8.06.2006

Cadet porn

Yearling cadets had a week off before the start of school next week so son T and his bud B came south for a week of Florida heat. They might have done better staying in New England (I would have) but it was nice to have them around the house again.
We did not get to go for a run together since I was working long and hard all week but they found plenty to do. Last night we celebrated T's 23rd birthday with a big ol' cake with sparklers on it. It had been six years since we last had a chance to do that. Much fun. I bought him a massage for a present. He's hooked on Sherlene now.
Saturday I went for a 10 mile run. I started a little late (630) but managed to pull off two five mile loops with a Gatorade stop in between. I was shocked and surprised to see that my pace was 9:12 per mile which is the first time I have hit the range of my targeted speed on the Hurry Up training plan. Best of all I am not hurting afterwards.
I think the difference is the shoes. I ran in my Gel Kayanos and not the Evolutions. I am going to switch back which means I need a new pair. Fortunately there is a sale next week.
Marine Corps Marathon offers Powerade on the course. Let me tell you how difficult it is to find any variety, much less supply of that stuff in Florida, home of Gatorade.

10 comments:

Susan said...

Cake, cadets, shoe shopping . . . does it get any better?

Nice pace on those ten miles David. Your Hurry Up plan seems to be doing the trick.

Rae said...

Great job!!!!

If you need some Powerade we can Fed Ex you some! Unless they confiscate it at the border! =)

21st Century Mom said...

Our babies are practially twins! Mine turns 23 on Aug 18th - I can hardly believe it.

That run sounds fantastico! Congrats.

april anne said...

I have heard great reviews about the Gel Kayanos. But, why do they have to be so expensive?

neese said...

aw sweet west point cadets!
great job on the run, great pace, it's 9 miles for me next week i can only dream at this point a 9:12 mile way to go!

Running Rabbit said...

Thank you...thank you...thank you...for the beautiful eye candy to look at!! :-)

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Jank said...

I am so getting my butt kicked in New Haven.

Can't wait!

jeanne said...

HOW did i not know that the MCM offers POWERADE??? HOW???

but meanwhile, thanks for the cadet P0rn which always brings a smile. Those boys need to go swimmming!

I did 10 on saturday too. Right on pace. Which meant i finished a few hours after you.

it's all good though, right?

How do you manage to get up to do track at 5:30 and THEN go to work?? Somehow, I think the answer to this is the secret to life. So give me a hand, will ya? Spill!
:)

Anonymous said...

Il semble que vous soyez un expert dans ce domaine, vos remarques sont tres interessantes, merci.

- Daniel