Running long (road) 1:30:00 14.94 km (6:02 / km) ahr:146 max:162 shoes: Jack (Mizuno Wave Rider)
Long run out to the other end of Cambridge and back. The idea was to nab Garden St. and finish Mass Ave as part of a big loop. Mission accomplished. I'm now just shy of 25% of Cambridge streets done.
I felt good running and in fact thought that I was keeping up a pretty decent long run pace. Turns out that I wasn't really, as I hardly ran faster than 9:30 pace. But it did feel good and I didn't ever get to trudging or feeling like I needed to slow down, so that's really great. Finished up with 6x20" strides.
Running (road) 49:48 7.28 km (6:50 / km) +6m6:49 / km ahr:153 max:166 shoes: Jack (Mizuno Wave Rider)
Totally easy outing hunting some nodes around Harvard, ending at work. Legs were tired.
It would definitely be more efficient during the run to have a printed map with a route pre-planned when going out for streets/nodes, rather than having to remember and check the node map on my phone. But that takes planning so who knows if I will ever do that.
In a demonstration of how light the competition is at our national events (which could in turn be an argument for larger age classes), I managed to win 3-day awards in two separate age classes at the Georgia meet. How is this possible? Awards were for best 2-of-3, I ran F21 the first day and F40 the second and third days. With only three people competing in F21 over the entire weekend I managed third place with only one score. And then won F40 both of the remaining days, securing an F40 first place.
I am thankful that I got to pick out TWO moon pies during the awards ceremony but it is all a bit silly.
Running intervals (road) 52:22 8.64 km (6:04 / km) ahr:142 max:173 shoes: Jack (Mizuno Wave Rider)
Trying something new, running from work, the idea being that it’s really hard to head out for a run after getting home in the evening when it’s all dark and cold and I’m tired.
Headed to the Harvard track with the hope that such a wealthy institution would plow their track after a snowfall. They have not, and the track was not in a usable state. Le sigh.
To the river instead and did 800m tempo followed by 6x”300”. It was hard to do the 300s fast because there’s not much light out there most places. It’s so dark and my uncorrected night vision is sketchy enough that I wouldn’t see oncoming runners until almost colliding with them. I think they all saw me because I was the only one to startle jump and hop to the side.
Didn’t feel particularly zippy but I am oh so glad I made it out.