Friday, May 26, 2006

Old Road Asparagus

under an awning
a farmer jabbers on
- old road asparagus

OK, I was out running this week on the trails and ran past a roadside farm stand. There were mostly flowers for sale, but under an awning there were maybe two small boxes of asparagus. And this old, old farmer was just jabbering on and on to this couple who had stopped there. I couldn't make out much of what he was saying, but I caught the phrase "old road asparagus" as I ran by. I just liked it.

Monday was a recovery day after Sunday's 21 miles. I did the usual ab workout and stretching.

Tuesday was a good interval workout. I did 4 miles of warmup on the trails outside of work (feeling very fast), then went inside to finish the intervals on the treadmill: 5 X 600m at a 7:20/mile pace with 90 second recoveries. The pace gradually sped up to about 7:15/mile pace. The whole workout felt great.

Wednesday was a recovery run. I was supposed to do 5 miles, but I got a late start and had a meeting to get to so I cut a mile off. An easy 4 miles. After Tuesday's good workout, I felt stiff on Wednesday.

Thursday was another recovery day -- abs and stretching. And Friday was an easy 4 including 6 X 100m strideouts.

I'm getting ready for a 10K race tomorrow morning. Looks like there may be rain again, but it's the only 10K race in the area this weekend and I want to do a tune-up race for the marathon. So, rain or shine, I'm racing tomorrow.

Sarah asked me about my goals for the upcoming marathon. I'd like to defer my answer until after I run this 10K. I will report back this weekend with a race report, and my goals for the NODM marathon. That's all for now...



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