Wednesday, February 28, 2007

I just registered for the Chattanooga Half Marathon. This should be great training for the Knoxville Marathon. The kicker of course, I'm doing it Dean Karnazes style and running to the half-marathon. Hey, anybody can do a half marathon!

On a separate note, I think I have inspired a couple of friends to start biking to work, so I'm pumped about that.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

What a JERK! Only a triathlete living in Hawaii would actually have the guts to post about overtraining. Please note the sarcasm (hence insane jealousy).
WOW...How time flies... Normally I'm always ahead of any schedule and then last night I look up on Hal Higdon's web-site that I need to run10 miles (that sucks) then take a day off and run a 10-15 miler on Friday and then a 20 miler on Sunday. Ok, that really sucks! But it's exciting. Finding 20 miles to run in Chattanooga is a lot like finding the right tool in Home Depot, you know it's there but it sure takes a long time to do it!

I'm currently too lazy to update the links on the left so here are my plans for 2007 as of now:

Chattanooga Half Marathon
Knoxville Marathon
3 State, 3 Mountain Century
Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon (haven't registered yet)
Atomic Man Half Ironman (haven't registered yet)
NY City Marathon (name is in the lottery)

Monday, February 12, 2007

Above, is a shot of where my wife and I went mountain biking for the weekend. As you can see, Chattanooga is a great place to live. What was really neat is the 40-50 other cyclists that we saw out there. Any place where bikes out number cars, is a place where I want to be!
I ran home from work today, it is great weather in Chattanooga, as I think it was in the high 40's, which is perfect long-distance running for me. Today I realized the power of REST. I haven't ran since Friday, and I was running very fast all 10 km. Tommorrow I plan on running some serious splits, so we will see how that goes at 6 in the morning.

I have also really enjoyed cross-training over the weekend. I make it a point to either do an hour of Yoga or go biking. I think this has really helped me stay healthy for running non-stop during the work week.

Another thing I have been doing is increasing my mileage ever so slightly. Running really is more convenient than anything. One of my hobbies is to check out real estate. So I have been varying my route to add an extra hill and/or an extra mile a couple of days a week, which all ads up when you run every day.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Hopefully, the image above turned out and you can see yours truelly running into work this morning. It was really fun, running in the snow, which doesn't happen that often living in Chattanooga, TN.

An update as to shoes, it appears blogging does work, as my awesome wife bought me the Mizuno's I posted about earlier. To which, I didn't run in them this morning due to the snow.

I've been building a nice running base of around 30 miles a week. Next week, I'm going to kick it up a notch and do some speed work and more long distance routes.