Whew! Week 4 of my half marathon training program is completed. Not much excitement this week, which is a good thing. I had really good short runs and a long run that I could tell was adequate for current fitness level. I have noticed my 5K time is much better than what it was four weeks ago, almost back to where it was pre-injury. My long run pace has also improved from an average of 12 minutes per mile down to 11 minutes per mile. Since there wasn't a ton of exciting things happening this week, I'd like to take this...
My week three running experience was pretty good. Each run this week ended with me feeling good, both physically and aerobically. It was also a week filled with some pretty neat sights, too, but we’ll get into that in a bit. As the case is each week, I ran all four of my training days at night. It’s the easiest time for me to grab a run due to family and work, which is fine. I think the past few years of squatching have gotten me used to being in the dark. Also, the things you see at night are...
The week began with a Blood Moon run and ended in an “I don’t want to run” run. I won’t lie to you: this week was difficult. It wasn’t difficult for physical reasons. Training was beginning to have a psychological impact on me. It all started Sunday evening (during the Blood Moon) with a medium range run at a slow pace. After I finished the run I posted to my Google Plus account (+Randall Latham) “Hardest run to date. I didn’t want to start and I didn’t want to finish… but I did!” To be fair, being able to view...
Week 1 of my half marathon training is complete. If you don't remember, I signed up earlier this week to participate in a Star Wars themed runDisney half marathon in Disney World in April 2016. It was a fairly uneventful week until tonight. Today was my long run day, in which I needed to run 5 miles. I finally got around to doing so around 10:00 PM tonight. I used to think of long runs as a huge time wasting time sink. This thought made me hate them. I still dislike them, due to the time commitment, but I see...
With National Get Outdoors Day being tomorrow, it has gotten me thinking about the excuses we use for not getting outdoors and the benefits that result from when we actually do #GetOut and #DoMore. Everyone knows they need to be more active. Let's face it, you can't turn on the TV, scroll through Facebook or drive down the road without seeing or hearing a reminder about getting in shape. We also know the overall health benefits that come from exercise and activity: live longer, avoid health problems. So, why do we continually put off getting outdoors, especially after we complain...
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- half marathon
- Memorial Day
- meteor shower
- mountain bike
- Small Town Monsters