Friday, November 16, 2007

And now, a brief intermission...

I guess I couldn't go too long without testing myself against others. After INTENSE prodding by Neese (okay, she mentioned and suggested it, once each), I signed up for this race tomorrow morning. Am I "ready"? Um, no. The last 5K road race was in Jan, and it was about 20:45 (official time), so I have a decent goal to beat...not at my prime. My legs are still a bit sore after Wednesday's workout, and I haven't been doing any speed work at all. But, I will give it all I have and hope to get a PR out of it. RR to follow...

In other news: The lifting is less inspired than before, so I really need to buck up the aerobic base-building and running. Especially if I plan to upgrade to the full 26.2 in January (Lori, did you know it's only $35?). I have been longing for the high intensity training even more in the past couple of weeks. I know the resistance training is important, and everything I do now affects my performance next season, so I have to box in my focus and realize the near-term goals. In the end, I suppose it's a very good thing that I hunger for the next phase, instead of dreading it. That way I will be able to periodize much more effectively and easily.

While I'm running my 3.1 miles tomorrow, UltraBob and Scott will be killing it on the JFK Ultra 50 miler. Go get 'em, guys! And to those of us running the Turkey Trot (like Neese and I think Chris and wife Janis), have a blast and do your best! To all others, have a great weekend!

4 comments:

Paul said...

Good luck buddy!1 20:45 no problem, that time is going down!!!

Jess said...

You're like the official promoter of the RnR half and full aren't you?

Good luck with your 5K! That's an incredible PR to beat, but I think you can do it!

Marcy said...

What?!?!? You want to upgrade to the full marathon? Dude I thought you hated running? LMAO!

20:44 or less? No prob It's in the bag ;-)

Gotta Run said...

Wow not sure what to say about the possible upgrade to a marathon for R&R. One part of me says...YES!!! but the other says that taking on a distance like that with the race being rather close could lead to an injury during your pff season.

.... GO FOR IT. If anyone can do it you are the man!!!! We are just crazy like that :)

Can't wait to see what you decide.

So after todays race what is your new PR?????