Monday, June 30, 2008

T Minus 6 Months 10 days and counting.

Getting There Is Half The Fun

This past Sunday marked the beginning of week 25 of my 52 week goal of reaching 1374 miles on or before crossing the finish line next January 10th.

I started this idea following the example set forth by Craig and Kristin. At the beginning of the year I new I was a bit behind, but I thought that with the improving weather I could make up lost ground. Well June did not help. As it stands now I am about 133 miles behind were I should be.

I have been trying to come up with an idea on how to make some of that up. I am concerned about over doing the running. My longer runs still bother the ball of my left foot. I know I should go have it checked out. I guess I'm worried about being grounded.

One way I thought about making this up, is by using one of the bike machines at Snap. The idea behind that,(and not simply using my bike around town) is that I could do hills and set a level of resistance. I would use this, only for the miles that I am behind on. I would do this over the next two to three weeks and then no longer count such miles. Ideally I would like to be at a level were 26 miles per week is my goal.

I have been considering the Des Moines half marathon on Oct 19th. I think if I do it, and approach the post race days properly I should be ok.

June has not been bad over all. Yes I over did it early on and paid the price in schin splits. But I did manage to meet Dewey in under an hour this month. I managed to transition to mornings for jogging. (Something I hope to keep up)

June has been a good month for others on the Team. Jonathan reached Darkwing, Stroller Boy did a half marathon. Joggerblogger finished his Juneathon although a bit painfully. You know JB the next time you put on a cotton shirt just picture Edna standing next to you saying "No Capes, No Cotton!" Byron is back. Rae is acheiving new goals. The list goes on.

Ok everyone PRIDE on 3.

1, 2, 3 PRIDE!!!


Rae! said...

Cross training counts as good as running. It is less stress on the joints.
I like the name change too.

Craig Wheeler said...

So it finally quit snowing in Iowa?

You gotta do what you gotta do. You can't push yourself too hard or you may develop issues that last well beyond your training. You chose a pretty lofty goal to begin with, so I don't think any of us will be upset if you need to alter the plan a bit.

Best of luck. And stay healthy!

MikeF. said...


OK call me arrogant, but it should be Run the Iowa Tundra. You are a runner not a jogger. Your Dam to Dam time proves that. Gotta run. Hope all is well. Stay healthy, Stay safe.

Joggerblogger said...

PRIDE - all great goals being reached and all the support is soooo welcome.

No more nipples of doom either ;-)