After listening to a few episodes of Phedippidations podcast with Steve Runner (no relation, but there aren't any names available on blogger as everyone and their mother has a blog that they don't keep up), I decided to take his advice and create a blog about my running/training. I am 40 years of age and I ran my first half marathon last year with a time of 2:41:31. I was hoping for 2:30:00, but for a first time, I was happy I finished. After a foot injury kept me sidelined for 6 months, I hit the streets again in March 2008. I try to run 4-5 days per week and have increased my mileage from about 7 miles per week to just about 20 miles per week. My next half marathon is scheduled for August 31st (Disneyland Half Marathon) and my goal is to come in under 2:15:00. I know that is a big chunk of time to lop off, but I have tripled my training this year and feel it is an achievable goal. After that I am planning on running the Long Beach Half Marathon on October 12th with a similar time. You can follow along with my training progress and check out my training log.
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