Thursday, June 12, 2008


Enough already!!! It's June and even by Seattle standards, this weather is awful. Every morning this week so far I have run in rain with temps in the mid- to lower 40s. At least my house isn't floating away...yet.

At least I am feeling good. Almost two weeks have passed since the Newport Marathon and I've definitely recovered much faster this time than ever before. I was able to run 55 or so miles last week and will hit mid 60s this week on my way back to the low to mid 80s. I would hit 18 this week if it weren't for the 10k I'm doing on Saturday in Fall City instead of the 18-mile long run I would otherwise do. It will be interesting to see if I have my race legs back yet. It's one thing to log a bunch of miles post marathon It's entirely different to run them fast.

But I am very anxious. My shortest race this year was my half marathon in Tacoma about six weeks ago. I crossed the 10k mark in that race at 33:00 flat which, sadly, was a PR. I would love to go sub-32:00 on Saturday. It looks like the weather will cooperate.

I've been asked by a few people to post some more detail into my non-running training regimen, meaning my core exercises, stretching and weight lifting. More to come on that soon.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


I have scanned your blog while here at work (don't tell my boss). And I am a valley jogger, (not feeling worthy of calling myself a runner after reading your bio). I have lived and ran/jogged in the valley for 20 years. I love this place and I enjoy running. If I can help with upcoming races in the valley, please let me know. I would love nothing more than to see many more of our youth take up running as a healthy escape from the pressures of life.

I will be "jogging" the upcoming 5k tomorrow on the ridge.


John Fowler
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