Saturday, September 11, 2010

That Was Different

Literally, the rectum of Phoenix

Got up and ran at a track today with my buddy Chris who is new to running. We found this track in Peoria that measures a mile in 4.25 laps. Almost nobody out there and we had a pleasant 4 mile run scheduled at 11:18 pace. We came in ahead of that and I was able to run the final mile at 9:15. My body wanted to run fast this morning and it was nice to still have that feeling after three warm-up miles.

This track is open to the public and has a typical soft surface, 4 lanes, nice grass, and some bleachers and tables so you can set your gear down while you donkey around in circles.

Chris got his new Timex and promptly set it for a sub 3:00 26.2 pace. I have referred him again to Runners Den for new shoes, Target for some tech fabric, and Fascinations for a massage stick.

This was a good week for running. Our 2YO kept us up Wednesday night so I didn't go out the next morning as planned, but did run Thursday evening, so I have kept to the plan. There is an idea floating around about strengthening my core. I just wish there were some website or blog or something with a plan for core workouts...... DING! Need to get back here and jump in. Seven miles on schedule for tomorrow morning, then a loop back through this weeks plan for two weeks before going ahead towards January RnR AZ. Happy Saturday!!


8 comments:

gene said...

great to hear that you are still able to get out and run! i need to buckle down and get out. i HAVE been doing the hardCORE workout every other day, but still need to incorporate running. hellloooooo! jeesh.

Anonymous said...

Umm..what core workout? LOL.
Glad to hear you had a nice run day! I, on the otherhand, slept in instead. D-oh!

Adrienne said...

Open track in Peoria you say? I'm in Peoria. I thought you were on the other side of the city. Ya I've been slacking on HCC, but I'll get on that right after I finish this icecream.

Julie said...

It sounds like you had a nice track workout! I wish that there was a nice track that I could run on. My daughter's high school has a wonderful track but it is always locked up and only students are allowed to run on it. Bummer! Good luck with your 7 miler:)

Adam said...

They have those "massage sticks" that vibrate and are heated there, right?

Way to rock out that last mile!

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Molly said...

ugh, I need to do core work too, I'm so bad about it, but it needs to be done!! The track workout looks like a nice change of pace.

Jamoosh said...

"... the rectum of Phoenix"

Chuckling!

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