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Running – back in the groove

Posted by bunchgrasser on February 21, 2009

dan-cold-gearWhile January was a tough month for my training miles (only 45 for the month). Cold, snowy weather and a 9 day vacation in Mexico really put a damper on my mileage. On the positive side – my cold weather running gear is getting plenty of action this winter.

February is looking much better. I’m at 47 miles as of today and I expect to finish the month with around 7o or so. I’ll still be short of my monthly goal of 85, but I’m still ramping up so as not to injure myself. I’m confident of hitting my goal in March.

With the Eugene Marathon coming up on May 3rd – I’m still very concerned about not being ready for it. This will only be my second marathon (and my first Spring marathon). I never realized how challenging the¬†training process would be – as compared to a Fall marathon.

The past couple of¬†weeks have been great. I’ve been running 5 milers at lunch (2-3 times per week) and then a longer run on the weekend. Today I finished an 8 miler at an 8:45 min pace. Not real impressive, but it is average for me. I left the house at 7:00am and it was 33 degrees outside. Clear and cold – just how I like it. No soreness and my feet/legs felt great. You gotta love days like that!

Anyway, I’m feeling better about my training and I’m looking forward to a great (read: injury free) March.

Cheers

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Bunchgrasser’s quote of the day

Posted by bunchgrasser on February 17, 2009

“I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you’re a musician, a writer, an athlete or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you’ll win – if you don’t, you won’t.”
– Bruce Jenner

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I’m back…

Posted by bunchgrasser on February 17, 2009

Great 9 day vacation in Zihuatanejo Mexico. Lots of sun and sand. Time to catch up on posts this week. More to come…

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