Archive for May 2006

Last Training run?

Wednesday, 31 May 2006

I think it is…

Today: 3 miles in 69 degree F (93 percent humidity).

I didn’t listen to anything on the iPod today…so, I got to hear the birds excited about the warm weather. It looks like Saturday’s weather is going to be in the high 70s (as opposed to the recent 90s the past two days).

Well, I think that’s it…I moved all the blog stuff to the WordPress site and it was groovy to read through this season (and part of the last). Now, on to Saturday and last three days of school.


What not to wear on a warm, muggy morning run

Tuesday, 30 May 2006

Conditions: 68 degrees F; 90% humidity; no wind. (It’s a muggy, still morning)

Listened to Train’s latest album and ran the usual 3-mile route (8th to Wilson).

Lori warned me that I would be too hot to run in a long-sleeve shirt; I said I’d be fine. See, all of my other short-sleeved numbers have gone by the wayside and frankly it hasn’t been warm for too long to warrant getting another. So, this morning’s muggy run in stillness wasn’t that bad: the long-slever is a racing shirt and breathes very well…but, I am sort of sweaty. Perhaps it’s time to break down and get some shirts for the summer.

So, here’s the last week of training: 3-4-2 mileage this week…oh, wait, I didn’t get that accurate: 3-4-2-26.2. The course has changed a little from previous years…mostly at the ends (because of construction). And perhaps that will make the race a bit more exciting than my long runs on county roads. Anyway, Lori ran in the Great Race 10K yesterday and me and the boys got to see her finish. Also, we got to see Lalo and Andi finish and got to chat a bit after the race. Hot day yesterday, probably a hot day Saturday.

Need to get some shirts. 

Here’s a post from OPML editor

Saturday, 27 May 2006

Here I am

Saturday, 27 May 2006

Just checking back with my favorite blog.

Last Long Run…

Saturday, 27 May 2006

It was a cool 58 degree F when I began running around 6 a.m. and by the end of the 8-mile run, the temp got up to 62 (with lots of humity in the air). This was my first run on the Shanklin trail this season.

In years past, the path was a part of all of my runs: nice and level, crushed stone, really good to run on. But then I started running CR 32 in pursuit of hills. And to end the first part of the season, I did a favorite route of around the circle of Goshen. Strong run will no hint of soreness from the left calf (yeah!).

Next week: a little longer run: about 3 times as far.

Listened to: "Wait, wait…don't tell me" and some Train.

Short run and the cool before summer

Wednesday, 24 May 2006

It's about 46 degrees f with a little wind and I ran the usual 3 mile route.

Listened to Train and traffic wasn't really that bad this morning.

Apparently, we're supposed to be hitting a warming trend in Indiana: 76 today, 80 tomorrow and possible mid-80s next week.
It was a nice cool run this morning.

My calf felt a little tight, but no pain. Hopefully I can call it a knot and not an injury and will have little to do with the marathon.

A little scare on Sunday’s run

Monday, 22 May 2006

This was my step-down run to 12 miles. But around mile 9, my calf started to tighten (just like the injury from last season that stopped my Spring training). I was able to run-walk the remaining 3 miles and it's still a bit sore. Tomorrow I'm suppose to run and I'll probably take it for a test-drive just to see.

Other news: got a Priceline hotel price for downtown South Bend. We usually try for the highest-ranked hotel at $50 and we usually get something in Mishawaka. BUT, WE GOT the MARRIOTT! Yes, a 1/2 block from the starting line. We-Haw! This must be a good omen that the race will go well (or, that I get to take a shower before the trip home).