Thursday, May 31, 2007

Parks Loop

Time: 54:08
Distance: 8 mi.

I think that this could become a staple run: Hancock, IF, Bull Creek, Shoal Creek. Waiting until the afternoon was a bad call, as usual... it was hot and my stomach was pissed. Need to get into the AM run routine. Body felt half decent despite being dehydrated. Right calf a little stiff.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Track Workout: The "Pre"

Time: 50:00
Distance: 8 mi.

The "Pre" workout: alternating 30-32 and 40 second 200s for 2 miles, target of about 9:30. Running to try to pace Andrew through this one. This feels okay for the first mile, but once you start to go lactic there isn't much recovery. I ended up doing the whole thing but cut across the grass for the last two "rest" 200s... not feeling very well rested, and it was a bit hot and windy. We went 9:42. 20 minutes warm up and cool down.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

North Loop, Grass

Time: 41:34
Distance: 6 mi.

The guys were doing just 15 minutes at the track, so I ran 20 minutes there, did some drills, did the 15 minutes on the grass then ran home. North Loop in Austin refers to anything up towards or around the Hyde Park area and Hancock Golf Course. Body still a bit stiff, especially right calf and groin.

Monday, May 28, 2007

At Town Lake

Time: 75:37
Distance: 12 mi.

Morning run at Town Lake with the guys... started by the Austin High track because of the CapTexTri. Pretty easy for the first 8 miles, then 2 miles steady (5:37, 5:42) then 2 miles easy. Hips and left IT band are still pretty tight.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Crater Lake, 2004


I also intend to post some pictures and video, occasionally... I've got some classic stuff from the last few years. This run was amazing: an easy 13 miles half way around the rim of Crater Lake in Oregon. Brendan is filming from Neely's car wearing a blue bandanna on his head and singing Bruce Springsteen.

Long IF

Time: 40:00
Distance: 6 mi.

This sort of feels like the first run of the rest of my life. For the first time I don't know what my goals are or what the purpose of my running is... at the same time, for the first time, I have the freedom to determine both of those things. In the short term, I think that I want to jump in a road or track 5k. In the medium term, I want to stay in shape and shoot for the CVS Downtown 5k in Providence this fall to try to make the Ivy Ekiden team. In the long term... marathon? Get in really good 5k shape by next spring? Barring two fairly unlikely events (someone not declaring in the NCAA Midwest region in the 5k and being granted a 6th year for cross country), my collegiate career is ovah.

Felt okay on the run after a long day of travel... still a bit sore. Haven't been sleeping great, so it's not too surprising that I haven't really recovered well.

Also, I'm running in an almost new pair of Nike Elite 3s... by far the best Nike trainer I've had.