Log for July 14th – Training for Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 9th. Goal for the fall and winter marathon season is to break 3:15 for the first time.
- 6.6-Mile Track Workout – Well tonight a mediocre running week took an incredible turn toward the positive. Great track workout with the JSRC, and I felt really, really good tonight. The workout was just over 4-miles, and I got in 6.6 with warmup, strides, and cooldown. BUT, the best part of tonight was that the workout was lead by 3-time Olympian Jim Spivey! He is the founder of our club, and stopped by tonight while on a visit from Chicago. For those of you not familiar with Jim, here are a few of his running highlights:
- Three-time Olympian – 1984, 1992 and 1996. His 1500 meter time in the 1984 Olympics remains the fastest time by an American in an Olympics’ final.
- Member of the 1983 Helsinki, Finland; 1987 Rome; 1991 Tokyo; 1993 Stuttgart, Germany and 1995 Gothenburg, Sweden USA World Championship teams.
- American record holder for 2000 meters, 4:52:44, set in Lausanne, Switzerland in September, 1987.
- 1:46.5 800 meters — 1982 San Francisco
- 2:16.05 1000 meters — 1984 Eugene, Oregon
- 3:49.80 mile 1986 — Oslo, Norway
- 7:37.07 3000 meters 1993 — Cologne, West Germany
- 13:15.86 5000 meters 1994 — Berlin, Germany (at age 34)
- Cross Training – Did P90X: Shoulders and Arms before track tonight. When I did this workout last week, my had was still hurting from the fall. Today, there was some mild soreness, but overall it is healing very well.