Hello, I have been running for About 5 years now! I live up on the Iron Range and do the majority of my runs up here, though I do run in races all over. I have run 8 marathons, and a few Half Marathons! Lately my focus has been on getting in more Half Marathons, because after running my first one in June 2012, I decided I loved the distance! Running is a huge part of my life, and I plan on doing it for many years to come. I love participating in races, they are always such a fun time and you can meet many interesting people at each event. I have met several runners over the years and have heard many interesting stories about their runs, and places they have traveled! Running is a great hobby that I feel most people can do, for me it is about competing with myself, and staying healthy at the same time!
September 27, 2009: Whistle Stop
August 23, 2009: I am still here!
May 31, 2009: Sam I am first 10k done
May 27, 2009: Weekly Mileage
I have been working to get my weekly mileage up, and this week I hit 31 miles. That is the most I have ever done, so it felt really good. I did a 3 mile, 6 mile, and a 9 mile early on, and hten I ran 1 mile with my brother since he is just getting into running, and it worked for an easy day after the 9 miles. Sunday I went 12 miles, and that is my farthest I have gone at once so far!
The run felt great except around mile 5 my left calf felt tight, and it felt that way the rest of the run. It was not painful, just a little discomfort. Other than that the rest of my body and breathing felt great, I was very happy with the results of the run. I am pretty set on doing the full whistle stop marathon, instead of the half. I figure I have plenty of time to get comfortable running further distances. Things are going really good, and it is keeping me motivated.
This week I plan on doing about the same, except I am planning to end the week with the Sam I am 10K. This should be a fun race, and it will be my first 10k, but I feel I could have been doing 10k's already. I just have been lazy doing the 5k's when the choice was there, I guess its time to step it up! Looking forward to a great summer of running.
May 17, 2009: Whistlestop mararthon
I think I am going to aim for the whistestop marathon to be my first jump into a marathon. I was wondering if any out there has done this run, and what they think about it? It claims to be good marathon for first timers, and I would like to check it out. So if any one who knows about it and can give my some thoughts on the run. I would like to try the half or full run, but would like see what advice any one out the has for me on the race. Being my first Marathon I would like to do I was wondering if I should do the half or go all out and attemp the full run? Any help or advice would be appreceated. Thanks Harry