Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Well, it has been pretty busy the past week or so. My training has suffered quite a bit, but I did get in a fantastic 14 miler that kind of surprised me.

I went out on a super-hilly course with the final 2 miles a daunting uphill, and managed to finish it in 2:11. The rest of the course was downhill and the start, and then smaller hills in between, so it was a nice combination of a long run and a hill workout. This is very similiar to the 30k race next month, and part of my route was on the actual course.

No doubt in my mind that I can go under 2 hours in a half marathon now quite easily, as I went out pretty slow but when I saw I was maintaining a good pace, I tried to keep it up.

So, training has not been as steady as I would have liked, but perhaps the downtime helped me recover a little to get in some decent efforts.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Bad Day...

Finally something not related to how cold it is outside.

My Grandfather died today and within minutes of learning this I needed to to go for a run - I really needed to go for a run. As I started out I was talking to my wonderful wife on my iPhone and she reminded me that running has become my release. It officially is now something that I really think I need in my life.

I have been staring at the screen for the past 5 minutes and I never would have thought that running would help me feel better today, but it did.