Monday, November 30, 2009

I'm back...

Well, since my last post my life has been crazy. But in a good way. I now have a son -- Cruz who was born on April 27 -- to go along with my now 2-year-old daughter Emma. And I've started to coach the Henry County cross-country and track teams as an assistant. It's been a blast. I've been busy, busy, busy.

For some reason, I thought about this blog and decided to come back to it. (It took me about a million guesses to finally remember my password!) So, as for running, the intent of starting this blog, I signed up for the Louisville Marathon on April 24 and then will shift my attention to getting ready for the Louisville Ironman, which I have also signed up for and is on Aug. 29. Also, I'm putting on a 24-hour race in Eminence, the Highlands Renaissance 24-Hour Race, on March 13-14 and I plan on competing in the Papa John's 10-Miler on April 3 as a tune-up race for the marathon.

I will hopefully use this blog as a training log of sorts, and not neglect it like I've been known to do. I'm ready to get back on the roads again, and I'll let you know how it goes.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hoping to start running soon

After numerous setbacks since the Louisville Marathon Oct. 19, I'm crossing my fingers in hope that I can start back running soon. I've run very inconsistently since the marathon and have not run a step in at least two weeks. My back is giving me the most problems right now — bulging disc — which I'm trying to rest and then strengthen over the next few weeks so I can start back running pain free.

If everything goes the way I hope, I'll be back running again the week of Jan. 26, which will give me two more weeks off and 10 weeks of training before a possible marathon race. If I get in decent shape, I'll run the Rodes City Run 10K road race as a tune-up March 21, and run the Ohio River Road Runners Club Marathon April 5. That's a big "if" though. I would like to get in another marathon before the new baby, which is due in late April, early May. Before the Louisville Marathon I didn't get in very good training the two months leading up to the race and still ran a personal record of 2:58, so I think with 10 solid weeks I can go faster and possibly get closer to the 2:50 barrier — my next big marathon goal.

Hopefully I'll have good news in a couple of weeks.