For any lurkers or newbies. Thought I'd pitch the name of the thread in the title to let folks know what we are about. We've got a merry band of regulars but look forward to sharing with anyone who is looking for a little support either in the workout realm or in the healthful living (they are tied together in my opinion). There are no ground rules here - just come and go as you see fit. Hopefully we are encouraging and understanding of where people are. The regulars here run the full gamut of workout routines (dedicated runners like me) to those who are just starting out and/or don't run but do other (more interesting in my opinion) forms of exercise - everything including yoga, pilates, spinning, walking, swimming, golf, and many others. Come join us and let us help you (and in return help ourselves) live the life both with your workouts and your healthful routines.
Now for the first report of the week:
What a day! The conditions on the race course were brutal and most everyone that I talked to after the race did worse this year than they have in the previous 2 years. In fact one of my fast buddies (and he is a 3:05 marathoner) did 10 minutes slower than 2 years ago which was his slowest 1/2 marathon to date. I was a full 4 minutes slower (which in retrospect isn't that bad but still...). I came in at 1:38:15 which is just a little faster than my marathon pace But it had to be about 80 degrees and 75-80% humidity when we started, light rain before sunrise, no wind, generally oppressive. But I'll take the time and chock it up to history.
On a positive note the new shoes seemed to work out - at least they didn't kill my feet. Funny thing, they buffed part of the callouses off the balls of both feet. I didn't have any more wear on my feet which isn't atypical for new shoes anyway. Now the real test - will they hold up and not stretch out once they get wet (and they were soaked today!).
My workout routine for the week:
Sun - race (done)
Mon - XT weights and maybe 4 miles easy
Tue - 40-50 minutes tempo
Wed - 3 miles at race pace
Thu - 7 miles easy
Fri - off
Sat - 17 miles long
1. Follow up with a couple outstanding medical appointments (endocrinology and IM).
2. Guard my shoulder (so far no issues from racing today but it's still early).
Hope that everyone is having a safe Labor Day weekend and I look forward to hearing about the new house (Jackie) and how the late summer is shaping up out west (Minky, Laura, et al.)
Peace for those who need it - and I hope that a couple friends who have been on hiatus are back with us shortly - Jasmine for one. BTW - has anyone heard from Susan recently? I assume she's still in MA but then again...
Peace to all and I'll see you in the funnies,