It's been a busy time round these parts. Lots of baseball, karate, and parties lately. We might have a 7yr old all-star, so baseball might be front and center until the end of July! We'll know if he made it Wednesday. For 7yr old all-stars, you have 2 practices a week, and games Sat & Sun, every weekend thru July! That'll keep ya jumpin! Couple that with the Saturday trips to Wildwood with the summer rental season, and it's going to be a busy time.
OK, as far as the running goes, I have managed to run about 4 times a week.
I got away from the Sunday long runs, with all the local 5k's I had been doing in place of them. I did get out the past 2 Sunday's and do runs of 13.6 & 9.5 . Both were tough runs, with the temps creeping up around here, and the fact I haven't run that long in over a month. Not great confidence boosters, but I was glad I did them. FYI... wait an hour or so after dinner to run 9.5 miles, not a few minutes!
I did get out with the TrailRuns group the past 3 Saturday's. We did a hard ladder repeats on the hills in Clayton Park the 1st week, and muddy trails in Mercer & Clayton the last 2 weeks.
My weekday runs have only been between 4-6 miles in length. That is partially by design. I want to stay fresh and injury free, leading up to my marathon training at the end of July.
We have the annual Run For Dad 5k this Sunday, which I am looking forward to. It's a great time, because it gets my boys involved in running. For $10.00ea, they get a Run for Dad tee, a bib#, and a finisher's ribbon. They absolutely love it,and they look like us crazy runners. They have been training on the front lawn for the last week or so. They set up a "track" and race each other. It's fun to watch them race,and of course sometimes they get the wife & I out there to race them. One thing I can promise is that I will warm-up a bit before the race, and make sure my shoe laces are double knotted, so I don't have to run the last 1+ with a flat tire like last year.
While I haven't had as much time to post lately, I can promise you I am not going anywhere. We have had a few great bloggers retire recently, but I enjoy blogging, and I feel it helps me with my running. It keeps me honest in my training.
I'll try and get out and run Wednesday & Thursday, weather permitting. Sounds like more rain for our area is on the way. Saturday, I believe the trail group will run in Mercer County Park, since a lot of us are doing the 5k there on Sunday.
We do have a 7yr old all-star, so 6 more weeks of BASEBALL !!