Thursday, June 7, 2012

Update

Just did an update of races and results here. I have been on vacation in Costa Rica and just had time to do a small update. I'm trying to hopefully do the 50k on the 4th of August, I'm a little scare so I haven't signed up yet. I'll decide sometime in July to see if I will do it.

For now, keep running. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Birthday Run

I never added info about my "birthday run". Better late than never. On March 11 I turned 23 and decided to run 23 miles. Being my longest run ever I decided to take it slow and break it down into multiple 1-6 mile runs thru out the day, check out RunKeeper to see it and any of my runs.

Not all the runs get added to the website but I try to do a lot of them.

-Keep Running-

Race/Year Update


I haven’t written in a while so it was time to update the blog. I’ve only done 3 races so far, two 5k’s and a 10k. All three were not close to the time compared to last year but I’m not upset because I haven’t been training for speed at all this year. I’ve been working on doing long runs and I’m going to be adding tempo runs in the next few weeks. I would like in the next 3 months to do either a marathon or a 50k (roughly 31 miles) but it’s really hard to find either one around this area when I’m free. Once I find one I will update with more info.

I just came out of being sick with the flue, so I missed two 5k’s and a half marathon that I already had pay for, but oh well things happen. My training slowed down a lot but I’m starting to feel much better and slowly biking into shape.

Check  out my race calendar for any recent race results.

-Keep Running-

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

No Run Streak

A few weeks ago I had to end my running streak because I couldn't find the time of the day to run sometimes. If I worked very hard I am sure that it could have worked, but I guess I have been lazy about it. Hopefully in the near future I will give it another tried without having to think too much about it.


-Keep Running-

Sunday, January 29, 2012

I'm Going Streaking


In a serious note, the United States Running Streak Association classifies a run streak as "to run at least one continuous mile (1.61 kilometers) within each calendar day under one's own body power (without the
utilization of any type of health or mechanical aid other than prosthetic devices)."

I have started to do atleast 1 mile per day for as long as I can keep it up, check out runkeeper.com to follow my uploaded runs.


-Keep Running-

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Why Do We Race?


Could you go a whole year without racing? If you call yourself a runner and not a jogger (check out Pearl Izumi) then why do we race. Is it the thrill of winning? Fun? Enjoy time with friends? Donate to a charity? Or because there wouldn’t be a point to running? I’m not writing this to point fingers or just say people aren’t true runners, in fact I do races so running in the same locations doesn’t become a repeated action with no visual satisfaction as medals or t-shirts. To clarify I’m not a “true or elite” runner, just a person that enjoys to run.

Then what is the point of this post? There isn’t one, just want to write and see what is in our mind that makes us race. After reading Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run, he writes that running is on our DNA but doesn’t say anything about proving that we can beat our best PR or do a 100 mile ultra marathon. And here comes my first point.

Stop running to prove yourself that you can do it and do it because you enjoy it. If you aren’t smiling while running or at the finish line then you haven’t trained enough or you don’t enjoy it. Running for some is about getting 20 minutes of cardio or losing weight, while for others it’s about waking up at 6am and going running just because you want to. Don’t do it because you have to, learn to enjoy the sport.

Also, why do you want to prove yourself or others that you can run 100 miles? Anybody can run 100 miles that sets their mind and body up to the challenge, it is not impossible. It might be unattainable to do it under 20 hours but that’s a different story. Do it because you want to and not because you have to. Some people run a marathon just so they can put a 26.2 sticker on their car and tell everybody how they thought it was impossible and they proved everybody wrong, a large percentage of those people will not run for much longer. They don’t see a reason or an achievable goal.

I will write more about this as I find more personal and professional reasons on why we race.

Remember to just keep running for no reason.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Running Rules...Not Really

There are no rules for running. No timeouts or red cards.

But there are things that you should and shouldn't do, that's where author Mark Remy came in and decided to write the book "Runners Rule Book". Take a quick look and you will laugh while learning on what to do next time a car doesn't yield the right of way.

The information for this post was found in Runners World magazine, article.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A little Update

I have been injured and with not a lot of internet service. I was able to only do the Three Bridges Half Marathon and wasn't able to do the Blue and Gray Half Marathon that I had already signed up for. My left knee has been bothering and I decided to cancel all my running and races until March. I'm still doing cross training and weights but will give my knees a long break to stop any future injuries.

This year will be all about doing the JFK 50 mile. My training and races will all be to get my body ready for that race. I will try to keep the blog updated a lot more but work, school, and training have taken most of my time and I rather sleep a little more to be ready than update this blog.

I found the time to read the book Born To Run by Christopher McDougall and it has open my mind that I am not alone. The book not only talks about the Tarahumara tribe but also it describes the history of running and ultra running. I do not need to write any summary about the book because if you love running then there is no way you should overlook reading it.

Visit the calendar section for upcoming races and race reports.

PS I'm going to start doing "birthday runs", turning 23 on March 11 so that means 23 miles in one day.

-Keep Running-