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April Close Out Report

Posted: April 30th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: running | 3 Comments »
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April proved to be a pretty fun and entertaining month. I got to meet Barefoot Ted, Christopher McDougall, and Prof. Lieberman…I’m like a giant Born To Run groupie!

Joking aside, I learned a lot from watching and listening in these sessions. Most importantly they served to reinforce my approach to running. My slow and easy build of miles to ensure great technique and provide for actual enjoyment while running seems to be working and now I’ve met people who its’ worked for as well!

Speed’s Been Visiting
I’ve been kind of fast (for me anyways) lately…On Friday the 23rd I was out on a lunch run (a pretty hilly course) and glanced at the Garmin after mile 1 and noticed I was in the 7′s and the body was firing on all cylinders. What to do in that situation???? Make it a race! So I finished the 5k in 24:17 or 7:50/mile…felt pretty bad ass!

Above is my build of monthly cumulative miles. I’ve been sitting in this zone around 15 miles/week for a few months now and to be honest, it feels kind of right for my body at the moment. The next natural step I see is for 18 miles/week and getting at that 70 miles/month marker. We’ll see how the body feels and if we can push there in the next couple months.


3 Comments on “April Close Out Report”

  1. 1 Kevin Gienapp said at 2:54 pm on May 3rd, 2010:

    Way to go! I’m also doing the same slow build of miles. After college running, I stopped running cold turkey for about a year and a half. 45 pounds later I realized I had to start running again.

    Running again is hard, especially after a long break, so keep on building. It’s fun to look back and see the progress. Keep on, keeping on…

  2. 2 AndrewENZ said at 4:39 pm on May 3rd, 2010:

    Good to see the running ahead graphs! I’m sort of in a similar position to you. Been building up and running more than ever.

  3. 3 BobbyLove said at 1:10 pm on May 4th, 2010:

    Thanks Kevin!

    I’m very convinced the slow build, not pushing a lot of ‘racing’ (entering races every weekend), and generally taking it easy and listening to my body is THE best way to ensure longevity in running (my goal).

    Thanks for stopping by guys!


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