Sunday, August 29, 2010

5 weeks until my half marathon

With 5 weeks to go, my running is coming along nicely. I decided to back off on the biking and up the running. I've read that 30 miles per week is the minimum to start to really improve running, so that is my goal. I managed to hit it (well, almost I think it was 29.75) this week and while nothing magic happened, my 11 mile run Saturday felt better than any 10+ mile run ever. I'll also hit over 100 miles for the month of August, also a record for me. So with 5 weeks left and a decent base, I think I'll try to get a little faster. This will be my 3rd half marathon and I'm hoping to beat my April time of 1:58 and change. I don't have a goal time in mind yet.

Since I started triathlon training, I haven't ridden my mountain bike. Hopefully this weekend I'll clean it up and ride my 11 mile run route to take some pictures for the blog. It is a beautiful wooded route.

Still no Ipod. My hour and fifty minute run was without tunes. That is a long time to run without music. Plenty of time to think, maybe too much time, maybe not. I didn't really miss it and it was nice in a couple ways. One, I didn't jump when any bikers flew by me without announcing "passing on the left". Secondly I plan to race (well, if running in the 1:55 range counts as racing) without tunes.

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