Sunday, September 16, 2007

First Team Training!

So, I ran with the team yesterday, which was really great. One of the coach's told me that I was running between a 10-1/2 and 11 minute mile, which was about what I thought, but nice to have confirmed. Anyway, I ran 4 miles yesterday and I'm running 5 miles next week. Some of you have asked me what the long run schedule looks like, so here it is:

9/22 - 5 miles
9/29 - 7 miles (which will be the longest ever, to this date)
10/6 - 8 miles
10/13 - 9 miles
10/20 - 6 miles
10/27 - 10 miles
11/3 - 13 miles
11/10 - 10 miles
11/17 - 12 miles
11/24 - 15 miles
12/1 - 12 miles
12/8 - 17 miles
12/15 - 12 miles
12/22 - 20 miles (!)
12/29 - 10 miles
1/5 - 5 miles

On January 13, I'm supposed to run 26.2 miles at the Walt Disney World Marathon, where I would like to run for Sage (Sean's sister) to help her build another beautiful memory of her brother.

You may notice that I do not run more than 20 miles before this, which freaks me out, but I'm told this is normal. I suppose that the powers that be (who are they? I suspect they are the editors at Runners World. Anyway...) think that this should be sufficient. I guess we'll see. It seems kinda crazy to me, but what do I know.

Anyway, getting up to do 3 miles tomorrow morning before work.

Hey, thanks to all the contributers. Hopefully I can hit the halfway mark by the end of October. That's when I have to "recommit", which basically means that I have to pay the balance of my commitment amount. If I can make $1900 by this time, I guess I'll feel pretty confident. I want to raise $5000, but I have to raise $3800.

Okay, ciao for now...

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