The Love of the Run

The Love of the Run

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Training has Resumed!

Nov 14th  Back
Training started again today- so ready to get in "sick" shape as Jordan always says!  Today I ran at the Theodore Roosevelt Island -- only a mile from our place. "One of Theodore Roosevelt’s greatest legacies was his dedication to conservation. Today, this island stands as a fitting memorial to the outdoorsman, naturalist, and visionary who was our 26th President."   I did the workout on a gently rolling bike path that extends throughout the city that starts from the parking lot. Great view and popular place for runners...  not sure I was a great view... !!

The path!  Nice overcast day-- in the 60s again-- a bit warmer than MN- tomorrow MN is supposed to get 5 inches of snow.  I ran in a sports bra and shorts.... !!
 I ran on what's called the Mount Vernon bike trail
"While Roosevelt was campaigning in Milwaukee, WI, on October 14, 1912, a saloonkeeper shot him, but the bullet lodged in his chest only after penetrating his steel eyeglass case and passing through a thick (50 pages) single-folded copy of the speech he was carrying in his jacket. Roosevelt, as an experienced hunter and anatomist, correctly concluded that since he was not coughing blood, the bullet had not completely penetrated the chest wall to his lung, and so declined suggestions he go to the hospital immediately. Instead, he delivered his scheduled speech with blood seeping into his shirt.  He spoke for 90 minutes. His opening comments to the gathered crowd were, "Ladies and gentlemen, I don't know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot; but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose." --Wikpedia


Survived!   I did 3 x 15 minutes at threshold today.  This is the longest workout I've done on pavement since June.  Legs held up on the pavement, very happy!!  One more day closer and ready for the Trials!