Eight laps of Prospect Park.
A much needed marathon in the city's most populated borough, or a crazy, crazy exercise in running in circles? I would kind of lean toward the latter.
The deets: 20 November, in Brooklyn. Only 250 spots, and it was 25% full yesterday.
Secondly, Foot Locker/Runner's World is having their Run Club again this year. Those of you with creepy good memories might remember that I did this program last year and liked it. I'm definitely doing it again this year. (I actually got really squealy and excited when I read their email about it.) If you're curious about my thoughts from last year, you can read them here.
|I'm not cool enough to know how to make it that you can click on the picture for a link, so click HERE instead|
In case anyone is curious, next week I'll share some of my thoughts on the Jack Rabbit program I've been doing for the past eight weeks and how it compared to this program. If I make it through the weekend, that is.
Thirdly, the NYRR long training run that I'll be doing tomorrow has been scaled back. Originally it was to be a 20m run with paces up through 11 minute miles, meaning that the slowest group would be out running for nearly 4 hours. They're asking the pace groups to back off by 30 seconds per mile and closing the run off at 3 hours, which thanks to the logistics of the run (it's a multi-loop course) could be as little as 11 miles.
I'm cool with that. As I write this, it's 11:30pm and the temperature is 90 with a heat index of 100. I'm no hero. I'll scale back.
But I have a question and I need advice: I have a miserable, miserable cold (I know; nothing more fun than a summer cold!). Any tips on running with a cold? On knowing when it's okay and not okay?