Monday, April 19, 2010

A New Start

For the last 2 years, since February of 2008, I have at all times had a training calendar on my closet door, with a race in sight and my daily workout prescribed.  That is, until my crash and burn in this spring's 50 milers.  After a few weeks of recovering from that let down, and working long days that generally precluded running, I feel like I'm back with a fresh start.

Two weeks from Saturday is the Amazing RiverRUN, the 5K sponsored by my boys' school.  As I said in my last post, Elliot said he wants me to try to win my age division.  I don't know about that, but I am looking forward to running my first 5K competitively, and have put together a training calendar for the next two weeks.  A small start, but I need to start somewhere.  Plus, I was affirmed and encouraged by this morning's Runner's World quote of the day that came via e-mail:

Training for shorter race distances makes the body use more fast-twitch muscle fibers and leads to better leg strength, cardiovascular fitness, and, ultimately, faster times at all distances.
Sean Coster, running coach and exercise physiologist

I'll take faster times at all distances!

I've also added a new widget to track my mileage.  I decided not to try to fill in the year so far.  But you can keep me accountable if you don't see the miles adding up!

1 comment:

  1. I am walking again. About 2.5 miles a day. I should increase my distance on weekends and when school gets out.

    Kirby ran in the Arise-N-Run 5K at FBC on the Satrday before Easter. She did great finishing 4th in her age group.