keep it going, keep it steady” type of mentality you want for the marathon. Enough of this type of quality on top of high mileage is great for the confidence.
This morning I ran to work via Memorial Forest in 51:37. The weather people were all about the snow last night but since they are wrong 75% of the time, it was dry as a bone on the trails this morning. I will be Easy Gaiting it home tonight to try and get my legs fresh for this weekend.
That’s all I got.