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Disney’s Tower of Terror Ten-Miler Race Report

So this past weekend was the Disney Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Ten-Miler. It was actually a whole weekend of fun when you combine it with the Orlando outlet malls before the race and then the next day we went to Epcot for the Food & Wine festival. I need to get better at taking pictures while I’m at these things but we have one or two. On to the race report though! I’ll start after we went shopping since I assume that no one wants to read about me buying shoes, shirts and shorts. (I guess I gave you …

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 …

No Surprise – I’m a Slow Swimmer!

So I’ve been running now for, wow, 5 years now. I haven’t put on as many miles in those 5 years as I’d like but I’d guess I’ve done around 2,000 miles total in that time. Which isn’t horrible but my goal this year is between 1,000 and 1,500 miles so I have a pretty agressive running goal this year! And I think it bears mentioning how I even got back into running. I’ve told the story before but its always worth repeating. I was at a Lightning game with Carolyn and I was bemoaning my general lack of fitness. …