Training

Running Goals Update

Well, this past month unfortunately wasn’t the month I was hoping for. It started off with such promise and hope! It did, unfortunately however, quickly go downhill. In the week leading up to my ski trip I was really struggling to get any training in – running or otherwise. But no worries! I had down over 25 miles the previous week so one down week leading up to my ski trip seemed ok. And it would have been if I hadn’t managed to go and badly hurt myself while skiing. This is the reason I didn’t really want to do …

Rough Week for Training

So this has been one of the worst weeks of training in the past 4 months. Not sure why. Saturday I did go for a 33 mile bike ride and I did 4 miles running on Tuesday morning followed by 3 miles Wednesday morning. The plan was to wake up this morning and hit the pool and then get 5 or 6 miles in, which would have left me feeling not great about the week but at least not unhappy. Not sure what happened but definitely wasn’t me waking up on time. I must not have set my alarm or …

World’s Worst Marathon Training Plan

So I never really talked about my marathon training ‘plan’ for lack of a better word.  Training disaster?  I’m probably really, really lucky I didn’t injure myself.  Several times I suspected I was close to getting shin splints.  I signed up for Disney almost a year in advance and decided that last year would be a year of almost no races in order to focus on building my base and slowly building my mileage up so that, by October, I’d be in the best running shape of my life.  Wow, how that completely fell apart.  Instead I had the worst …

Goals: Time to Revise?

So I had a few goals set for 2013.  Not resolutions but still things I wanted to accomplish.  A big one was 1500 miles in the year.  A fairly aggressive goal for me given that 2011, which was my best year of running in my 5 years on the road, was nowhere near that.  I thought it was around 500 but I suspect it was closer to 400 as I look back at old data.  That’s about 33 miles each month.  I suppose not horrible if I’d been doing that consistently each month but really a huge chunk of that mileage …

I Must Be Crazy

So I ran a marathon a few weeks ago. Eh, whatever…that’s old news! Time for the next event. This has been by far the best start to a year of running I’ve ever had. I ran about 56 miles in January which is below my goal for the year but I needed the time to recover from my race and the cold I got afterwards. I’m back on the road though so all is well there. I have several races planned for the next few months, starting with a half marathon on the 23rd of February.  I have a few …