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Signed Up

yep, uh-huh, oh yeah.

I signed up for the Illinois marathon in early May and the Indy mini the following week. That's right, 39.3 race miles in 8 days. That a lot for me.

But before that I have the honor of being an on-course coach for TNT at the Disney half marathon. I really need to start piling on some running for that. It is only 5 weeks away. Time to get out of the old bad habits I have fallen into and get back into my running groove.

With this and the two races in the spring I hope to jump start my Boston fantasy again. I really have an imposing task - dropping almost 83 minutes (3.10/mile) from my marathon PR. Can it be done? Sure! Can I do it? That really is the question. I truly believe I can get in the 4 hour range. But dropping that last 30 minutes is going to be really hard.

I have the speed. The endurance and stamina is lacking. Only time and my dedication to it will tell. Hopefully, with some support and convincing my brain that I should really do this, I might be able to pull it off.

Serious training begins right after Disney. Until then, I am hoping to get back in the groove and start averaging 20 - 30 miles a week. Got to build my base up more, but that is a start.

the beginning of the end

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TNTcoach Ken said...

Ha, I should never read a blog with food in my mouth! Sure it can be done by you, do they drug-test????

Running Around Acres said...

I'd say no drug test unless i crack the top three. Then they'll think I was Rosie Ruiz.