Current Training Status: not blogging... running.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Gunning for Boston

It is the thing to do at this time of year, historically. So, besides participating at Lexington on the 19th, Boston has become a real running goal. Recovering fully from my foot injury last fall is still a work in progress, but it is in PROGRESS! I would like to run a fast marathon, to invest my effort into structured workouts and take a stab at 3:15 to qualify for Boston. As I dilligently prepare for the Mountain Season, I'm hoping to lay a good base for marathoning in the Fall.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Ron Hebert 8 Mile Road Race

This race is the third in my running club's Grand Prix series. I should not be running it, but will show up anyway to take pictures. I should probably show up in work boots, the temptation is very strong to stay in this Grand Prix series as I won it last year. Why not just jog it? I have spent a month without running, letting this old stress fracture heal. The last week or so was spent on my couch with the flu, completely off the foot since I was kept out of work too. So, I'm building up my mileage again from zero. Working at FedEx has kept my fitness level up, but hobbling around on the sore foot has developed some serious strength imbalances. I'm in no shape to run this race. It has a serious downhill that can be murder on the feet without good form. Maybe next weekend I'll drive out towards Boston for the Merrimack River Trail Race, if I can afford it.