Half Marathon Trainers

Half Marathon Trainers September 2008 (Read 680 times)


IMKY13 finish!!

    Good morning everyone; I haven’t posted on her much these past couple of days…these things called life and work seems to get in the way (I always try to make sure I get my runs in…if nothing else). My training is going well…although I skipped my run this morning (was supposed to do 5 ½ miles). I woke up at 5:15am and just couldn’t seem to get myself out of bed. My legs seemed stiff and my knee was hurting a bit…so I decided to stay in bed and get some more rest, I think that’s what my body needed. I’ll just do the 5 ½ miles tomorrow instead of an easy 3 miler I had planned, then off on Saturday and it’s onto a 15 miler Sunday morning. I’ll still be on track for my HM on October 11 (really want to break 2 hours in that one), and my full marathon in December. Since I do the Galloway program, I’ve decided to switch to 9/1 splits…and at my pace that should be the same as run a mile, then walk a minute…etc. I’ve been doing that on some of my shorter runs and seem to be working out fine…so we shall see. Of course a lot of it really depends upon the weather (just hoping this cool morning weather stays around). Well, I better get back to work…just wanted to pop on here and say a quick hello. Hope everyone is training hard or recovering nicely!!! Best wishes to all!!!

    Fitness/weight goals for 2014

     

    1) STAY INJURY FREE!!!

    2) Get to 199 lbs by the Greenway Marathon (3-23-14)...and stay there (as of 12-09-13 was at 214lbs)

    3) Get to 190 lbs by the end of May…and stay there!

    4) Complete Ironman Chattanooga in under 14 hours

    5) Break 4 hours in a stand alone marathon (Goal race=Rocket City 12/13/14)

    5) 4,500 total overall miles for the year:

             Swim: 100 miles

             Bike: 3,000 miles

             Run: 1,400 miles

      Sounds like a good plan, Paul! My friend and I did 5.2 miles this morning, and it felt great! I feel as if I'm making a big jump after being on a plateau for awhile. My ankle is feeling stable so I think I'm pushing just a bit harder. This will be my first 100-mile month since May, if I get my remaining three runs in as scheduled. Yep, the beautiful weather helps. This morning it was 46 degrees, bright sunshine, and the foliage is really starting to pop. I think it's hard to beat Maine in the fall! Have a great day, everyone - good luck on your runs!
        Finally got an hour to myself and got out for about 6.3 miles, almost fell when I tripped over a hose someone had stretched across the road to drain their pool into a sewer grate! (It was dark, and the hose was between street lights.) Legs felt wobbly as rubber from not doing any running recently, but otherwise no problems. I must say it's tough to get out of a warm bed to run on these colder mornings. I have also been eating like a pig recently, four pieces of toast and jam today, plus coffee. At the car show on Sunday a couple of people who haven't seen me in a while asked my wife if my health was ok, because they were not used to seeing me slim. Good runs, everyone! Simon.

        PBs since age 60:  5k- 24:36, 10k - 47:17. Half Marathon- 1:42:41.

                                            10 miles (unofficial) 1:16:44.