“hail… NO!”

Well, the last couple of weeks have been quite eventful (but not from the running-side of things).  Two weeks ago Lawyer met at my house and we were just heading out when the rains came.  We waited a few minutes to start our warmup run to the track.  The rain got heavier.  Eventually we decided to drive there and wait it out with everyone at the track.  We made it to the end of my street and we saw hail.  That’s when I called it and we drove back to my garage with our tails between our legs.  In the 15 years we’ve been running these Tuesday track workouts, I can’t recall ever canceling due to the weather.  Am I wrong? (Keith, Dave or Bill?) I did hear that Gilmore, Terry and David showed up at the track.  Kudos boys.

Last week I was vacationing and missed the ladder.  I heard 1600, 1200, 800 & 400 were run.  Never heard splits, though.  Anyone?  We were supposed to run the octopus last week (first Tuesday of every Month) but the ladder was decided instead.  We’ll pick that one back up again in early July.

This week we are running at the track.  the workout is 6×800 with a quarter in between.  Pick a pace that is 10 seconds per mile faster than your 5k pace.  The key to this workout is consistency.  Try to hit every half within 2 seconds of each one.

FYI: anyone running Chicago?  The 18 week training plan starts this week.  Hard to believe.