Friday, September 25, 2009

A Year of Breaking Boundaries

This is the year I'm going to do it. I'm going to run a marathon. I'm going to learn to like running. I'm going to get into a routine and stick to it. I'm going to weight train and tone my arms. I'm going to be proud of my body and want to flaunt it (I won't, but I'll want to). I can feel it. This is going to be that year.

Happy birthday self. Let's make this year a good one. No hitting walls, no turning back. Just going, moving, and doing.

Monday, September 21, 2009

My First 5K

My friends and I are going to run a 5K in October. I'm kind of excited to run with other people and just for fun. Then I'll have run most of the normal races that people run before a half-marathon. The only one left is the marathon and that's coming next year. Sounds like an eventful year.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

I've Got to Get Faster

I just looked at my second half-marathon time and realized that I am getting much slower...never a good thing. My goal for Baltimore (well maybe not Baltimore) is to get back under 2:20. Here's where I started and where I'm at now.
  • Athens, OH half-marathon at around a 2:10 pace.
  • Death Valley Half-marathon: 2:13
  • Boise: 2:18
  • Nashville: 2:32
  • Iowa: 2:25:37
Not sure what happened, but I've definitely gotten slower. My goal for Baltimore is under 2:20. I ran nine this weekend in 1:37, which is about a 10:45 mile pace and that includes running the first mile at a 12-minute mile pace. So that means running about a 10:30 pace for the entire thing. It's supposedly a hilly race though so who knows. Maybe running faster will be the goal for my next race since Baltimore is only three weeks away.