Here are a few more photos from our recent Honolulu Marathon trip. The first is of me showing what the soles of your feet look like after running 26.2 miles while soaking wet. Prune city.
The second one is of two men doing yoga as the sun rose near Diamond Head, oblivious to the thousands of marathoners streaming by them a few hundred yards away. Ommmm!
The third photo is of me at our favorite juice stand in Kauai. Note the Christmas decorations.
Speed Workout: Today was a good running day. I ran my first speed workout - albeit a light one - in months. First, I warmed up for 1.25 miles outside in the cool afternoon air. I ran around the perimeter of my company in the Southern California foothills.
I wasn't near a track, so I jogged into the bare-bones, basement company gym and ran 5 X 800 at 5K pace, or 3:45 (7:30/mile). Rest intervals were a quarter-mile jog. I felt good. Relaxed, even.
I had some zip at the end, so I ran 1 mile at marathon race-pace, in 8:35. Rather, that's the pace I'd like to run at the Carlsbad marathon in four weeks. But I'm not holding my breath.