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a wonderful present

sunday

the road to new york

Bright and early at 7:30, ran the brand new 15k race this morning, and it went very well – 3rd overall in 53:54, a 5:46/mile pace, hadn’t raced this distance in 5 years and did not lose any time since the last one.  Really happy with the time.  The weather was ideal – cool 70 degrees with a slight breeze – especially after the past week of heat and humidity.  Last Sunday’s tempo run in the h & h paid dividends today.  And the race was primarily sponsored by a local craft brewery, so a great post-race party with friends…a great way to spend a birthday…will celebrate it formally tomorrow!

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hot days

tuesday

the road to new york

Hot and humid all day, no relief in sight for a few days, got in a 5 miler this afternoon.  Still planning to go to my track club’s mile race tomorrow evening in the heat, looking at it more as a workout than a race.  Maybe have a beer or two afterwards.

the run, meh; the event, terrific

thursday

the road to new york

A nice 9 mile recovery run in the park and around town with the earphones and music on, rarely listen to music in runs but wanted it today.  The run was recovery after last might’s 5k…

Last night’s Ronald McDonald House 5k went ok, finishing in 17:19, a slightly disappointing time but 4th overall, 2nd masters finisher.  I like the course and would like to have gone faster, but had a stomach thing all day, might have eaten something bad the day before, was feeling lousy all day race day…so considering everything, the race went as well as it could have…

But aside from that, it was great running it with my son as we normally do, and was great fun afterwards as it usually is with this race and it’s post-race party.  Good times with great friends and great locally brewed beer, with great food provided by the Ronald McDonald House.  

Quickly forgot about the less than thrilling race performance and remembered why we run…

inversely proportional

wednesday

4 weeks til Boston, we’re tapering

10 easy paced relaxing miles in the park tonight in a suddenly winter-like temp in 20’s, it’s only temporary but I didn’t like it.  But the start of taper is going well.  Was home today with some free time, had a beer, and it knocked me out a little bit.  Been pretty good about alcohol intake during the past months of training, and looks like my ability to handle it has gone down…maybe inversely proportionally to my ability to handle mileage…

5k in a heatwave

Currently experiencing a mini-heatwave here in western NY, tomorrow’s forecast to be the hottest day of the year, probably hitting 90 with humidity and a 5k race.  Ran a very easy 6 miles (4 miles yesterday in the heat) just to get the legs going, lots of hydrating and sunscreen.

Not too fazed about running this 5k tomorrow, what are you gonna do, it’s summer and it gets hot.  Besides I love this race, a popular event, benefits the local Ronald McDonald House and has a great post-race party with some excellent locally brewed beer.  It’s just a few blocks from my place, so it’s quick jog to the starting line and a nice walk back home after the race.

What else…my son will run it with me again this year, and it’s the 2nd to last race before I turn 49…