Running Update | March 21

Finally, I can say that I have a week in running that I really like.  I don’t say that I’m back to where I want to be, but I am making progress.  That really reminds me of my life verse:

12 I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. 13 No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.

It seems like forever since I have had a 28 mile week and I know it’s been forever since I did a 10 mile run.  The crazy part is that I did all ten miles within the confines of Gypsy Hill Park.  The circuit there is just 1.36 miles, so that means I completed 7 and 1/2 laps this morning in the park – in the fog and – somewhat in the dark.  But it was a good solid long run.

This week I have 28.5 miles in bringing my total mileage to 74.31, meaning I have just 25.7 miles to run this week to reach 100 miles.  I could do that just by repeating this week’s workouts – which is the plan except for Saturday when I do an even longer run – hopefully 12 miles this week.  Most of my runs have been just over a 9 minute mile pace – which is also a bit slow for me, but slowly the winter pounds are starting to come off.  This morning was the first time I was at 187 in a long time and hopefully I will be there in the morning (I had a huge breakfast that I’m still trying to work off.) If I can be in the high 180’s on Monday morning I will be really happy and hope to shoot for 185 by the end of the week.

So there you have this week’s running update – Pressing On!

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