30 December, 2013


I've got 3 miles on my schedule for today.  Yep, I'm back to following a schedule.  I do better with structure.  :-)

It's 21 weeks until my first half-marathon of 2014.  So I'm taking the NYRR conservative 10-week half program, and am planning to just run every week twice before moving onto the next week.  Hopefully that very gradual increase in mileage will help me avoid stupid injury again.  (let me say,  I haven't run in about 2 weeks, and my achilles feels pretty okay, and I have no hip pain anymore).

I'll report back in once I've done my run for today.

24 December, 2013


Phew!  I didn't get selected in the lottery for the NYC Half.  Logically, I'm thrilled about it - given I'm still pretty creaky from my injuries, and given the expense of the race and the travel expenses.  But I had a blast at the race in 2013, so would have loved to do it again in 2014.  Anyways, it's out of my hands, and there you have it.

I'm registered for a few half-marathons in the 2nd half of the year, with my goal race being the BCS Half in Bryan/College Station, TX.  I got early bird registration price, so jumped on it.  That will also be my Fred's Team race for 2014.  All this assuming I can get a flight using air miles.  If not, then I'll find a local half instead.