Hmmm, I'm trying to decide what the highlight of my Saturday was: the Kearns workout or the Boston send-off party later that night! It's a toss up.
Saturday morning, Johnny, Murphy, and I ran with the group out in Kearns. We had a pretty good turnout (~17 people and 1 dog), especially considering that Boston and the Salt Lake Half are next week. We ran a bunch of drills: 10x50 meter sprints, followed by 6x~600 meter intervals, then 6x~300 meter intervals, and in case we didn't get enough, 6 hill kill repeats. Coach suggested that we run a 1-mile tempo but I took it easy on the tempo (as did almost everyone else -- we were exhausted from that killer workout!) Now that was good quality training, a total of 16.2 really tough miles. And it was great to have Walter running with us this week -- a good running comrade for Craig.
Later than night, we hosted a "Boston Tea Party" to celebrate the 5 runners who are Boston-bound (and Esther who is running her first marathon in Salt Lake)! I was amazed to see how pretty everyone looks when they're all cleaned up and wearing civilian clothes (all the girls actually have long hair). It was a pleasure to meet all the spouses, too. Johnny mentioned how prompt everyone was. The invite said 6:00; almost everyone was there by 6:05. A bunch of punctual runners -- maybe a little hungry, too! And the party wrapped up by 9'ish. I think we all were so tired from our Kearns workout earlier that morning. I'm already looking forward to another Boston Tea Party next year!! You're all invited. . . and we'll have Boston Creme Pie in addition to the Boston baked beans. :o)