I say I'm like a middle schooler because they are influenced so easily. Call me weak or a follower or whatever, I find myself wanting what the other guys have. Some examples...they all run in these really cool shoes that help you run on your toes rather than heel to toe (big controversy I know!) and I find myself wanting them. They all run with GPS watches so they can track time, distance, pace, elevation, and heartrate...I want one. I can understand how kids get pulled in a particular direction!
The weekly workouts go something like this: Tuesday = Track workout (I love these cause they are hard and different); Thursday = Tempo run (holding a certain pace for a certain distance); and Saturday = Long Run. My father in law helped me fix up an old Schwinn Varsity road bike from the late 70s and I've been biking on some of my off days. It's really fun too!
I've been running with them simply cause I enjoy it but training for a couple of events has begun:
- Odyssey Relay = 200+ relay with 11 other guys (I'm not officially apart of the team but hoping to snag a spot); the group won it last year and they are shooting to do it again
- Thanksgiving Half - This is becoming a tradition that I love AND my amazing wife is training for it also which is one of the best things ever
- Late Fall or Spring MARATHON - I haven't picked a race but I'm hoping to and will be shooting for Boston Qualification. The snag is the qualifying times drop in September so I'll have to run 3:05 or better...yikes!
It's been forever since I sent an update but I've been dying to. I would love to be more consistent but not sure if it will happen.
God speed and hope you get out and run!!