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running-horizonI have done a poor job of staying on track so far with my training for the 10K in June.  I am behind by 2 weeks according to the plan I’m using and I am facing the 5K in April with less than 4 weeks of available time to get in any measurable training effort.  I am not as concerned though as maybe I should be for a couple of reasons.

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runner-downAnd so it begins. I didn’t think I was going to get this run in – left work late and with the sun still setting before 6 pm that does leave much time to warm up and get the run in.  First run of this training program and it was supposed to be an easy 2 miles at a slow pace – 11-11:30 minute pace.  I ran it faster than that.  Didn’t feel like I was running to fast – although there were a few stretches where I kicked up the pace because I wanted to see if I could.

Here are my splits:

Mile Pace +/- Last
1 10:18
2 9:21

February Goals Update:
Complete a 6 mile run by 3/10/13 – Longest 4.67 miles on 10/6/12
I will run a total of 32 miles by Feb 28, 2013 – 9.9% Complete (3.17 miles)

I like to listen to music while I run – especially heavy beat, fast paced music.  I’d be interested in getting additional suggestions if anyone has any – below is my current playlist.

Running Playlist

Song Artist
The Good Life Three Days Grace
Freedom Fighter Creed
Take It Staind
Going Under Evanescence
There and Back Again Daughtry
I Can’t Stop Will Smith

Time to Train

February 9, 2013 — Leave a comment

10K TraiingI am a little under 4 months away from my first 10K race – so it’s time to get back to training. This will give me 16 weeks to strength my right knee and hope the patellofemoral pain stays at bay – while working my way up to the 10K distance.

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2013 Running Plans

January 9, 2013 — Leave a comment

I have 2 races on the calendar so far for 2013 including my first 10K.  Hoping to fit in one more 5K before June but may not be possible.

April 7, 2013 – Raleigh Rocks 5K, Raleigh, NC [details]

June 1, 20131 – Lookout Capital 10K, Raleigh, NC [details]