Running (Training Plans)
Running (Training Plans)
Find a training plan. Trust it.
When you’re prepping for a marathon, it’s important to find a plan that fits your goals and then trust it to guide you across the finish line. Remember to take recovery days and don’t overtrain. Whether you’re out to finish your first marathon or lead from the front of the pack, Nike Running Race Coach has a training plan to help you reach your goals.
I will be running the 10k in this race and I am greatly looking forward to it. My father is a retired officer and I hope to buy the pictures they take and present one to him framed for Father’s Day. He has also been immensely supportive of my running and very proud of me.
He has always been supportive of me but his pride in my running is especially touching because he used to run and gave up because he was not fast. His longest race was 6 miles and he stopped after coming in last place. He is so happy every time I finish a race and he never cares what my time was. Support from people that that is always the most important to me.
Since I skipped the 5k I had registered for on Sunday, I did at least go to the lake near my house and run 5k on my own, using my Zombie’s, Run! app again. I really enjoy the app but I am still getting a feel for it. I know they are still working on updates and such and will eventually have a live website that tracks your data for you. Overall though, I really enjoy it. It is fun to have something to shoot for even on days when I do not want to worry about my speed.
Hopefully the organizers of Race Epic won’t mind, but I took some creative liberties with what exactly it meant to “race epic”.
The premise is to bring in 2012 by running. Makes total sense and I absolutely love the idea. Vastly different than any other New Year’s Eve for me. Yet, the more I thought about it, the more I thought that this Race Epic thing was for me to determine how I should do it. What would be more epic for me?
A photo from my first ever race in 2005.
I just signed up for the ‘Feed the Turkey - Virtual Turkey Trot’
Join the 2nd annual virtual turkey trot. Run, walk, or bike a 5k. Compete with your friends and burn those early thanksgiving dinner calories. Last year we raised over $3,000 for St. Jude’s! This year, 100% of all proceeds go to charity: water.
Pre-race photos and soldiers handing out medals at the finish line.
Pins from the 2005, 2009 and 2010 Suncoast Komen Race for the Cure. I ran the 5k two other years as well, but you only get a pin if you raise over $200.