WY I RUN... Improvement
After an effort workout yesterday, I have come to admit, I am not fit yet and my cardiovascular system suffered, but that's the beauty of the sport. With work and determination, I will get there.
5/16: 25 Miles cycles and 4 Miles Easy
5/17: 2300 M Swim and Cycle to and from the NOLS Faculty Summit, ~10 Miles, 6 Miles Easy run
5/18: 11 Mile Run in Denver where I got lost and had to call Adam from a Safeway. So much for my sense of direction. Was able to bike to a Recreation Center after the class in Denver where I swam 1800 yd (30)
5/19: Biked on Cherry Creek path from Adam's Aunt's place to Coaching class, no stop lights.... amazing, total ~22 Miles and 5 Miles easy with 4 x20
5/20: Bike ride from Cheyenne to Vedauwoo, uphill, headwind and rain to hike with the nieces and nephews where the sun came out for a bit.
5/21: Cycle 22 Miles and 6 Miles with 4 x 20
5/22: 8 Mile Long Intervals of 5 min @ 6:30-40 then Strength routine
So after all of that jumble, I want to get to the good stuff. I am officially a certified running coach via RRCA as long as I pass my First Aid and CPR this weekend. The weekend began at the tail end of the NOLS faculty summit last week (a series of seminars and speakers on all topics related to outdoor education for NOLS Instructors and staff). Arriving in Denver late on Friday, it was an early morning to run and get lost and start my first day of coaching class. The class was taught by Randy Accetta, who by nature was the most entertaining runner I have ever met and is consequently a Phillips Andover grad. His anecdotes mixed with humor to teach the lessons had my brain fixated for two days straight (doesn't happen often). We were also lucky enough to have Lorraine Moller, 4 Time-Olympian and Bronze medalist sit in our class at part of the Lydiard Foundation, which added an elite aspect to the group.