9.24.2005

Forgetful and Forget It

Thursday was my speedwork day and it was .... speedy. It was meant to be faster than my goal pace for the upcoming race with the following targets/results: 1200m-5:38/5:33, 800m-3:45/3:38. 400m-1:53/1:44, 200m-:50/:49. Some fast strides followed and my legs, hams, quads and hips felt as loose could be; very challenged by the effort. My attention was not exactly all there though - for non-running related reasons - and I somehow skipped my second 400m repeat. I could not believe it when I checked the watch later but, for sure, I forgot.

Friday was a travel day. This weekend I am in Lara Country - New York State - although nowhere near her on her mountain retreat. I am in West Point for a football game and visit with son T. who is doing quite well at the academy. I sure fed him well today (Saturday).

The game was excellent even though Iowa State pulled it out in the fourth quarter. I retreated to the hotel so late that I slept in; something so foreign to me that I forgot what it felt like. In fact I said forget it when I asked myself to figure in time for a 5-mile run. Instead I spent more time with T. We made plans for tomorrow though. We're going to Camp Buckner to run the tow trails that he and the cadets train on during the summer.

And did I say there are hills in Florida? Forget it. They're speed bumps in comparison to what I will put myself through tomorrow. I can't wait to see how I come back to this forum to describe what I go through.

So despite all the forgetting, I am still on track and training. I hope yours is going well too.

9 comments:

susie said...

I'm sure T. loves having you visit. Don't try to keep up with him on those hills or you might do what I did and pull something. Take care.

Susan said...

Great pictures David - sounds like a great time with your son. Good luck on those hills.

D said...

Nice work on speed training! Nice photos. Hills are character builders!!

Lara said...

It's only a 5 hour drive to get to me! I am so hurt. Ok, I actually wasn't around this weekend anyway. But still. *sniff*

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

You know that Dianna would not consider those to be hills unless there were mountain goats on them. But I do appreciate them. Be gentle on yourself, David. Those cadets are alot tougher than us older folk. :)

Running Chick said...

now wait just a minute here...mountain goats? c'mon. the 'hills' in new haven weren't that bad!

and if you want hills, run with jeff. that man is part mountain goat himself, I swear.

enjoy your visit!

Oldman said...

sounds like you had a great visit, i'm sure our son loved the time you spent with him.

Jank said...

Go Navy! (Hey, Trinity was D III. I've got to take what I can get).

West Point's stunning, though. I remember being completely blown away the first time I drove the Hudson Valley. Being raised mostly a southerner (and somewhat a Michigander), I'd thought that Sesame Street represented pretty much all of New York State. Living upstate completely changed that - what a great place.

april anne said...

I hope the trail running went well. It’s awesome that you and your son can run together!