The Wednesday Workout went a little better this week than last week. It was the first time in a while that I haven't had much pain either in my calf or ribs. Still a bit of tightness, and I didn't feel like I could run all out, but I was able to put in an ok workout, even if it was still a short one. At the start I had planned to do 8 X 400, but on the 7th I could feel some tightness, so I did 4 X 200 to finish up. I kept the rest intervals to about 1/2 time of the previous effort. The shorter reps were a good way to keep it a little loose, while not putting too much of a strain on my calf.
The warm up and cool down went well, even with Greg taking the 17M title for both. He's a tough competitor, and you can tell he's focused when all banter stops with 20-30 yards to go. Even the subtlest maneuver is countered quickly, leaving little chance for a surprise kick. More sophisticated or underhanded tactics may be necessary.
The results were:
1:26 / 1:28 / 1:27 / 1:29 / 1:27 / 1:28
43 / 42 / 41 / 42
A new running group is forming at Brewbakers. Friday Afternoon Running Team, or FART. So far it is just me and a few of the Brewbakers employees, but all are welcome. Distances will be padded and times will be abridged (the Randy System) in order to make it to Happy Hour at one of the local watering holes. Starting time is 3:00. Hope to see lots of running/beer enthusiasts in the coming weeks.