One For The Road

I took advantage of the pool for one more long run before heading out tomorrow morning.  Since the pool is a luxury I can only enjoy here in Central PA (at least until Hilton Hotels gets it’s act in gear and starts installing them in their fitness centers..), I try to use it while I can and then hit the roads when I am on a trip.  70 minutes this evening made entertaining by watching Tiger Woods win his first PGA event in many moons during my run.  I am an unabashed Tiger fan, so hopefully this is a sign of things to come. My pace and energy level was better than yesterday, and the calf felt better for the first time in a while.  Good hard massage afterwards of course, focusing on the lower leg.  Almost 2.5 hours in the last 2 days – the mileage is one thing, but to be able to get in that much work while still allowing my leg to heal is another.  I’ll see how it feels tomorrow, but I’m planning on a low-impact elliptical day in the O’Hare Airport Westin.  I’ll have my fingers crossed that by Tuesday I will be back to 100%.

PGA at Bay Hill and the Tub at Enola - doing double video duty...

Nothing makes you look flabbier than some high pressure water hitting your “muscles”...


About Nick Berra

I am a 45 year old masters runner from Central Pennsylvania. I have been participating primarily in track events since turning 40 in 2009. This season has produced marks that I have not run in several years, I believe primarily due to starting a strength and flexibility program here at Elite Athletic Performance - I've felt stronger and faster than I have in a long time. That, coupled with lots of underwater running, has kept me healthy and fit - at this age those are things I no longer take for granted... I run USATF events with a team out of Philadelphia, the Greater Philadelphia Track Club. They are a great group who have played a big part in making the sport enjoyable for me again. I also run local races for HydroWorx Track Club, supported by HydroWorx here in Harrisburg PA. Their underwater treadmills and training center has proved to be a crucial part of my training, rehabilitation, and recovery programs. I set personal records in the 800m (1:56.06) in 2010 and in the 1500m (4:02:63) and mile (4:23.48) in 2011. Despite the fact that I am not getting any younger, I nearly PR'ed recently and set the M45 indoor world record in the 800 meters at the New Balance Armory in New York City. I ran 1:56.10, besting the 9 year old record by less than a second. I feel like there are still more big things to come... I am married and have two daughters. I am an assistant XC coach at my alma mater, Cumberland Valley High School here in Mechanicsburg PA. I am also a 1991 graduate of the US Naval Academy, currently working as a pilot for FedEx after serving 10 years on active duty flying in the Navy. Beat Army! Beat Army!
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