Saturday, May 31, 2008
Thursday I played someone more my ability, and won 6-4, 7-5 (after being down 0-3 in the 1st set). This guy was slower, and consequently, it wasn't much of a workout, but still fun.
I only ran 4 times this week for about 17 miles, plus the two times playing tennis. Came down with a cold yesterday, so I am not attempting any time trials this weekend.
Hope to do one by next weekend.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
I guess the lesson learned is that I had not really done any track work in the past 6 weeks. Perhaps this is going to be a necessity for required improvement.
Another bit of good news, though, is that my splits were negative. After a 2:58 half, I came back in 2:50, with a final lap of 83 seconds. This tells me I could have probably run a bit faster with more even timing, but I also think maybe I really wasn't warmed up well enough, and was just starting to warm up during the last quarter.
Next time, I really want to shave some time and go under 5:40. We'll see.............stay tuned.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Well the track season is winding up with an exciting flurry!
Greg ran a 53.1 this week in a non-championship division of the conference meet and won. It’s his personal best and while not quite as fast as we were looking for, definitely a move in the right direction. With a strong training program as a lead in to next fall’s cross country season, Greg should be faster and have stronger endurance for next year. Greg did qualify to run the 200 but is unlikely to move out of the qualifying heats. Still in all, it was a good season for him and I think he learned a lot.
Although not involving Greg, the most exciting news for the Hudson High Track Team occurred yesterday in the 4x800 relay.
Despite some earlier setbacks, the season is ending well for
Regards to All!
I hope to get out on the track this weekend for a timed mile, which is really the best indicator of progress. The tempo run, as depicted by the SportTracks software (imported from the Garmin GPS watch), is summarized above (or to the left, depending on where the graphic ends up on your screen).
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
I thought the group would enjoy these vintage Dr. K Striders photos from the 70s and early 80s. The first photo is from the Maryland Marathon, and includes several familiar faces.
The 2nd photo (below) is Mark and Mike Raybuck at a race in Maryland. I think this was post-collegiate action for Mark.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Needless to say, this is very exciting news. Should we prepare a jersey? Would Kaila also be the first female Dr. K Strider? Does she even want to be a Strider?
More exciting Strider blogging to come.............with authentic never-before seen photos of Strider legends Mark and Mike Raybuck in uniform!