Sunday, July 7, 2013

7/1 thru 7/7

MON. : - 7 mi. Hills
TUES. : - 7 mi. Hills
WED. : - 3 mi. Trails
THU. : - 8 mi. w/ 26:25 4 on the 4th
FRI. : -
SAT. : - 3 mi, easy
SUN. : - 16 mi. Hills, super hot.
TOTAL FOR THE WEEK: - 44 mi.  

Pretty good week in the heat. 4 on the 4th was my slowest in a few years, but based on how much I've been running lately, and the heat, I was pleased. That race needs to start at 7:30.

The biggest highlight for me in the last couple of months was the Walter Childs Memorial Marathon. My slowest marathon in the last six or so (3:26).  But with no real training, and only deciding to run it on the Thursday before the race, I was able to re-qualify for Boston. Plus, with only about 75 runners, it is the ONLY time I will EVER be ably to say "Top Ten" in a marathon. And I won my age group. Not too bad for a three day training cycle.

My summer goals are simple: Run and do a weekly recap. 
All my previous goals are still intact.  Sub 19:00 5k, sub 1:30 half marathon, and a sub 2:00 Pisgah 23k, sub 3:10 marathon. 
If I can maintain my summer goal, one or more of the others may fall too.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Yearly Update

A few highlights/lowlights from the year after Boston.

Hot summer.
Good running in the summer.
Half Marathon PR (1:30:49).
Missed goal by :50.
Turned 50.
Ran Pisgah 50k. Slow time. Awesome race.
Fall.  Nice.
5k PR (19:18)
Missed goal by :19.
New Job. High school is way more of a pain in the ass the second time around.
Can't find the time or motivation to run more than once a week.
Winter.  Cold.  Sucks.
Shitty 'running' in the winter.
Lots of medical shit.
Glaucoma. Yea! Not the other shit they thought it might be.
Running improves.
Riding the bike trainer most mornings before school.
Trying to eat better.  Low on the food chain.  Less sugar.
Beer is good.
Sierra Nevada is great, and is water from my homeland.
Some fantastic snow days running. Maybe teaching isn't that bad.
Signed up for the Zermatt Marathon. 1900m elevation gain, finishing at the base of the Matterhorn.
Spring is not here yet.
Gonna be at the track on Wednesday.