Wow! I didn't intend to do any advertising for these groups, but hey, they are responsible for helping me get to where I am today. So today was ATP with Marc Fit. Only myself and one other person showed up so instead of doing the ATP program, we decided to do a warm up, 5x800 and then a cool down. I haven't done 800s in a while so I was a bit unsure of the pacing. I did 3:02, 2:53, 2:54, 2:48 and 2:43 all with a 100m walk for recovery. Not great, but not horrible. I'll take it.
Friday is my fitness testing. Once this is done, I will do 2 speed sessions a week for the next 4-5 weeks. That will take me up to my taper for RnR. I have found that during my taper, cutting back on distance is important (as everyone knows), but doing this while also keeping up the intensity. I still push hard to keep my body and mind in tune with the speeds I'm looking for. At this point, I'm shooting for a 3:20 for the next race, but if the weather corporates and my running buddy (who is way faster then me, but currently out of shape) and I feel good, we will pick up the pace at some point and see what we can do.
American Idol this week was interesting. As expected, Simon hated almost every performance. He claims to like country music, but over the years, he has hated nearly every performance that has sounded remotely country. A couple of weeks ago, I missed the Tuesday show because my Divo forgot to record it. I found a wonderful website for that situation that allows you to listen to and watch the performances for the night. Check out rickey.org if you missed a show or want to watch some performances again. He covers a lot of shows on his site so you can catch up on a lot of stuff if you missed it. Here's my order from the performances tonight.
- David A.
- David C.