Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Short and sweet

I'm heading to Boston this morning, getting an early start so I can make a mid day meeting. Since my kids are on vacation I'm taking my family with me on this trip. My wife went to college in Boston and she loves to show the kids around the city. I'm a native Bostonian who now lives in New York so I always enjoy being back to a place where I can safely wear my Red Sox hat.

In the scramble to hit the road as early as possible I had to tailor my workout for maximum benefit. I started with a quick elliptical warmup and then ran a fast (for me) mile on the treadmill. I ended up running an 8:28 pace which was helped by my warmup. Since I began having this leg pain and stiffness I've experienced relatively slow starts over the first quarter of a mile. This morning, without that stiffness, I dialed up the speed right away. It also helped that I knew I was only going to run a mile so I pushed it more than I would were I doing my usual weekday distance.

Tomorrow I will do a longer run, my last before the race. On Thursday I'll finish my training with an elliptical workout and then rest until Sunday morning. That sounds about right.

1 comment:

  1. It would be cool if you did a mile or 2 on the Boston Marathon course while you're up there.


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