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Training & Travel : Navarre Beach

I head to Navarre Beach once or twice a year to enjoy a quiet beach town with almost nothing to do except relax on the beach. But can you get some good training in here too? You bet! Navarre is about 15 miles away from Pensacola City Beach, a much more popular tourist spot, and in between the two is nothing but sand dunes. If your family (or you) like the beach, this is a great place to come for everyone to get a little bit of something they want.

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 …

Train on…

Well, my training is still going forward.  I won’t say its going well until I get my times down to where I am happy with them.  Right now my 11:30 minute miles are unacceptable but not surprising.  Really a combination of 6 weeks off the road and stifling heat when I do run isn’t making it easy.  I could run in the morning when its cooler but realistically I just can’t depend on myself to wake up consistently and do it.  And I don’t want to get into work later than I am now (now being around 8 – 8:30 most days).  I’ll do a morning …