Weather was conducive to a good workout today, and I had one! Dropped Deb off for PT, then headed to the college for a workout. Warmed up on the soccer fields, then hit the track for 20 minutes of alternating 200's. Those went very well, and after a short recovery, did 5 longer hill repeats (approx. 4 minutes each to complete), and then cooled down for a total of 10K. Felt like I was Mo Farah Moe Howard!
Attempting to add hill work as much as possible at the college, as my race a week from saturday is at picacho hills country club. I was only there one time a long time ago with little "e" when we were looking at houses, and I remember it as much more that "hills". Anyway, weather is supposed to remain in the low 70's thru thursday, so I will run tomorrow here in Deming, and then again at NMSU on thursday when Deb is again PT'ing. From friday on, it looks like summer will have arrived, and all our temps will be 90 or higher.
2 Mi 10:08 5:04 Pace 91' 5K 17:45 5:44 Pace 90' 4 Mi 23:20 5:52 Pace 90' 5 Mi 29:56 5:59 Pace 89' 10K 37:54 6:07 Pace 91' 15K 1:00:30 6:30 Pace 91' 1/2M 1:27:30 6:41 Pace 93' M 3:10:58 7:17 Pace 50Mi 8:22:50 10:03 Pace 94'
Just completed 40 years of running and racing distances from 1500 meters to 50 miles. After 4 back surgeries, surgeries to both feet, having my knee and ankle broken after being hit by a truck, and having had meniscus surgery in 2011, I have limited my competitive running to races I can complete in an hour or less. I think I have used up all 9 of my running lives, so I am hoping to stay injury free for a few more years! My goal now is to try and run 4 days a week with two days of quality work, and to supplement that with three days a week of weights and bike intervals at the gym. The Combination of Year/Kilometers (40 plus years and over 110,000 kilometers) have enjoyed their full effect on me orthopaedically.