Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Back into the Rhythm

I'll be looking to re-establish running and this blog as the Boston Marathon build continues. All is well thus far with the first LR, 19 miler, done at a 7:52/mile pace. Several workouts missed but all systems are primed.

I'm exploring more stretching this time around and would love to hear from you of any favorite links. Thanks!

Monday, January 17, 2011

WDW 13.1M Results

Distance HALF MAR
Clock Time 1:22:44
Chip Time 1:22:13 / 6:17 per mile average
Overall Place 54 / 21980
Gender Place 48 / 9564
Division Place 2 / 1570
Age Grade 77.5%
5K Split 18:58
10K Split 38:40
15K Split 58:11
4th in Military Division

McMillan Calculator puts me at a 2:53:24 marathon

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Nut Island Running Course

Here is my Nut Island Route. It's a seven mile keyhole course.

It starts with the always fast and furious Sea Street for a mile +. After running free of the Adams Shore neighborhood you are along the shore of Quincy Bay heading to the Hough's Neck peninsula capturing vistas of the Boston skyline across the water. The winds can be a factor as the course rolls along taking a few turns landing you at the base of a hill climb. Here I keep looking for the seals out at Seal Rock; haven't seen any yet. Nut Island itself is interesting running and historically as it's a steep climb up, a circle route, and fast down typically taking ten minutes. Check here for the Nut Island Effect.

A typical run will take 20 minutes out, a 10 minute loop, 20 minutes back. Today was a good day to run, as the course worked well, albeit challenging, for a 1 mile -2 mile -1 mile workout for a total time of 49:00.