A: Kawasaki Concours
Q: Why does Mike run Boston every year?
Adventures of a Downeast Maine runner.
Got the motorcycle back on the road this morning. Seems to make the commute a little bit shorter and a lot more pleasurable. I had to replace the battery again this year. That’s what I get for going to Walmart. Went back to the heavy duty Parts Unlimited battery like the one I had before that lasted many seasons.
A good run this morning. 60 minutes. 1st half @ ~ 8:23 pace / 2nd half @ ~ 7:22 pace. Weather was a little chilly. I went back to the winter hat and mittens for this one.
Nice hour but it seems I was dehydrated – which was odd. I’ll need to address this better pre-run. Felt good otherwise.
Ran up Redoubt Hill today and learned some secret facts about the airport security fence. Had to keep a tether on Eric so he wouldn’t float away.
Beautifully cool morning with the sun rising over the bay. ~ 3.5 miles or so in 30 minutes. Felt good.
A good 60 minute run this morning with Eric. The roads were wet and dirty but it had stopped raining.
Also went out for a 30 minute run last night that I cut short to 20 minutes. Unbeknownst to me, the torrential rain squall I was running in was part of a thunderstorm and once it let loose with the lightning I scampered home. I don’t mind getting wet, but when the lightning reflects off the road it’s time to call it a day.
The above is a new term I learned today while running 800’s with Eric (aka Mr. Technical). If I understood the term correctly, it means something like “wired”. If so, neither of us were geeked today. My hamstring was super tender from yesterday’s twinge so we ran easily and just enjoyed the salt air of the causeway.
Eric is always enlightening me on new phrases and words. Like a modern dictionary. Well, if someone asks me to geek some money from their account today I’ll know what to do.
A 15 minute warmup wasn’t exactly necessary for my 1.8 mile run this morning. The right hamstring gave me a twinge that got my attention just before the first mile marker into my 45 minute aerobic portion. I pulled out of the run and jogged back home for safety’s sake. Including my warmup I got in 3.3 miles which seems to be my Wednesday mileage lately.
A great workout this morning. Eric and I ran the
The variety of hills and shorter rest time really put the hurt on by the end but it was fun. We like this method better than the same hill 10x. The hills came in all sizes and lengths and some ascents even had a short decline in the middle to shake things up. We were toast with 12 minutes left in the hour so we ran a nice cooldown to bleed the clock.
Feeling energized after this one.
Just 20 minutes (2 miles) today as a way to loosen up the legs and get some rest. Tomorrow, hills with Eric.
Wednesday I ran 3 miles recovery. I was sore from Tuesday’s slippery hill workout and tired from a stressful day at work but I was glad I got out on for a short 3 mile recovery run to stretch the legs. It doesn’t sound like much but 3 miles is an improvement from past Wednesdays.
Thursday Eric and I hit the road again with 10 x 440. I was feeling pretty good and ran the first few harder than usual and started to peter out near the end of the session.
Today I got out for a nice workout. I did 15 minutes warmup then 45 minutes @ 7:13 pace and a short cooldown. Total mileage ~ 8 miles. Felt good during the aerobic portion – the warmup really helped out. Got some stretching in too.