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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Spring is Here

Well - not quite - but the temp's we have been experiencing are wonderful - people running around in shorts and tee shirts - no coats. It is wonderful. OK - for those from the south the temperature in Madison WI was 60 - I won't be putting my swimming suit on any time soon - but compared to 15 degrees - it is heavenly. But it is WI and this weekend the temp's are suppose to be in the low 30's with snow flurries . . . but spring is definitely in the air . . . . the robins are running around everywhere you look and the geese and ducks are flying in V formation - heading north - coming back for the summer.

SPRING - always feels like the return of a long familiar friend - one that doesn't need to be entertained, or impressed, or watched over . . . but simply a friend - that is here waiting for us to enjoy each others company. Love at first sight!!

On the running front - I ran 6 miles on Sunday with the following avg pace:
1 - 9:24
2 - 9:20
3 - 9:30
4 - 10:03
5 - 10:09
6 - 9:27

Monday I ran the two mile loop around the neighborhood in 18:29.

Pretty happy with my increased speed. I am trying to run (as fast as I can) for 30 right foot strikes - slow down for 30 and repeat. I do this for the last 1/2 mile of my run. Some times I have to slow down for a little longer period of time - but I think it is certainly helping my turn my legs over faster.

and I hope everyone stays healthy - there is a lot of gunk out there. Wash your hands. ;-)


  1. I love this spring weather :)

    Great pace...keep up the good work!

  2. Single digit numbers! Good pace.
    Sometimes I miss real seasons and the feeling when spring arrives after long, cold winter. Here, in SF Bay Area we have some trees blooming in December and what people call winter is just rain.
    Enjoy warmer weather and sunnier days.

  3. Yeah for spring in Wisconsin!!!!!!!!

    I am signed up for Crazylegs and Madison Marathon. If you are interested in meeting up at either of those events, please let me know. I live outside of Madison, but work on Campus. If you'd like to meet up some night after work, we could run along the lakeshore path. Let me know. Happy Running!
    jamie dot edge at charter dot net

  4. Great job with the increased speed. I am increasing my distances and on my short runs... I seem to knock it out in no time. Keep up the good work!

  5. The 30/30 is a great idea! I started doing this all out 30 second sprint with a 2 minute recovery and was amazed at how quickly my running speed started to increase.

  6. Rock those training runs! Well done, friend. :) Hope you're enjoying your Saint Patty's Day... from your comment over at Turtles, sounds like a 'yes!' :)

    HUGS from Orlando!