If you've never ran a virtual race before, here is what you do (and what you get!):
- Goto the race page here and sign up by leaving a comment.
- Then, on the 28th, you either run a stand alone 5K or dedicate 3.1 miles of your "normal" run to the race.
- Once you have ran, all you have to do is comment back that you did it (a blog race report is nice too) and you're entered into a drawing for some sweet sweet prizes!
- Since I'm a pretty flexible guy, you can do it before or slightly after, do it naked in the shower, using the Wii fit, whatever! I'll always link back to race reports and will include pictures of people that post them!
You can check out previous race summaries here, here, or here.
By the way, if you want to include the picture at the right on your blog, feel free! You can save it and
My training has been.....going. Not good, but not bad. I have to admit that I probably was a bit aggressive on setting another PR goal marathon within just a few short months of my Savannah marathon. I don't recover all that well after marathons and usually spend most of the week afterwards gimping around like an old lady after a day of K-Mart blue light special shopping. (I need a hover-round)
During this training cycle I've found that I've skipped a mile here, a mile there which has lead me to believe that I'm not pushing as hard as I should have been. The reality is that I'm averaging 60+ miles per week and last week I did 67. So, all told I'm actually in really good shape. I'm negative splitting all of my runs and my "normal" run pace has been reduced by about 20 seconds a mile. Based on that, I should be in for a killer marathon PR!
It seems that I've essentially ran about 10 minutes behind a time or two a week which caused me to drop 2 miles or so that I had previously planned on doing. I'm getting the runs in, just not as long as I should. (Not that I have excuses - I swore those off long ago.)
So, what I am saying, is that my fitness is where it needs to be, but my noggin is a bit unconvinced. So, in the 3 weeks that I have left, I'm going to keep plugging away at my fitness and am going to try to get it through my head that I AM faster. If that doesn't work, I'm just going to try dulling my brain with booze. Has always worked before!