So this is going to be a 2 for 1 post… I was sick last week and didn’t have the energy or focus to blog properly (or train properly for that matter). So I’m going to do the last 2 weeks in review rather than just 1.
Posted in Running, Training & Nutrition, Week in Review
Tagged BQ, Fitness, Half marathon, Marathon, marathon pace, Marathon Training, Marathons, Seattle Marathon, Training, training plans
Blogging hasn’t exactly been on the top of my priority list lately, but I’ve decided to get back at it. If I’m going coach people on how to run, I should be public and open with my training so people can learn from my successes and failures. I’ll be trying to post at least twice a week again going forward, one post on the previous week’s training and one post of some inspiration. After the break I’ll go into last week’s training Continue reading
I’ve disappeared from this blog for far too long and I’m back! I’ve just finished a month in which I ran my Personal Worst on the same course that I PR’d on last year, and then due in part to a stroke of luck, I redeemed myself (in my eyes) with a great race this last Sunday. I’m feeling re-invigorated and recommitted to my running goals, and my goal of becoming a personal trainer. Details after the break Continue reading
Posted in Blog, Races, Running, Training & Nutrition
Tagged Fitness, Goal Setting, Marathon, Marathon Maniacs, Race Report, running, Tacoma, Tacoma City Marathon, ups and downs, Yakima, Yakima River Canyon Marathon
A New Year is a lot like the starting line of a marathon. You’re all rested and renewed, either by the holidays or your taper (though for some those things might make you feel weak and drained). You start full of plans, goals and expectations, some you will achieve and some you might not, but either way you are ready to try your damnedest to succeed. Soon people fall back, maybe their goal was too ambitious, they didn’t prepare themselves or they don’t believe in themselves enough. Some who stumble early will drop out, others will find the strength inside to push and surpass what they set out to do. In the end just finishing another one (year or marathon) is reason to celebrate. I did not have the perfect 2012 when it came to my fitness and running goals. I don’t think I bit off more than I could chew, but some unhealthy habits relapsed and held me back from full success. Even with the stumbles along the way, this was my best running year yet, and I learned some things that I can apply to make 2013 even better. Continue reading
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Tagged Fitness, Goal, Goal Setting, Marathon, Marathon Training, New Year, Portland Marathon, running, Training, ups and downs, Weight Loss
With my current acting project Cardenio into the last week of its run, it’s time to start thinking about my next race… the Yakima River Canyon Marathon (along with planning my wedding to my lovely fiancee Alysha). After a summer where running took an extreme backseat, and my performance at the Portland Marathon being so disappointing, I want to make sure that I set myself up for a successful Boston Qualifying (BQ) time at Yakima. It’s pretty easy to set a goal, but when achieving a goal the real question is: How?
I think a BQ time is going to be achievable as long as I stick to a training plan that’s vigorous enough to challenge me, but allows for active recovery.
As I promised yesterday, I’m getting back on track with the Week in Review posts today. I think they’re one of the best ways I have for publicly holding myself accountable to my goal. Since I was coming off such an inconsistent period with the last 2 months I didn’t want to just rocket back up to 70 and exhaust myself, so I set a goal of 5 days and 50 miles with hopefully one or two 2-a-days.
Now for this week:
Well, well: it’s been 2 months since the previous Week in Review post. I got busy with GreenStage rehearsals –
Interrupting Shameless Self Promotion: If you’re in Seattle or the nearby environs, come see me and many talented others including Alysha in Henry VIII, for free! Now back to the post at hand-
, my willpower went out the window and I had 7 weeks of sporadic running. Because I want folks to hold me accountable, prepare for an info-dump after the break: