Final day in Eugene. Sadly it’s a Monday and the start of another work week. So after a nice trail run around Dorris Ranch with Finley I had to pack up and hit a coffee shop for the rest of the day. Just finished with all the catchup work as I write this.
Another heavy day of race watching. Did a run in the PM with Donnie before crashing. Couldn’t muster the energy to get out into Eugene again. Oh and I’m sunburned…
Today more big stories happened that I have time to tell about but it started with a good workout with Matt Elliot and his buddy John at South Eugene Track (John, by the way, might be one of the country’s biggest track fans, road tripping from San Diego with some friends to watch Pre earlier this year). The workout was one of his design and I just tagged along but it fit the format I was used to. The idea was 5k at 5:10 down to 4:50 pace. Get the legs good and tired. Then slap on the spikes for 10×200 at almost all out (like 25-26). Full recovery in between. Continue reading »
Today all I really did was run and watch the track meet. Kind of a down day. Legs not bad but mentally in letdown mode.
Great dinner at Excelsior Inn restaurant with Patrick Todd and his family.
Well it’s been a while since I really dove into an entry. I apologize about that. Simply put, its been a busy couple of weeks at a point in the year when I would like the most free time. I’ve also had fairly little alone time, which personally suits me fine, but cramps my ability to write. It’s weird, now that I think about it, I can code under any condition. I can even have brief conversations with people while writing a function and 5 minutes later realize I have no idea what was said. The same is not true for me with writing. Music about as much stimulus as I can handle. If someone’s making a sandwich 10 feet away, it would seem I’m far more interested in their choice of condiments. Continue reading »
Went to Hayward today. Did a nice little run with Donnie and Matt Elliot. 20minutes. Then to the track for strides and some dynamic stretching drills. The strides were only 90% cause my achilles and calves still felt a bit sore.
Weather here has been awesome. 60s and sunny.
Really didn’t feel that awesome. Legs tired from the travel I hope.
Last workout before nats. All that’s required is to touch on race pace and just see how I feel.
2 mile warmup. Spiked up. Did a few strides and leg swings.
4×400. 60s RIB. (59.9, 60.3, 59.1, 59.7)
2×100 (13.3, 13.1)
1.5 mile cooldown. Continue reading »
Legs waking up pretty sore actually. Hammies especially. Too much stretching last night I’m guessing. I held stretches for 2min at a time, or 1min40s longer than usual…
3 miles easy
Some balancing drills
Easy 3 around Frohring Meadows
Really down day today.
Nothing in the morning and only
in the evening.
I honestly had no idea what to run today for the workout. It took a vast collaboration of ideas to come up with a plan that made sense. Everything else was “too fast” or “too long”. The idea that finally made sense was to focus on a little speed play. Some race mimicking situations. I was going to run a tempo 800 as is becoming usual and then a 700, 600, 500 with different parts fast and slow. Continue reading »
Oh sooo glad I ran this morning. It felt awful when I started but back to normal by the time I was done the 20min run.
Balancing and hip drills
Something about doing those drills, taking the time to flex and stretch for even 20minutes really helps me. It keeps being reaffirmed every time I do it. So why don’t I do it more?…
Not feeling super good today. Combination of longer yesterday and a decent workout on Tues?
Got roped into one session by a frustrating day of work (which has also kept me from updating my log promptly). Oh well…
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