On easy days while I ran track at Bellarmine Prep in San Jose, we ran down the Guadelupe River, starting around the San Jose Airport, now the Mineta International (named after one of my heroes, Norman Mineta, a second generation Japanese American whose family was interred, and who fought in WW2, and also battled President Nixon during the Watergate crisis). We would run from San Jose to Alviso (8 bridges). The runs were on soft ground and time for catching up and telling stories. With Chris Sakamaki, Bob Lucas, Larry Goode, Dan Greeney, Pat Dolan and Chris Scheneone, I spent three years running up and down those trails in high school. After high school, I ran down the river through college with Paul Gyrorey, Danny Greco, John Maloney and Brendan O’Flaherty.
Those were times of levity and typical high school male grossness. It was how sixteen and seventeen year olds communicated before social media. We enjoyed those runs (1974-1984), and I still speak to friends about those runs. When Larry Goode and I spoke for first time in nearly 40 years, we spoke about our daily runs.
Enjoy your runs, live robustly, and remember, the stories are always fun decades later!
Wednesday, May 10, 2017, warm up, six miles, on soft surfaces, 6 times 150 meters, ten sit ups, ten push ups, five pull ups, sit ups, cooldown.
Week 17 , Spring/Summer 2017, Outdoor track season, Day One
This is the second part of our Spring/Summer season, and will run through June 1. Remember your push ups, sit ups too. This week, do ten push ups, bent leg sit ups and five pull ups a day. Note that we are beginnning to shake it up a bit.
Monday, warm up, six miles easy, 6×150 meter stride outs, finish ten push ups, pull ups, sit ups, cooldown.
Tuesday, warm up, 4 sets of 600m, 400m, 200m, with half distance jog, with 600m at 800 current pace, 400m at current 400m pace and 200m at current 400m pace, with 400 meter jog between each set, ten push ups, pull ups, sit ups, cooldown.
Wednesday, warm up, six miles, on soft surfaces, 6 times 150 meters, ten sit ups, ten push ups, five pull ups, sit ups, cooldown.
Thursday, warm up, 4 x 800 meters, with 400m jog between each, 800m at current mile pace, 4 x 150 meters, ten push ups, pull ups, sit ups, cooldown.
Friday, warm up, six miles, on soft surfaces, 8 times 150 meters, ten sit ups, ten push ups, five pull ups, cooldown.
Saturday, Race today, race a team relay or a single event. Remember to warm up and cooldown.
Sunday, Long run, 10-11 miles, with warm up and cooldown and yes, push ups and sit ups.