Since my last post, I've run a whopping three times. I forget why I skipped my runs on that first Sunday and Tuesday. It was probably stress and exhaustion. I don't feel 100% yet from my bronchitis that started a few days before the marathon. I still have a cough and feel extra tired all… Continue reading Race, Running Rut, Redemption
Well it finally happened - I had a very bad run on Wednesday. I have been feeling so great in general and especially on my runs that I knew a lousy run was bound to happen eventually, but this one is 100% my own dang fault. I was so busy at work on Wednesday that… Continue reading A Week Filled with Runs and Chip
I stumbled across this article about 2 weeks too late. I wish I had known the inside lane rule! The lanes of the track are somewhat like a highway. The inside lane is for the fastest runner, and each subsequent lane indicates a slower pace. For example, a five-minute miler would take the inside lane,… Continue reading Essential Rules for the Track
I got done with work a little early today because I started my day so early, and instead of pulling my shades and getting under the covers with Chip snuggling beside me, I decided to go for a run. I took yesterday as a rest day, even though it really should have been a cross… Continue reading Tuesday Track
On Wednesday night, I did my first track workout of my life. I wasn’t sure what I was doing, but I changed into running gear at the office, took the T in the opposite direction that I normally do, switched to a bus, and got off in Allston (where Harvard's athletic facilities are). I could… Continue reading Doing Speed…I Mean Speedwork
I recently came across an article titled, "Summer Running: How to Stand the Heat." It states that at 70-79 degrees, "elite marathoners slowed down by 3 minutes, with the sub-elites losing 20 minutes." So my Boston Marathon time of 5:20:02 wasn't all that bad considering how hot it was. My secret goal was 5 hours,… Continue reading How to Stand the Heat
It's safe to say I'm finally over the worst of this virus. Sunday's two "runs" made me no worse for the wear, and if anything, improved my mental state by leaps and bounds. I don't know if it was that or the Robitussin with codeine, but I slept like a log on Sunday night and… Continue reading She’s Baaaaaack!