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.