Saturday, July 5, 2014

Back to the Blog

Hey! Hey! Hey!

I've ignored this blog for long enough and it's time to get back to it. So.... What has happened in the 3 months since my last post? Well...

I ran two half marathons, Rock CF at Grosse Ile and Weekend Warrior in Armada. Both went alright, if not a bit slowly. The Weekend Warrior was a much better performance. I ran something like 1:57 and felt surprisingly well while doing it. It was the most "even" I had ever run a race, with mile splits darn close to equal throughout. It was about 9 minutes off of a PR, but given where I was in my training (not particularly good), it was a success.

The other "big" thing is that I got into the Chicago Marathon! It was a lottery (with about a 60% chance of getting in, apparently).

I started my "official" training about 4 weeks ago, using a slightly modified version of Hal Higdon's Novice 2 marathon program. The main modification is that I've added a mile or two to some of the runs, no big deal. So far, I think it is going well. I'm already much stronger now than before the training and am moving a bit faster in training. I think regularly running (4 days a week plus one "cross training" day) and running on hills often has helped quite a bit. It is still a work in progress, but I have 14 more weeks before the race, so I should be good if I can keep it up.

That is enough of a "catch up" for now. Next post will be about some new and exciting adventure?