March 26, 2013

March 11, 2013

  • First week done


    What a great week! - I've had so many false starts, I'm happy to have the first week behind me. 

    Today I did my 35 minute easy run in NYC - and the weather was perfect for a run.  Thank God for the weather.

    Psalm 107:25, 29 "For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.... He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.."

March 2, 2013

  • 2013 First Training Schedule for 5K

    I hurt my legs in the NJ half marathon back in November of last year.   I've been waiting for my legs to recover, and had a number of false starts but believe I am ready to return to my training.  Since then I have gained 30 lbs!  Ugh :(

    Where to begin?  I thought I would start off with a 5k training schedule, which I found online (with. some modifications).   Below is the schedule, which I will update each week on Saturday. 

    So I start of this year with a prayer that God will see me safe on the roads - give me the grace to complete my goals.

    Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. (1 Cor. 10:31)

July 9, 2012

  • Goal: Amish 1/2 Marathon 2012

    I haven't been posting anything on my running for a while now.  My last run was the Poconos 1/2 marathon in Eastern PA.  My time for that race was 2:00:00:9 - which means that my goal of beating 2 hours was missed by a fraction of a second.  So close - but it left me with a hunger to make this goal in my next race.  The race I have registered for is the Amish 1/2 Marathon which I did last year. 

    I have re-written my schedule - which is a little tight and I have to worry about over training.  But I'm praying it's doable.

    As aways I don't do my training on Sunday - since I observe it as the Lord's Day.

    This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118:24)

March 24, 2012

March 16, 2012

  • 2012 PA Marathon - Training Week 1 (12 wks to go)

    I just completed my running schedule, and had my bags packed and was ready to go to Washington DC.  Early this morning I had to drive me wife to have some medical testing done (by the way, the test results were good news) and but I could see she was stressed and unhappy that I was going to be gone.  I knew it would be unloving - if I left her to go to D.C. - so I made the decision to pass on this race.   I love her.  No race is more important then she is.  

    So I now I am know looking for another marathon to run in.  One looks interesting - called, God's Country in northern PA - held the first Saturday in June, which leaves me 12 more weeks to train.  Here is what the schedule may look like:

    My concern about this marathon is the elevation (2805 feet is alot!).  I may need to keep looking..


    1 Cor. 13:4 "Charity (Love) ... is kind"

March 3, 2012

  • 2012 DC Marathon - Training Week 14 (2 wks to go)

    This morning my youngest daughter asked me way doing people run 26.2 miles - why not 30 miles?   Good question. 

    It's because in 490 BC, the Greek army repelled a Persian naval invasion on the plains surrounding the coastal city of Marathon. According to legend, a runner was sent to Athens to relay news of the victory. Upon reaching Athens, the young man shouted "Rejoice, we counquered!" and fell to the ground dead.  The distance of this Marathon run was roughly 24 miles.  

    So where - does the extra distance comes from?  (Glad you asked)  At the 1908 Olympic Games in London, the marathon distance was upped to 26.2 miles to cover the ground from Windsor Castle to White City stadium, so the race could finish in front of royal family's viewing seat.

    Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

February 25, 2012

  • 2012 DC Marathon - Training Week 13 (3 wks to go)

    So this was the last tough week - the remaining weeks have a reduced running schedule.  :)

    I lost 4.4 lbs this week which was exciting!!  It's been a long long time (at least 10 years) since I've been out of 200's. 

    This week a booked a room down in DC - for the race.  Great location in downtown D.C. 

February 20, 2012

  • 2012 DC Marathon - Training Week 12 (4 wks to go)

    My running had to take a backseat to my wife and job this week.  Both needed extra attention and without regret I adjusted by running schedule. 

    For the 10 miles I ran I tried to make it interesting.  Instead of re-running my old routes - I ran from my house to the Morristown train station and then back to Morris Plains, stopped at Dunkin Donuts for coffee and from there took the train back to Denville. With all the stress from this week - it was a very welcomed relaxing run.

    I'm now down to 4 weeks before the big race. This week is going to be the toughest of all my training, which I've scheduled 42 miles.  After this week I taper -and give my legs a break so I'm in peak condition for March 17, down in Washington D.C.   

    I revised my weight loss goals for the next month.  I'm probably over shooting (again) - but I still want to get to 190 lbs. before the big race.