Tuesday, May 18, 2010


I guess this falls under the category of 'No news, is good news.' Or is it 'No news, is no news."

This is one of my busy times at work and it's worse this year because one co-worker was just on vacation for a week, one is getting married and will be gone for 2 weeks, and I leave a week from today for an 8-day Alaskan cruise. All this means is that there's not much time left to blog.

Just a quick update, while I "only" ran 66 miles last week, you may remember that Sunday and Monday were recovery days from the half marathon I ran. I'm back up to 80 miles over the last 7 days. Saturday I'm running a 30K race, which I'm planning on running at MP. Since everything is pointing towards the low-3s, it's only logical to make sub-3 my goal. Seriously, does anyone go into a marathon with a goal of like 3:01 or 3:02? Might as well go after sub-3. So Saturday's goal will be roughly 6:50 pace.

I also pulled the trigger and signed up for TCM. I figured I might as well do it, since I'm running fairly well right now. Of course, that could all change by August, but I'll roll with it right now.

I'm so busy, I'll have to pull a QOD off the top of my head.

Quote of the day;

"Make friends with pain, and you'll never be alone." - Ken Chlouber, Colorado miner and creator of the Leadville Trail 100


Evan Roberts said...

you signed up for TCM, good. Now, maybe I should pull the trigger. Still trying to get over the mental hurdle of entering marathon 2 before marathon 1 is done (3 weeks to go!)

Chad said...

Evan, I hear you. I would have like to have waited until after Gma's to decide, but I didn't want the event to close in the meantime.

Beth said...

Wonderful that you signed up for the TCM. I'm hoping to get in the 10 mile again and if I don't then I'll volunteer for the marathon. Glad everything is going well for you.

wendy said...

Hi! I found your blog from a link from Joe Sherry's. It has been so much fun finding other Minnesota runner/bloggers. I am also doing the TC Marathon. It will be my first one : )

Chad said...

Beth, I hope you get into the 10.

Wendy, I'm not sure who Joe Sherry is, but thanks for stopping by. Good luck with your training. As they say, "you'll never forget your first."

Julie said...

I am also signed up for the Twin Cities Marathon in October! This will be my first one:)