Unofficial, I started fall 2009 marathon training this week. I will post my weekly plans here in this blog. I will be running “Toronto Water Front Marathon” in Sept. http://www.torontowaterfrontmarathon.com/en/index.htm
Road to Toronto is long (around 450+ miles), but I am sure that I will get there.
Very interesting article… I am also trying to go to 3 days week running as well:
It has been a year and half since I started to run. Here I am after 1500+miles and 34 races, still running!I have not looked back ever since. Instead, I am looking forward for more marathons and 5ks/10ks to run.
My 1500+ miles included places like Kathmandu (in Nepal), Toronto (in Canada), Edinburgh (in the UK) and across the USA (Atlanta, Birmingham, Omaha … etc). I plan to run in more countries/cities around the world.
My 34 races included two half marathons, two full marathons and many 5ks-15ks. It has been a life changing experience for me. I also collected many medals and other prizes from these races.
I hope to run in coming days, months and years. Maybe… Maybe I will run ’till I’m 100!
My PR for
– 5k – 21 Min
-10k – 45 min
-15k – 1 hr 12 min
-Half Marathon – 1 hr 44 mines
-Full Marathon – 3 hrs 51 min.
Here are my race stats:
|Race Date||Race Name||Distance||Time|
|5/1/2009||CASEY’S CAUSE 5K||5k||21:30:00|
|4/24/2009||UAB Dollars for Scholars||10k||47:33:00|
|4/18/2009||Statue To Statue||15k||1:12:26|
|3/7/2009||Knights of Columbus Run||5k||22:27:00|
|2/28/2009||Adam’s Heart run||10 k||46:19:00|
|2/15/2009||Mercedes Marathon||26.2 miles||3:51:00|
|1/31/2009||Brenda Ladun Conquer Cancer Run||8k||0:34:09|
|12/1/2008||Jingle Bell Run||5k||0:26:51|
|11/30/2008||Atlanta Thanksgiving Marathon||26.2 miles||3:51:00|
|8/23/2008||Liberty Park 5K||5k||21:32.4|
|8/1/2008||University of Montevallo 5k||5k||21:00:00|
|7/26/2008||Retro 5K Run||5k||21:14.1|
|7/4/2008||Peavine Falls Run||8.2 Mile||1:04:03|
|6/21/2008||Stampede Run Stampede||5k||21:20.6|
|4/25/2008||UAB Dollars for Scholars||10k||48:50.7|
|4/19/2008||Statue To Statue||15k||1:13:03|
|3/30/2008||ING GA Half Marathon||13.1 Miles||1:44:47|
|3/22/2008||Christ Church Run To The Cross||5k||22:52.7|
|3/9/2008||PASSING ON THE BLESSINGS||5k||23:48.8|
|2/23/2008||Adam’s Heart Run||10 miles||1:19:09|
|2/10/2008||Mercedes Half Marathon||13.1 miles||1:48:51|
|1/12/2008||Red Nose Run||10 mi||1:22:01|
|12/15/2007||Meadow Brook 5k||5k||25:50:00|
I am thinking about upgrading my Garmin Forerunner from 305 to 405. Here is a link for the Garmin Forerunner 405 : http://www8.garmin.com/ces/forerunner/index.html
In the last few weeks, the Garmin 305 has been giving me trouble. At www.REI.com, they are having a sale for the 405 from May 1st to May 10th.
The Forerunner has helped my running. It is one of the best running items. If you can afford one, I suggest you to get at least a 305.
People always ask me: “Why do you run?”
There are many answers to this question. But one answer that most people would expect to hear is that “I would like to stay healthy…”.
I can give you 10 more answers to this same question that many people may not want to hear but are true…
Here are few things that I am thinking right now…
1) Just because I can
2) It clears my mind and soul. I discover and rediscover myself during some of these runs and races. Especially after 20 miles during a marathon, you have to go deep inside to find your soul to answer the same question people are asking.
3) Death is unavoidable for everyone… but if possible, I would like to prolong my life. I am doing my part to stay and live longer. I hope God does his part too.
I still do not have full answers to the question. Give me 10 years (I hope I am still running then). I may have an answer for you by then.
Finally, the long awaited end of the 2009 Spring semester is here. I am ready to take a break from my busy school work and start logging more miles. I am still reading a lot of books, but it is something I enjoy a lot. I am looking forward to adding some hours of running in the coming days. I will start to post my plans and my training schedule. I hope it will be helpful to someone…
Life is too short to just stand still at one place… SO KEEP ON MOVING!!!!