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Apr 24, 2015

Up next, half marathon #31.......

Up next, my first half marathon of the year(as well as half #31) - The Trail Half Marathon!  It's funny to say that it's my first this year because last year it was already my third half marathon and my seventh race.  This will only be my second race this year.  As most of you know, I've made an effort to continue running but racing less.  I will say that racing less certainly gets you more excited about racing.
Last year I finished in 2:06:51
I ran the Trail half marathon last year and loved it.  You can read about it HERE.  I ran it really fast for me last year too but I ended up getting hurt after the race and had to take two weeks off of running.  This year I'll be running this quite slow and would be happy with 2:30.  It's about my training pace this year and it will keep me running into the year.  This year is all about staying healthy and not finishing times.

This year I'm also running the Serious Series which is made up of the Trail half marathon, Flirt with Dirt 10k, and the Legend half marathon, all put on by Running Fit.  For doing all three races, you get an extra medal and a mug.  Sweet! I can't wait!

The weather is looking kind of cold this year with temperatures in the low 30's to start the race.  Ugh - can't say I'm looking forward to that but at least it's going to be dry.  Regardless, it will be a fun time since my running buddies Kevin and Dave will also be there.

Hope to see you out there.

Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!


Apr 21, 2015

Week three of marathon training

Well, well, I'm still at it.  Three weeks down and 15 to go!  I've still been struggling with my knee but it's getting better and better everyday and I'm adding miles too.  I'm still on schedule and completed all five runs this week for 30 miles.
The calendar
I'm happy with the results for the week and that I've been able to keep running on trails and hills.  Ended up with 1,355 in elevation for the week.  I switched out my longer mid week run for Tuesday and did a couple 3 milers in a row.  Only three miles on the cement this week as I'm trying to keep at least one run on cement since I've got Bayshore Half coming up in May.

Hope your training is going well.

Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!

Apr 20, 2015

Boston Marathon

Good luck to all those running the Boston Marathon!

 

Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!

 

Apr 9, 2015

Gone for a Run - Log Off. Shut Down. Go Run Virtual 10k

As most of you know, I'm an ambassador for Gone for A Run website.  They have an awesome website that has really cool runner gifts for yourself or for a runner you know.  You can check our their website HERE.

They have a new Inaugural Gone For A Run Virtual 10k.  I can't say that I've done many Virtual races but I've done a few over the years.  This one looked fun and you get an awesome medal for it as well so I thought I'd participate to tell you guys about it.

Here's the deal -

  • Run(or walk) a 10k anytime, anywhere from April 24-26 this year. 
  • Post your running photos, a picture of your GPS, or running app showing the time and distance and share it on GoneForaRUN Facebook page.  You can also share it with them on Instagram and Twitter using hashtag #logoffrace
  • Have fun!
Here's what you get for running the race:

A nice shirt.  The shirt is 60% cotton/40% polyester.  You can also choose an athletic tank top instead of the shirt.
A nice shirt!
I wear a Medium and it fits to size and is really soft and comfortable.
I'll be hanging my Gone For A Run medal with my other medals
You get a custom race bib!
Cool race bib - sans Detroit Runner logo - ha!
 You get a Gone for a Run magnet for your car.
A car magnet for your car
Also, medals will be mailed in a separate package closer to the race.  Check out what it looks like.  Pretty sweet design.  I have nothing like it with a 10k in the medal which is cool.
Sweet medal
You can register on the Gone For A Run website HERE.  Cost to run this is $30.00 and you get all of the above plus you are also eligible for entry into some raffle prizes which you can also see on their website.

Who wants to join me?  I'll be actually running my first half marathon of 2015 the same weekend as this virtual race so I get a two for one bonus.  I'll post back after the weekend of this event with a report and some pictures.

Hope you can join me.

Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!






Disclosure:  I received an entry into the virtual race in exchange for this post.  All opinions are my own.



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