Yesterday I had speedwork: 8x400 intervals on the treadmill at 5k pace. Again I went for faster pace then that. First 4 at 9:13 and last 4 at 9:05.
Tomorrow I have a 10k race in Seal Beach. I hope to break 1:00. I am close. If it is not too hot, it is possible. Today it was 90. I HATE the heat. I get really bad congestion and also numbness in toes and fingers. Very annoying.
On my last post I talked about Canadian runners and a scandal at the 1980 Boston Marathon. A couple people mentioned Terry Fox. To me he is in a class of his own, not just runner but a National Hero. The other runners mentioned in my post were competitive runners so that is why I did not include Terry Fox in that story.
Today my son Will had a JOG-O-THON at his school. He was so excited to be THE ONE running this time. They needed parents to come help and count the laps so of course I went! He wanted to do well, I could tell. When they were lining up I heard him tell one girl from his class "You know my mom she runs half marathons, THAT IS A LOT OF LAPS!!" Ha Ha! So cute!! It was hot for running, these poor kids turned purple after one lap! They had 20 minutes to run and the laps were around the baseball field. Some kids were just walking and looking at the butterflies and others meant serious business! Will is in a combo class 1-2 grade and he was the only 1st grade boy to do the run. He finished 3rd overall with 8 laps. Best one had 10. I was very proud of him! He loved it!
|The start: see the little guy in the blue hat, that is Jonathan trying to get in the action!!!|
|Good arm action!!!|
|These 2 pics make me laugh, the 2 boys in front of Will are 2nd graders and Will wanted to pass them so bad. He ended up passing them twice!|
|After the run, back inside with cool AC running!!!|