SERPENT RIDGE

A steep 1/4 mile hill on the Southeast side of Zorinsky.  Located ~midway between the 4.5 and 5.0 mile markers it is asphalt, winding, and a real butt kicker.  Thanks to John Seiler this morning for putting his wrist magic on it and coming up with exactly a quarter mile.  Linda & I did 6 X Serpent Ridge on Wednesday (jogging back down), her in 1:55’s, me in 2:0x’s.  As part of today’s 11 miler John & Linda included 3 X Serpent Ridge (I could only muster 2) with a twist.  After each ascent, no jogging back down, but relaxing into a controlled and quick descent, turning right onto the main path and running to the 4.5 and back @ 10K race pace, that segment is ~.75 mile, then back up the hill.   If it sounds difficult it is.  But what better way to get ready for Hospital Hill Half Marathon?

Congratulations to Aubree Worden for her Class B 3200 State Record yesterday, she split 5:18-5:09 on her way to 10:27.33!

Migas Con Juevos y Chorizo.  It’s been fun having guests this weekend, really ignited my Culinary Muse.  Fixed an Italian family style meal on Friday, Carnitas y Chile Verde last night, and my Mexican breakfast specialty, Migas,  this morning.  Great Friends, Great Running, and Great Food.

Michaela van der Westhuizen, Jonel Rodina, and Dylan Wilson cheesing before the start of last year’s Big Blue Run 5K.  This year’s race is set for June 11 @ 8:00 am starting/finishing at Millers Landing just east of downtown Omaha.  Proceeds benefit the Midwest Prostate Cancer Coalition.  www.midwestprostatecancer.org/big-blue-run.html