Friday, May 14, 2010

Cheers & Jeers – Holes, intervals and leeches

Cheers Solid running - group intervals sessions (last week and this week). 12 x quarter miles at < 1:25. SOLID!

Cheers Summer has returned. The cold has been banished for another year. We have already hit 90. I could really feel the heat and humidity.

Jeers Tough tempo runs. The effort has been there but the pace dropped – see above cheer about the summer. The heat this time of the year can really take it out of you. These hot and humid days seem to add minutes per mile to my pace.

Cheers - The HEAT makes it is harder for everyone!  If I am hurting you probably are also.

Cheers Open water swimming is back. I am glad to have some time in the open water and not having to watch a line! It was good fun ‘racing’ in the water.

Jeers While standing and talking by the bank I was attacked by dozens of leeches. Yuck!!!

Jeers Took a fall on the trace.  I had an easy run last week and was chatting too much. I was running on the dirt besides the trace and I stepped in a hole. It was like a trap door opened up. Before I even knew what was going on - down I went.

Cheers Best fall that I have ever taken! I landed flat. My entire body absorbed the fall – nothing hit hard. There was no time to react so I did not do one of those "save yourself from falling / flailing about nd end up pulling a muscle dances." Just got up and kept running.


Jennifer said...

Yay for open water swimming! Missed you at the pond yesterday it was real nice. No leaches! Your training is looking awesome James!

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

The HEAT makes it is harder for everyone! If I am hurting you probably are also.
I keep telling myself this as I think about tomorrow's race...especially the last 6.2 miles of it. I think it's gonna be real HOT!
Have a great weekend, be careful of leeches and holes.

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

dude ...leeches ...yuk. Did any of them stick? The heat and humidity is killing me too.
the best part is that the time fall rolls around we are super conditioned and the avg pace drops big time!

Matty O said...

Summer is here. Finally for us too :)

I love training in the heat, my run usually drops time in the summer.

Leeches... sigh, not cool man haha. That would keep me out of the water!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I like this cheers and jeers post.