Sunday, July 31, 2011

Quantity vs. Quality

For most runners - especially those like me, off/rest days drive you crazy.

You think, "Why am I not running today? I've got to get my miles in. I can't just do nothing. I NEED TO RUN!"

Or at least, that's how I feel.

I still can't believe how much I've fallen in love with running. Back in high school, I HATED running. Like the popular t-shirt reads, "My sport is your sport's punishment." And for me, running was punishment.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Iron Horse Half Marathon - Training Week 1

One week down, 13 more to go.

I am really liking the training program I'm using this time around. Also, like that I'm upping the ante by moving from the beginner/novice stage to the seasoned runner level. (FYI - I'm using one of Bart Yasso's training plans out of "My Life on the Run" book.)

Found out rather quickly this is the plan for me in order hit my goal of completing the Iron Horse Half Marathon in 2 hours, 15 minutes as I posted weekly best mileage total. And that was just Week No. 1!

So without a further ado, here's how my week went.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Mission 2:15 Has Begun!

Today, Mission 2:15 began.

During the next 14 weeks, I will be doing all I can to complete my latest mission.

I have my sights set on 2:15, and I'm determined to do this.

In case you're wondering, 2:15 stands for 2 hours, 15 minutes. That's the time I want to hit or beat in my next half marathon. My next half marathon is less than 14 weeks away.

On October 23, I will be lining up with a couple hundred of others to run to the Iron Horse Half Marathon in scenic Midway, Ky. - located in the heart of horse country.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Long Time, No Posts ... Mea Culpa

Myself and some of my SID pals at the CoSIDA 5K
Man, it's been a while since my last post, and I apologize for that. Life has kept me so busy over the past four weeks I've yet to figure out whether I'm coming or going. It's possible I stayed put and the world spun around really fast.

No, that definitely didn't happen.

Here's a quick rundown of what's been happening in my life: completed a crazy month of running, ran a 5K on a beach, learned not to run on the beach before dawn, completed my course work to get my masters (doing the happy dance), went to a national conference for my work/profession (presented on a couple panels), tried to enjoy some of the Florida sunshine while there, assisted my bride in running Vacation Bible School at our church (truth be told, I didn't do a whole lot. Just did what I was told) and celebrated my son's 11th birthday.

And summertime is supposed to be easy on me.