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Monthly Archives: November 2018

Training Begins….

For the last 2 weeks, I’ve been walking fast (4 MPH) for at least 30 mins, 3 times a week.  This is sort of a warmup to the run training that beings today with the C25K program, then continue from there.  Below is the 2019 Running Plan.

I will also include some cycling as cross-training which will help for the planned duathlon in June.

First scheduled race is the Jordan 5k on April 13th.

Once upon a time….

It’s been over 3 years since I’ve ran seriously.  Lack of motivation? Some, but mostly the nagging voice in the back of my head;

“Why bother?  You’re getting older.  Your knee will probably start giving out just when you start seeing progress, then you’ll get angry > depressed > defeated again.  Just stay on the couch and save yourself the agony.”

The voice is not lying.  But the fact of the matter is, I love running and it helps me keep my weight under control.

Back in the day, I ran almost all distances – 5k, 10k, half marathon, 30k – but never did a full marathon.  My goal is to run the Niagara Falls International Marathon on Oct 20 2019 so this gives me just shy of 1 year to get ready.

I just got a new pair of running shoes – Brooks Ghost 11 – and plan to start off slowly.  Mostly walking for the first couple weeks, then slowly add run/walks.  Proper stretching is also key.

Time will tell.