Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Official time - 3:59:36.9 Funny story on that. My ankle was hurting and I was cramping some at mile 24, so I shut it down a bit, no reason to push it at this point... I REALLY didn't care what I finished in at this point, not upset, just knew I wasn't going to BQ. I don't wearglasses or contacts when I run, but I saw the woman ahead of me sprinting like crazy! So I squinted, saw the time in the 3:50's, so I gave it all I had and JUST made it under 4 hours. The race had started late, so I was looking at my watch at the time and just assumed I had missed that mark. Oops!
I'm putting in for a waiver with my running group to get into the Boston Marathon for 2011. I don't think I'll get the waiver this year, but you won't get it if you don't put in for it.
The Boston Marathon registration closed up in 8 hours this year! Note to self, make sure you register in the first hour when you qualify!
Thanks for everyone's support and well wishes going into this race. I really do appreciate it!! My beautiful wife and daughters babied me when I got home... I've got an awesome family!
Monday, October 11, 2010
Well, marathon number 2 completed. This was about what I was expecting. I ended up walking for a bit after mile 20. Ran part of the way with some friends doing the marathon and some doing the 1/2. What a beautiful day! After mile 13 I decided to push myself harder than I knew I was ready for Fitness wise. I was feeling Great! After Mile 20, I started to come unglued. I was short of breath and had a hard time keeping it going. I walked all the uphills at that point. I had some great conversations with some people while we were recovering on those walks! I figure with a 6 week 1/2 hearted training schedule I can't complain!
Special thanks to Kristen, Bobby, Pat and Shannon for the company at the beginning. Sorry I missed you guys before and after the race. Nice job to each of you! Shannon, thanks for the T-shirt too!
Friday, April 30, 2010
The weather will be perfect for this race! I've been going back and forth, fun run, push it, fun run, push it. ....so.... I'm going to push the pace a little faster in the first 1/2 than I had originally planned, and see where it goes from there. I think, even with my extremely shortened training schedule, that I can still get under 4 hours. I can't imagine, if I end up with a bad day, that I'll be any longer than 4.5 hours. That's the plan any way.
For all my DailyMile and Colonial Road Runner friends running as well... HAVE A GREAT RACE! I hope to see you before or after the race.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
The Providence Marathon (or Cox Marathon) is less than 3 weeks away, and I'm VERY excited about it! I'm meeting up with some of my Colonial Road Runner and Daily Mile friends that morning. My plan is to HOLD back the first 1/2 of the marathon. ...then tear it up the second 1/2. We'll see how my 'tear' goes considering I've only been training for 5 weeks on this one. I have done two 20 mile runs with ease, so I'm not too concerned about the extra 6.2 miles on marathon day. I AM concerned that I may go out two quickly and not enjoy the run as much as I am hoping too. Once again, this is only a 'pleasure' run, and just going through the motions and give myself some much needed 'drive' so I am ready for my Fall marathon at Bay State.
Good luck to all my friends running the Boston Marathon this year! I hope you all have a great run, and great weather! I'll be thinking of you while I'm drinking my coffee in the office, wishing I was running beside you (or a ways behind some of you speedsters)! Enjoy your taper!
Good luck to all my friends finishing up their training before Providence! Just a few short week... Taper begins shortly, so don't over due it!
I am running a 5K in Quincy Saturday, but not looking for any real speed here... Just part of my miles for the day. I plan on running 10 miles prior to the race, and then burn whatever is left in the tank.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Here is a link to my 20 Mile run on DailyMile.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Monday through Friday 4:30 to 6:30 will be my time. ...and my time will be these workouts and runs. Let's do it!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
1. I will REST, REST, REST between now and the marathon.
2. I will drink at least 8 cups of water a day before the marathon.
3. I will eat food that will fuel my body.
4. I will fill my thoughts with seeing 3:20 as I cross the finish line.
5. I will stay warm and dry until the race starts and then pretend that there is no wind, no cold and no rain.
6. I WILL drink something at every water station and GU every 30 - 45 minutes.
7. I will keep the 3:20 pace group in site the first 1/2 and pass them the second 1/2.
8. I will believe I can do it!
9. No matter my finish time, I will rejoice and pat myself on the back for accomplishing something I could NOT have done 4 months ago.