Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Still here

My new job/consulting gig has kept me pre-occupied. No time for blogging. Even my running has taken a back seat, although I have started up again, albeit slowly. I've missed you! And I will catch up on everyone's blogs this weekend.

Since I last posted, I flew to Los Angeles on a few hours' notice on a three-day business trip (and got to run on the beach, which was nice), attended a wedding, and performed on the piano for the first time in 15 years (!!) at a church service last Sunday.

Track work: I went to my first track work-out in weeks. The drill was a ladder: 1 X 400, 1 X 600, 1 X 800, 1 X 600, 1 X 400, then 4 X 400. Jog recovery in between the repetitions at half the distance.

I was with a group of about 8 other men and women in their 20's through 40's. Coach G. said not to race each other, but to help each other. So I backed off and let others take the lead. But then three women insisted on starting behind me, then tried to catch up.

Again, I was the pace bunny. This is what happens when you're with a bunch of other people with even more of a competitive streak than you. Whatever. My left ham/calf wasn't feeling so great, so I ran even a bit slower (1:35 on the 400's) on two of the last 400's - so they had to run faster than me - and opted out of the last 400 repetition altogether.


  1. miss you too!
    glad you are running some tho!

  2. Good to hear from you and thanks for the workout! I never know quite what to do on the track.

  3. 1:35's? Slow? Huh? Beat me, hands down.

    Welcome back. Looking forward to seeing you Sunday!


  4. is it bad being a pace bunny?!?!

    she runs, she cooks, she plays AWESOME piano, she writes, she is W-O-M-A-N!

  5. We take turns leading in my track pack to share the pain and mental anguish. Then again, no one would ever call us ultra competitive.

    Sounds like the consulting job is a good one if you're still busy and not bored.

  6. Welcome back pace bunny.

    1:35 400's is all out max for me. I'd be the pace tortoise for you guys.

  7. Your left leg takes a beating on those turns. Great ladder work out. Post when you can. Your new gig sounds exciting. I admire you for jumping out of the corporate rat race so early in your working life.

  8. 1:35 would be 190HR range for me with no room for repeats.
    ... and you were slowing down. Geesh.