Saturday, February 2, 2008

Weekend Off

It is strange to have a weekend off from racing. We're racing at BU next weekend in a pretty big meet so coach whaled on us this week. Tuesday's workout was incredible - 3 * 200, 2 * 300, 2 (600, 400, 300, 200, 100) - all fast! Thursday's workout was a little more reasonable - 9 * 300 in 48-51. I hit 50-51 each 300 and was at the end of the pack. It is incredible to run with such talented people. I'm really excited to see how our team does later in the season...I'm thinking of the big outdoor meets in June/July. Wow. We could have some outstanding races.

I'm feeling my age. Every day, I have to stretch twice - once after my morning run and once at the end of the day. I didn't have to do this a few years back. I wish someone would have warned me that this would happen in my later 20s. Ah well...

Superbowl tomorrow. An excuse for the American public to get drunk, eat a bunch of fried food, and sit around cheering on a bunch of semi-overweight, testosterone-y men grunting around the field running into each other. Our sport is so much more civilized than that. Except for that race when I peed on myself.


Saturday, January 26, 2008

Terrific at Terrier

Well, GBTC rocked the party that rocked the party. As expected. We had a great showing across the board. Some PRs, some broken records, tons of strong performances. Jen Lee showed that she can run close to a 5 min mile twice in one week. Marian showed that she is ready to face the big bad track once again...her first race on the track in 3 years. I showed that I'm not completely out of shape...just marginally out of shape. Everyone else either posted PRs or really close to PRs. Yeah baby!

DMR in a couple of hours. I'm heading to the track pretty soon to race. I have had a cold the past week (I like to blame my poor performances on that) and last night's yelling in the 3 and 5K definitely did not help. Right now - I can't talk. Well, I can whisper. He he. Ah well...don't need a voice to run an 800 leg.


Thursday, January 24, 2008

Terrier Excitment

The BU track will be torn up by GBTC red this weekend. I just want to wish all good luck. I can't believe the fitness level of our distance crew this season. It is awesome to see and exciting to be a part of.
To Allison, Gretchen and Marian in the 3K-- piece of cake compared to the cross country races you guys ran this fall. Run strong and hard!
To Katie and Liz in the 5K-- PRs are awaiting. Go get them!!
To Laura, Jen, and Victoria in the mile-- Your workouts are amazing. 8 laps is nothing. Kick butt!!
To the rest of GBTC mid distance and sprinter-- Race hard and well!!
I wish I could be there to yell and scream my head off at you guys. Just know I am sending you positive thoughts.
Can't wait to see results.
* Lynn

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Bring it on

So Laura sent out that nice email, and I thought I might try to get the ball rolling on getting this blog back on track.

As most of you know, I had the race of my life on Sunday. During college, I made continuous large leaps in fitness and PRs. But since then, I have been the queen of slow but steady progress. No more! :-) 7 second PR in the mile, followed by an 18 second PR in the 3K...I am unbelievably psyched. So now comes the 5K at Terrier this Friday. Time to pony up... I want nothing more than to be in the thick of things and put it all out there on the track. Times will fall as they may.