Posted by : June 20, 2011
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Thank you friends for all of the donations you have sent me. Your support and stories are keeping me motivated. I really wouldn’t be able to do this without your help.
As most of you know, this is the FIRST time I train for a marathon and it is also the FIRST time I have ever run 9.5 miles!
Rick: Today’s run was for you and your dad. I know I’ll never be able to understand what you and your family went through, but running in your honor gave me the strength to keep going. Happy father’s day to you and your dad.
Please help me reach my goals as well as help fund cancer research and patient services by donating to Team Bring It.
Posted by : June 17, 2011
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If my pace decreases does that mean I’m getting faster? Am I still getting faster even if the amount of time I can run at that pace is less than the amount of time I had previously ran? What if I could run at the slower pace for longer than before? Wouldn’t it be better to run longer and slower?
Those are the questions that run through my head as I literally run down Embarcadero. To calculate my pace I’m relying on my WP7 app called RunKeeper. How accurate the data is… I could only hope it is accurate.
Training has gotten really difficult. I feel as if I have no direction.
One training plan says to run 5x a week, and another training plan wants me to incorporate cross-training. Which one do I follow? Do I stay with what I know best or do I take a risk and try something new? Which plan is better?
All I know is that I’m determined to run this marathon and that somehow, someway I will figure it all out before October.
Posted by : June 15, 2011
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As promised, I have kept up with my training, and what better way than to train in the morning before work along San Francisco’s embarcadero. I’ll probably be doing this run 3 times a week, since it’s so convenient and so close to work and my apartment.
If you’re interested in joining me on this run, or want to do the Golden Gate Bridge run just let me know. =) I know doing the same course over and over can get boring, but I’m hoping to do this course 5x a week.
WARNING: Do not try to do this run when it’s windy, unless you’re prepared to run twice as hard to get to half the distance you normally would cover.