My son left for New York today to move into his new digs in Brooklyn for the new year at college, a cool day that feels like October, got in a good 12 miler in the park. A 5k tomorrow evening that’s forecasted to be even cooler, with a Friday nite post race party in the neighborhood. Adding some miles beforehand. Took the plunge and agreed to run a couple of x-country races in September with an area club’s masters team, will be fun and will be incorporated into the month’s marathon training. No rest for the marathoner.
Still feeling the effects of marathon training, did 8 miles to the park with my son, then another 5 miles afterwards. The cool fall-like day made the run pleasant. The weather was appropriate also for the season of back to school, my son heads back to New York for school tomorrow, can’t believe the summer’s already over, it was a great summer, will miss the kid. Will see him in just a couple of months during the marathon weekend, many reasons to look forward to the future.
Did the recovery run this afternoon that I missed yesterday due to the sore left foot from the race, the foot felt much better today allowing me to do a nice 15 miler on a sunny comfortable day. The first 9 miles were with my son and then added on 6 for good measure. The miles are starting the creep up as this marathon training gets rolling, though the intensity in effort and miles won’t hit full stride til September. Looks like my son found a nice place in Brooklyn to live off campus with friends for his second year at school, excited for him, and now I can stay a little longer after the marathon.
A gastronomically glorious afternoon at the Taste of Buffalo after a mid-day 10 mile run with my son. Had a hard time picking from so many choices, went with samplings of Thai summer rolls, dumplings, southern bbq, buffalo spiced burgers, curried fish hoagies, washing it down with some cherry vanilla brewed wheat beer and finished with some locally made ice cream cones and fruit ice. We ran down to the festival but strolled the few miles back home.
Breezier and more bearable than yesterday, a good 10 miler through the neighborhood and park trails. Still feeling some nicks from Tuesday’s race, decided to cancel the track workout I’d planned for tomorrow, instead will go for another easy/recovery run with my son and head down to the Taste of Buffalo food fest, moving the track work to probably Monday. Really looking forward to the ‘Taste’, every type of food to sample, from restaurants to food trucks, a foodie’s delight.
Continued recovery from Tuesday’s 10k, 9 miles in the park on a muggy day. Sultry. Sweat soaked shirt. The left hamstring was still a little tight but getting better, probably will cancel a track workout I was thinking about doing tomorrow. Better to rest up over the weekend for a good workout on Monday to prep for next Friday’s Buffalo 4 mile Chase, a big race full of world class runners due to the prize money involved. Since I have an abbreviated racing season before marathon training begins, I’d like to race well in that race. And it’s the Taste of Buffalo this weekend, a huge delicious food festival, second only to Chicago’s, and the weekend before my son’s 19th birthday. He and I try to celebrate his birthday at the festival every year, as he came into the world on the eve of the event 19 years ago.
Wow, hot and humid today, what started yesterday really picked up steam today. Had been spoiled the past couple weeks with some relatively cool temps. We’re in summer now.
With this backdrop, a 9 mile recovery run with my son in the park. Another good conversation run while I was trying to loosen up the arms and legs, the left hamstring sore from yesterday’s race. The humidity made this recovery tough. A good run nevertheless.