It's been near two months since my last posting. Blog entries certainly took a hit this year as well as my overall racing. I hope to freshen up things going into the last two months of the year as I prepare for a winter marathon training season in preparation for the 2013 Boston Marathon.
To get myself amped up I have committed to the USATF Club Cross Country Championships in Lexington, KY on December 8th. I am part of a Masters team that hopes to do well. I really am looking forward to this small build up and race as it will provide me some much needed motivation and some good, hard workouts heading into the last month of 2012.
I haven't done a ton of training this fall but I did manage to sneak into a Half Marathon at Whistlestop 1/2 and get caught up in a good pack of runners that ran together right to the tape. I finished 5th overall and 1st Master in 1:16:07.
Here is a very brief summary of the last two months.
tend to injured hamstring.
massage and chiro
T-55:00 2 x 1000 meters
Sun- Duathlon, canoe, run, canoe
W- 1:08:00 2 mi at 5:45 pace
Sat- 1:04:00 2 X 2 mile at 5:50 LT
Sun- 1:06:00 trails
M- 1:01:00 SHT w/Kari
T- 1:14:00 2 X 3 mile at 5:55
Sat- 1/2 Marathon 1:16:07
T- 54:00 (2,3,3,2 min intervals)
Oct 30-Nov 5
Fr- 52:23 4 X 2-3 min @10K effort
Sat- 1:04:20 4 X 400 @ 4:55 pace
Years Total: 1667 miles