Thursday, December 31, 2009

Daily Running Question

"Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp, or are you going to be strong today?'"

-Peter Maher, two-time Olympic Marathoner from Canada
*quote courtesy or RW February 2009 Calendar

---today was strong giving my current level of conditioning:
Bowker Flats for 7 mi in a Time: 52:30 (7:30 / mi)

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Best Runner

"If you want to become the best runner you can be, start now. Don't spend the rest of your life wondering if you can do it."
-Priscilla Welch, master great who won the 1987 NYC Marathon at age 42

*quote coourtesy of 2009 January RW Calendar

Easy 5M today on Haynes Loop in 40:53. frigid morninng temperatures

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Good Reason

to write this blog is to publicly keep on track for the Boston Marathon training cycle.

Today, a slight deviation from the program, calling for Intervals/7-10 with 2(4 x 800m) blah, blah: I opted for seven miles on a new route, with a few fartleks. The weather goddess brought cold temperatures and a headwind gusting to about 25 mph for a real feel of about 10 degrees F.

26:35 out, 25:00 back (including time on Wollaston Beach) for 6.7 miles

Monday, December 28, 2009

Boston Marathon Training Start

While some ran 21 miles yesterday my legs took me 12. That was enough to kick off this program in warm but wet rain and puddling roads down to the Old Grist Mill in Sudbury.

If you are reading our BAA program for the 2010 Boston Marathon consider me on the low mileage end, that means 0-3 for today.

I am hoping leg strength will return with a slow progression as to injury prevention putting me ahead of last years five weeks of training to a 2:50 Boston.

e.o.w total was 35 miles in five runs.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Thursday, December 03, 2009

9:36 to 6:56 Per Mile

One day slow the next faster for the same five mile course. Slower run in the morning with the faster at lunch.