Thursday, October 23, 2008

Next Race Manchester Marathon

Yeah, yeah, I know - it's been a long time since my last post. I know there was a lot of negative sentiment in my last post. All that stuff about not endurance training, etcetera, etcetera. Well ... I've battled back and now my running has been revived. Losing at the West Acton Octoberfest 5K has also fueled my fire, as afterwards I began training as hard and intense as I could, almost to the level of torture. It has been good for me. I am running well and my speed has come back. It hasn't been a traditional marathon training period, but I think that's okay. I may be as fit as my training before Boston 2007, which yielded good results and a PR. Manchester was late enough in the season that I actually had several weeks of quality training - I could have never been ready for Baystate. Manchester, I know and have been warned, is a very challenging course, not for first time qualifiers. For me, I have nothing to lose and will be laying it all out on the course. There is also prize money for masters, which means I will face quality competition all the way around.

Still on the bike - every single day.