Sunday, May 17, 2009

Boathouse Tri & Training


Yesterday I volunteered to work at this Tri. It was a great experience to see these class athletes from the US, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America. I got to see the swim start and the transition to bikes and run. I was working the run part, and so I saw them all come through twice for the 5k run. It was great to see all these international athletes and I got to practice a little Spanish.
My maintenance training has been going well. This week I did a little speed work with 1/2 mile intervals, and I tried to do a tempo run, but it was so hot, I had to turn it into an easy run. I ran several 8 minute miles, but felt like I was going to get sick, so I cut it short. I haven't acclimated to the hot weather yet. Today I did a 20 mile long run, two loops around Hefner including the Stars and Stripes loop. I wanted to do the second loop faster, but I didn't fuel before the first, or take any water with me, so by the second loop I didn't feel like picking up the pace, and just barely forced myself to go back out. I did average a faster second loop, but that was because I ran the first two miles of the first loop over 10:30 each. All in all it was a good run, my longest since Boston. I don't have anything on the calendar, so I'm just trying to be in shape should I make a spur of the moment decision to run something long.

4 comments:

rubyspirit said...

I have never ran Hefner twice. The wind slows me down. Bravo to you.

rubyspirit said...

Oh, I was at the triathlon yesterday. Reed is The Man! Lots of fun

Willie said...

Spur of the moment decision?? I like the sound of that! Where are we going? We must have missed you this morning, we were at Stars and Stripes also. We ran out towards Nichols Hills though. Keep up the good training.

Charlie said...

October 24/25th. There is a PAIR of 24 hour races being held at the "new bluff creek." There will also be a 6 and 12 hour option. Im doing the 12 hour on the new pavement loop that will be out there, but there is an option for a trail or the pavement run. You should consider that weekend.

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