End of Summer Update

Some 220’s with Johnny in the shadow of Grandfather Mountain.
PC: Ryan Warrenburg

It has been a while since my last update. Then I was just on the cusp of running after a second sacral stress fracture in as many years. Since then I have been in tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains, with one foray to the Rockies, slowly building my mileage back to my normal range. This last week was in the 90’s and with in the next few weeks I should be back in the triple digits, and a bit closer to marathon miles.

I have also semi-finalized a racing schedule for this fall. I am going to start the season at the Genworth Virginia 10 Miler in Lynchburg on September 23. Then I will head up north to Boston for the BAA Half Marathon on October 8. In November I am looking for one more race, hence the “semi-finalized” moniker, before I run my fourth marathon. Which will be the Fukuoka International Open Marathon Championship in Japan! I was in Japan three years ago for the International Chiba Ekiden, which was a fantastic trip, but I did not get to see much outside of the mountainous retreat where we were housed. This time I should be able to see more of the urban side of the country as Fukuoka has a population of over 1.5 million.

One more thing before signing off, I have not been updating my blog but every few months and I would like to that to change. So I have set a goal of at least one, and ideally two, a month until the end of the year. I have been struggling with finding the motivation and ideas to write about. At the very least I will give a short update on training and where I will be racing next.

2 thoughts on “End of Summer Update

    • Speaking with my coach, we decided that the best opportunities going forward would be to try and run fast. Fukuoka will have a pacer running the pace that I want to run, while at CIM I would be racing for place rather than time.

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