Currently I reside in the Twin Cities area however I grew up in Esko Minnesota. I will always be a country boy at heart.
I have run 8 marathons. Grandmas marathon 7 times and Hampton Bays Marathon which was on Long Island in New York. I ran my first marathon, Grandma's Marathon, in 1999, the 7th in 2009. In addition to the marathons I have run in several othe events from 5K's throguh 30K's. I enjoy running.
My quote for running events "I may not get my best time but it will be my best on that given day."
July 19, 2009: Feeling the groove
The feeling of getting back into the groove is a very good feeling. For those few weeks after Grandmas Marathon I just did have the gumption to get out and run. I think I have gone through that scenario following all 8 marathons that I have completed. In these last two weeks I have returned to the joy of running.
The mileage in the last two weeks has been up where it needs to be. The week prior to this I was just under 28. This week I moved it up to just under 32. Next week I should come close to 40. I will be right on track according to the schedule that I think will prepare me for the Walker Marathon.
I added a new twist in running this week. I purchased a pair of Vibram Fivefingers foot wear. Wearing those is pretty close to barefoot. There is just enough protection to prevent the sharp pain of a rock or some other debris that may be encountered. I ran the first 3 miles of my 12 miler on Saturday wearing the new gear. I found them to be quite comfortable. I wanted to continue but based upon all that I have read I need to build up mileage slowly. So I will slowly put mileage on the new footwear and hopefully find myself doing some long distant runs at some point in the future.
The weather this past week was certainly runner friendly. Have to take advantage of that when we can. Have a good running week.