Thursday, July 7, 2011

Everybody Deserves a Second Chance

Signed up for this again:

I'm going to try to improve on my 4:58 in the Marathon, and Chris is going to take on the Dolphin Challenge -- an 8K on Saturday followed by the Half Marathon on Sunday.

As I said at the time, everything about this event was great except for my own performance. If I can stay healthy I think I can do better.

(I think it's about time for this thing to be over.)

I've got a whole marathon between now and Shamrock, so I don't want to get too far ahead of myself. However, while I plan to use Hal Higdon's Novice II training for Philly, I think I'll go with one of the Intermediate plans for Shamrock, since training in the winter gives me more opportunities for running within my temperature comfort zone. In the summer, I'm pretty much "first thing in the morning or not at all", while in winter I can more easily get myself out for a run in at lunch or at night (if it's dry -- black ice is scary).

I'm looking forward to making the trip to Virginia Beach again, this time with more endurance and smarter pacing.


  1. You know the best way to train is to race more.

  2. I usually don't race a lot in July and August, but we've got a mile race July 20, an then am considering a 5K trail run in the evening in August (probably not the best opportunity for a PR, but should be fun) and a 7K (which is a PR no matter what I get).

    Should be some fun breaks from all the garbage miles. (Not that this week has been a great week of running, anyway.)