Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Race Realization

Yeah...It occurred to me to me yesterday that I have signed up to run a 1/2 marathon (the Tom King Classic) in 2 weeks.  It also occurred to me that my longest run since the first has been 8 miles with the majority of my long runs being between 5 and 7 miles.  My speed work has been practically non-existent.  Yeah...I think I'm screwed.

Monday, February 20, 2012

The Negligence Reaction

To say that I've been negligent with my blog postings would be a....I don't know what it would be, but it wouldn't be nice.  So from the first sentence, you can see why my blogging efforts have been less than  stellar.  On the plus side, basketball season (5th grade basketball season, that is) is over and now I have some free time to devote to my training, and presumably this blog.  On the negative side, soccer season (5th and 6th grade soccer season, that is) starts up in about 2 weeks, so my rest will be short lived.  I've got a general outline for my race year, and frankly it is looking pretty sparse.  With all my anticipated coaching duties, it appears that I won't have that many free Saturdays to rip off a quick 5K, much less train for a long race.  Still I should get in 2 or more half marathons and hopefully a full this October.  The races that are on the short list so far are the Tom King Half, the Country Music Half, and the Southern Tennessee Plunge Marathon in Winchester, TN.  If my schedule works out, then I'll also try to slip in the Middle Half in Murfreesboro, but I'm not betting the farm on it.  I'll probably pick up my usual round of 5K's and 10K's this summer, but as it stands, I'm not sure when I'm going to get in all those long runs.  

In a bit of gluttony-for-punishment news, I've started doing long runs again at Percy Warner Park.  I haven't gone over 8 miles there yet due to the weather (it isn't winter all week till Sunday when I have to do a long run in the morning.  Damn global warming!), but I should be tackling the Main Drive soon.  I'm sure that I'll cuss and whine about it too.  I'm not sure when I became a gigantic sissy, but I sure do find plenty of reasons not to do those long runs.

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