Sunday, January 22, 2012

Moooooove it

A clearly defined goal helps when it comes to motivation. Toward that end I've gone ahead and registered for the Cowtown Half Marathon!

Many moons have passed since my personal best at the New York City Half Marathon so I certainly don't anticipate breaking any records at Cowtown! But caveats noted, I have been running fairly consistently for the past few months, I've even logged some longer runs, and my tempo pace is respectable (relatively speaking!). Perhaps with some speed work over the next few weeks I'll be poised to throw down a solid race. Perhaps another 1:40?

I guess we'll find out in about 34 days...

“Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?”
-Robert Browning

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Weekly Commitment

Back in September I decided I'd commit to running at least 20 miles per week. I figured this would put me in decent shape for the Dallas Half Marathon and then possibly a go at the Cowtown Marathon.

Well,  since making that commitment my total mileage is a bit over 342 miles. Unfortunately that averages out to about 19 per week; obviously shy of my goal. Not too thrilled with that big goose egg in November either.

Regardless, having a plan, even as simple as a weekly mileage target, is beneficial. It's a plan I intend to adopt for all of 2012. I'm also rethinking my race strategy and running the Cowtown half.

We shall see.
"It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan."
-Eleanor Roosevelt