Tuesday, May 06, 2008

The Sunny Side of Training.

My training for the May 18, Cleveland 10K is going well. Last week we visited our daughter in sunny Florida. She recently had a baby girl and we got to spend time with her and her family. During our visit we spent a day at Epcot, went to the beach a couple of times, and hugged and kissed the baby the rest of the time.

I did my runs in the mornings when the temps were in the mid 80's and humidty at 80 percent. A 6 mile mid tempo run in 38:26 (6:24 pace) was bearable but the 8 mile long tempo in 53:19 (6:40 pace) was a cooker. I needed to drink some water after 40 minutes sooo bad. I was tempted to plop myself into one of the many ponds I ran by but after seeing 2 alligators already that morning I realized you don't go swimming in just any pond you see in Florida.

Today's track workout was a good indicator for me to prove the kind of shape I am in for a good 10K race. The main set was 3 X 1 mile (at 5:38 pace) with only 1 minute rest between. And if we have 80+ temps with high humidity on race morning I hope my mind and body remembers the tough run I did in Florida.


duchossois said...

You're a lucky dog, Lou. Visiting your beautiful grandchild, and as a bonus, getting to run in Florida for a change of pace.

Neese said...

congratulations, grandpa :) That is a great photo..

Brian said...

You shouldn't have to worry about 80+ degrees this weekend. 80% chance of rain, maybe!! Good luck and run your tail off! Can't wait to hear all about it and possibly see you on the marathon course!

TrainingtoTri said...

oooooh so cute! Love the picture.