This is Good Friday. It is also the weekend prior to the Boston Marathon. For most years since 1990, I would spend a week to ten days in Boston around the marathon. It is where I met our advertisers, wrote about the event, caught up with the running community and enjoyed time with my friends.
In 1987, I was pushing Adam, my son, asleep in his stroller, near the finish, to watch the top elite athletes finish the race. Thirty years later, Adam would join me in Boston to help with coverage of the events, doing some work for adidas among others. In 2013, Adam jumped on a plane to make sure I was okay, after the bombing. He got kidded by Boston’s finest when he tried to retrieve my clothes and passport from the Charlesmark hotel, in front of where the bombing had happened. I had to go to London to cover the marathon, and Adam filmed my interviews. It was a strange year, and it took me a couple of years before I could speak about the experience.
Will CJ Albertson lead Boston this year for 20 plus miles? With such a tough field, will anyone move? photo by Kevin Morris / @kevmofoto
Boston happens this Monday. I wish I was there, but I had heart surgery two weeks ago. I am doing well, and working out and trying to take care of myself. I will, like many of you, watch Boston via Peacock TV.
Your workout today, April 15, 2022: Friday: warm-up, 40-50 minutes moderate running, 6 x100m stride outs, cooldown
2022 RunBlogRun Spring Middle Distance Daily Track Training (800m-5000m), Week 14, Day 5
Monday: warm-up, 40-50 minutes moderate running, 6 x 100m stride outs, cooldown
Tuesday: Warm-up, 12 x 200 meters hard, 100-meter jog, the pace is 1500m, 2 x 800m, 400m jog, at 1,500m pace, 20-minute cooldown,
Wednesday: warm-up, 40-50 minutes, moderate running, 6 x 100m stride outs, cooldown
Thursday: Warm-up, 4 x 600m, 400m jog between each, 3000m pace, 6 x 300m, at 1500m pace, 200m jog btw each, 4 x 150m, stride outs, 20 minute-cooldown
Friday: warm-up, 40-50 minutes moderate running, 6 x100m stride outs, cooldown
Saturday: warm-up, 800m, 1,500m, 3000m, or 5000m, cool down
Sunday: 70-75 minutes moderate pace, on trails