Thursday, November 18, 2010

Running for a Paws II coming in January!

I will be back in January.  I've got a new fundraiser, new goals, and another marathon to train for. This time it's serious.
I ran the Des Moines 1/2 Marathon in October.  I trained relatively hard and was very happy with my race results.  I found my zone and beat my goal time by just over 30 seconds.  Boy, was I happy.  As you can see from my picture, I was hurting at the end, but I had the goal in mind and didn't want to look back and be disappointed or regret not trying harder.  My time was 1 hr 44 min 27 sec.  That's about an 8 minute mile pace.  I was very happy about it!
So I'm taking the next few weeks off blogging, not as if I've really been doing a great job at that anyway.  I need some down time.  I'm jogging about 5 miles max so I can heal and run for fun again.  I got very burned out at the end of this training session.  Right after Christmas, I'll be back at it.  I have lots of ideas, lots of goals, lots of ambition and drive.  We'll see if we can make this Running for a Paws the best ever!

Near the finish at the Des Moines 1/2 Marathon
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

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