My recent efforts as a runner have shown a steady
decline in form, pace, and overall performance. Because of this, I thought it
would be a perfect time for me to change my training habits and work on a new
goal. So, after long deliberation over various race events, I have decided to
put aside my triathlon training and focus on the run in hopes that I will
qualify for the Boston Marathon by running the 2007 Austin Marathon in less than
3 hours 10 minutes 59 seconds.
In my past, I gave the Marathon distance
a try, but it was based on the flip of a coin and I had ZERO training. I
finished in about 3:30 so I feel with some added focus to the training plan I
will be able to knock off 20 minutes.
To do this, I have consulted the
aid of a local running coach who provides online training. I have paid my dues
and acquired a training plan meant for someone much more athletically inclined
than myself. At any rate, the purpose of this blog will be to keep a close watch
on how my training goes from pseudo couch potato (as compared to my Ironman
friends) to Boston Marathon Qualifier.
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
The Decision to Run
This is a copy of a post that I wrote back in September of 2006. As the end of the year approaches I can't help but reflect on some of the thoughts I've had while training. This is the first blog post I wrote on my old site, run-blog.blogspot.com and I'm happy to say my running has continued to develop over the past few months. Well... here it is: