Thursday, July 7, 2011

In Homer, AK

We are now in Homer, AK and I am in awe of all the eagles we have been seeing. Just before we left Seward, we walked down to the salmon ladder area that was about 800 meters from our campground. At one point, we counted 18 eagles perched in nearby trees, including quite a few juveniles. Here in Homer, we have seen two nests with juveniles. These are located very close to busy roads/tourists areas.

I've been running so slow that I wanted to do some speed work. I asked the young woman at the campground office about local tracks. She told me not to use the HS track because "it is so bad, they don't even have meets on it" She advised me to use the MS track. All I can say is that if the MS track is better than the HS, I don't want to go anywhere near it. The MS track was so bad that I had to use the outside lanes. Since my Garmin was messed up and I didn't want to take the time to fool with it, I just wore a regular watch. Running the the outside lanes, I didn't want to have to tax my brain by trying to make conversions, so I just decided to do a timed speed session, consisting of 1:00, 1:15, 1:30, 1:45, 2:00, 1:45, 1:30, 1:15, 1:00 with double time recovery jog between each speed segment. With warm-up and cool-down, I figure I ran about 5 miles.

The temperature when I ran was about 50 degrees with a brisk wind. Being from hot/humid climate, I was cold so I wore long tights, a long-sleeved shirt, windbreaker and gloves. I never did get overheated and had a nice workout.

I'm still having trouble posting pictures to this blog, but if you are on Facebook, I have been posting some there.

1 comment:

Bill K said...

My son told me that when he was in Alaska with the Coast Guard they called Eagles dumpster birds because they sat on every dumpster. LOL