Sunday, December 2, 2012

Busy, busy

The race schedule I posted in March may indeed have been too ambitious, but only by one race. I ended up not doing Twin Cities this year, as I just didn't have enough time after the duathlon to get my long runs in. I'd been averaging about 10 miles for the long runs for du training (plus 16-20 miles on the bike). I wasn't able to shift from that distance to marathon distance in time. Instead, I focused on WDW Goofy training.

Training for Goofy is going fine, although I have found that I have had a nagging soreness in my psoas muscle in my left leg which sometimes makes it tougher to maintain the paces I'd been doing earlier in the year. Must be getting old ;-)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Been a while

Since my last post, I've run the Walt Disney World Marathon, setting a PR and had a much more active recovery period than I planned. I've also pretty well set my race schedule for the year and it seems ambitious to me although I know several people who are planning on running more races than I am, so it may just be that I haven't planned this many races.

This year I have the following races planned:
January - WDW Marathon
March - Get Lucky Half Marathon
April - Get in Gear Half Marathon
May - Fargo Half Marathon
June - Minneapolis Marathon
August - Minneapolis Duathlon
October - Twin Cities Marathon & Monster Dash Half Marathon

I may do a half on July 4th, depending on family plans.

And in January 2013, I'm planning on the Goofy Challenge at WDW. Seems like a full schedule to me when you consider that I'm also starting swim lessons in a week (never learned to swim and now's the time).

So a busy schedule should keep me busy for the year. As long as I avoid injuries and the weather doesn't get cataclysmic, I should have a great year.

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