Tuesday, February 5, 2008

And miles to go before I sleep...

Bob and I went for another one of our usual runs through Packard Park in Warren tonight after I got off work. Although there was a steady mist in the air ahead of a big storm front, the temperature was near 50 which made it nice enough for me to wear shorts and a short sleeve top. It was great to not have to wear all of my winter clothing, making me feel a few pounds lighter. Bob's son Shamus rode his bike along side of us and helped to keep us moving at a steady clip. We did 3 loops around the park and got in some additional mileage in my parent's neighborhood to give me a total of 5.5 miles. Unfortunately this might have been the last time for me to run with Bob for quite awhile since he'll be heading out to San Diego on Sunday for a new job. He's not sure how long this job will last but it's supposed to be at least 8 or 9 months. We will definitely miss him out on the trails but he has already said that he will be back this fall to continue his duties as race director for the YUT-C 50K & 25K.

Once I got home tonight I then logged onto my website and talked with top ultra runner Dean Karnazes who was the guest speaker for tonight's live chat. There were a lot of good questions asked and a lot of good advice given by Dean. I will make sure to post the entire chat archive here soon. All this talk about running got me pumped up and later on in the night I decided to head over to my apt. complex's fitness center and use the treadmill to crank out a few additional miles. I ended up adding on 3 more miles to give me a total of 8.5 miles today. The first 2 miles were somewhat easy. Then I really turned it up on the last mile and was able to do a 6 minute mile to end my workout at midnight. Usually these urges to do a 2nd workout in the same day don't come around too often for me so I'm glad I acted on it. Well, it's time to head to bed... tomorrow is another day.

3 comments:

Josh said...

6:00 final mile...NICE!

Mike said...

oh yeah. Nice! Sorry I missed your call after the Dean chat.

Sorrier that Bob is going to be MIA for awhile. He is such a huge support and a great source of advice. His words alone have caused me to up certain aspects of my training since October, and I will miss seeing him.

triguyjt said...

you were moving on the final mile. love it when adrenaline prompts a second workout and you really kick it at the end. gonna check out your archive on the dean chat. thanks again