Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween weekend running - no tricks, just treats

Compared to my usual weekly distance, I've covered a lot of miles this week including over 11 this weekend. I'm thinking that between now until the 28th (the date of my next race) that mileage will be less important than speed conditioning and leg strength. If I want to make a 5K PR I'll need to do better than I did yesterday. This might also be a good time to return to core exercise to strengthen my glutes and work on my right quad that tends to cramp on runs that exceed five miles.

It was a very fun Halloween weekend for the family and I was happy to relax and watch the NY Marathon coverage on DVR between other Sunday activities. At around 4:30 my daughter asked me to go for a run and despite the fact that I was psychologically finished with running until Tuesday I could not say no. We did our usual loop of 1.25 miles at a ten-something pace. Perfect for me because I could run at that speed without breaking a sweat in the 50 degree weather. As usual, we had a ball, the running was fun and the conversation was great. For the rest of the month I'll concentrate on speed instead of extra miles - unless the miles include other opportunities to run with my daughter.


  1. Dear Peter,

    I am finally back from my conference and settling in to correspondence. Since I don't have an e-mail address for you, I will try to post a comment here. Will you be able to reply to it? I am glad that you had a good experience with your relay and it was my pleasure to be part of your "support team" in accomplishing your goal! I certainly would like to get in touch with you to see if you would like to learn about the Alexander Technique and how it might help your emerging running! All the best,
    Monika G

  2. Monika - thanks for your note, great to hear from you. Please write me at!


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