Ever had one of those days when you feel everything is just going right? Well Saturday was one of those days.
My training schedule last week got blown up with a slight ankle sprain after my last half marathon and a business trip to Utah. Did the RICE protocol on the ankle for Monday-Wednesday then didn’t get any running in Thursday and Friday due to business. We got back to Florida at 1:30AM Saturday morning and had to be up for the Scrub Jay 10K at 5:15AM. Continue reading “Scrub Jay 10K – just a run in the park”
My running goal for 2018 was to skip marathons and focus on shorter races. Saturday saw my first 5K of the season – the Achieva Run For Good 5K in downtown Sarasota. It was a family affair with my son William and grandson Liam also participating. The race was two laps around the park with a mix on cinder track, grass and concrete. The race went well, finishing in 25:04 and taking 2nd place in the 60-64 age group. Also William got his first running medal – placing 3rd place in his age group.
Next week we have the season’s first half marathon – the Sarasota Music Half Marathon. Looking for a time between 2:00:00 and 2:15:00. Let’s see what happens.
This weekend was the Disney Marathon weekend which is the high point of the RunDisney calendar with 4 days of races from kids runs to the full marathon. It is a big affair with over 50,000 participating across the weekend. This was also the 25th anniversary of the marathon. In usual Disney fashion, it was an over the top affair – multiple fireworks displays at the start, a Disney hit being played from each of the 25 years being played as each wave took off. Then of course there were the characters photo ops throughout the run – a Disney staple. The only thing Disney couldn’t control was the weather which was another cold one by Florida standards.
This was my second marathon, last year being my first, and I was psyched going in. I thought I had trained well, worked on my nutrition and had set a game plan for pace throughout the race. Marathons have a great way of humbling you! Continue reading “Another Painful Marathon – why do we do it?”