The week in Running
Training for Baystate is coming along pretty good. My knee still bothers me sometimes, but the more I run the better it gets. My icing and stretching routine seems to be working.
When I trained for Boston this year, my total miles were 318.4. As of this week my miles for Baystate are 308.07, and I have three weeks to go.
If I can survive the 22 mile Sunday Long Run this weekend, and not do anything stupid over the next few weeks, I should be okay.
I have been diligent with my gym work outs and I can feel the difference. I can drive up hills and my endurance has improved a lot.
The key to Baystate is not going out to fast. I thought about that Thursday on my run. My target pace is 8:00 for a 3:30 finish. If I start with the 9:00 minute pace group I can warm up during the first mile or two and see how things feel.
I have my walking and hydration planned out. I know what I want to eat and I have running clothes for any conditions. If everything goes my way, I think I have a shot at a 3:30 finish.
The 1,000 Mile Club
My goal for 2014 was to run 1,000 miles. I am currently at 778.52 with 93 runs. I have three more weeks of marathon training and each of those weeks will have me running more than 25 miles.
After Baystate, I will have two months to run about 150 miles. I’ll definitely have to work at it, but I know I can achieve this running goal.
50 5Ks at 50 Project
As I mentioned last week, my new goal is to run 50 5Ks before I turn 51. I have one down and Saturday I am running the 8th Annual Granara-Skerry 5K in Medford. On-line registration is closed but they do have race day registration for $30.00.
Only 48 more 5Ks. My hash tag is #505Ksat50. I’ll tweet my results on Saturday. You are following me on Twitter, right?
Run well my friends!