The Time Tested 2 Miler

Let me begin this week’s post with a clarification… It was a beach on the island of St. John and the drink of choice was a Painkiller (a little fufu, I know).  The recipe is below (and highly recommended):

  • 2 oz Dark Rum
  • 1 oz cream of coconut
  • 4 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • nutmeg

This is my first week back to running since Thanksgiving (perineal tendon tear), so it is nice to report on these workouts without a third party.

This week’s workout was the gold-standard of our winter speedwork (and the first one of the year)… the 2 mile Washington Park time trial.  It is essentially one loop in the park.  We start at the sidewalk on MacArthur & Williams Blvd.  Greg Bennett said he wanted to be around 12 minutes and Gilmore and I said we would hang as long as we could.  Egan had other plans.  Immediately Dave and Alex took off and seemed to open up a gap right away.  We knew they were gone for good.  We cruised through the half at 3:03 and stayed on pace through the mile in 6:08.  Then the hill came, along with the pain.  Dave finished in just under 10:50 and Alex was a little ways back.  The two Greg’s finished up in 11:54 and I was 11:58.  Matt and Tracy finished strong a little back from us.  

The temp was quite cold especially given the 20 mph winds.  Not a fun day to be running outside.