Tuesday, December 30

Committed with 16 Weeks to Train

OK. I just committed myself. I've signed up for the 2009 Country Music Marathon. I now have sixteen weeks to train--which may sound like a long, long time but, from past experience, those weeks invariably fly by and the need for significant milage always seems to sneak up on me.

Monday, December 29

Run Early

“When you have a packed schedule, run as early in the morning as you can. Later you won’t find time. Besides, it’s a nice way to wake up.” --Joan Benoit Samuelson

Monday, December 22

The GIGO Principle

“You only get out of running what you put into it--no pain no gain.”
--George Sheehan

Wednesday, December 17

Going Long

“Not all runners can go faster, but everyone can run longer. It’s pacing, patience, and persistence, more than talent, that allows you to cover longer distances.” --Joe Henderson

Tuesday, December 16

Planning for 2009

“Smart goals are specific, measurable, realistic, written out, and should have a deadline or a timeframe.” --David Yukelson

Thursday, December 11

More St. Jude Pix

Recovery Week

It is cold, snowy, and blustery in Middle Tennessee this week. Perfect weather for a recovery week. I’ll start the training regimen for my next marathon sometime next week. But quite frankly, I already miss my runs–bad!

Sunday, December 7

Memphis Official Results

The official results of the St. Jude Marathon in Memphis have been released. I ran it in 3:50.52 for an average pace of 8:49 per mile. The Boston qualifying time for my age group is 3:45.59. So, that means that I missed the cut off by just 5 minutes! I had no idea I was that close.

Scenes from the St. Jude Marathon