Race season has begun….this has been a very difficult winter to train. The majority of my training has occurred on a treadmill, the indoor track and at Fundamental Fitness Conditioning.
It has been a while since I’ve posted and will update on a regular basis as I get closer to the race on October 16, 2013.
Since my last update I have partnered with a company called Run Coach to help with keeping me accountable to a running program to avoid injuries. The program mixes up Track runs, Fartlek runs as well as Threshold runs to increase the speed and time.
I’ve also signed up to work with Ron Mourra at Build Mourra Muscle and Fundamental Fitness Company to work on strength training as well as flexibility.
Three steps forward two steps back for this one. I was happy to be running in this marathon knowing that I had not trained near as hard as I did in October. I was nervous about finishing the race in a good time seeing that I lost almost 3 weeks of training while in Israel and not to mention the added 10 lbs compared to the last race in October. I went into the Toronto Waterfront Marathon at a weight of 179 and feeling really strong. Not so much on this one. Weight was 189 lbs. and I had only run one 30 km training run prior to Sunday. Read more
It’s Race Weekend as well as the taper week heading into the Marathon on May 5th. This weekend is the Brantford Rotary Classic. Looking forward to seeing how my body holds up for a 10 km under competition. My hip has been holding out for me so far but there are still some small issues I am dealing with. I’m carrying some extra baggage approx. 7 lbs more than last year and just struggled to get my diet under control after coming back from Israel. On Sunday I’ll aim for a 50 min 10 km. I’ll post Sunday the results as well as a short play by play.
Back from Israel now and back to training. 27 days to go and ran 25.2 km yesterday. The time was horrendous but I’m just trying to get km’s in the ensure I can finish the race. This week I put in 88 total km and will increase again this week and do a 30 km run on Sunday. Hip is holding up so far…
Wow! Been a very busy month of January, new job and some major travel over the last few weeks has slowed down my training and now I’ve got a pretty good chest cold that will slow me down. I have officially registered for the Mississauga Marathon on May 6th.
I’m a little worried about getting all of my training runs in due to a trip to Israel for 2 weeks in March. I’ll have to watch what I eat and get plenty of exercise to ensure I stay in shape. I’ve been super lazy since Christmas and need to drop 7-10 pounds before the race. Now that I have registered for the race my motivation to compete should kick in and I’ll get back on track. This is a Boston Qualifying race but I am not sure I’ll attempt a qualification run at this point. Will depend on training leading up the run as well as race weight. Right now I’m aiming to hit a qualifying time for October in Toronto.
Here’s hoping I kick this cold fast and can get back into a regular training schedule
2013 has arrived! This morning I participated in the 2nd Annual New Years Resolution Run. Woke up this morning reeling from last nights festivities and was not sure how the run would go. After my first kilometre I pushed through the run and finished with a time of 47:14 to finish 8th overall and first in my age group. One of the nice little bonuses from this years tournament of races in Brantford is the cash prizes for those winning the overall race as well as individual age groups.
I also had an opportunity to compete today using my new Garmin 31ox GPS running watch. This watch is a great tool to keep on track with pace through out the run.
Wow! All I can say is this morning I left excited to put in 16 km down the trail.
That quickly changed as I did the first 8 km with a strong wind blowing in my face with the snow falling at a good pace. The snow was starting to cover the trail making it slippery. 10 km in for some reason had to pull up as I started getting a nose bleed..not sure what that is all about but possibly from the cold dry wind. Read more