Thursday, August 13, 2009

Running the 2010 Houston Marathon

A few weeks ago i signed up for the 2010 Houston Marathon. I am training with the Houston Striders Running Club. Its a group of about 400 people from walkers, half marathoners, to Boston Qualifiers. We did time a 1 mile time trial August 4th to get everyone into there pace groups.

This is the second week of training. Last week we did three days of regular running at about 5 miles per day. This week we are running hills to build up stregnth and endurance. I did 3 miles of hills today.

Total miles so far this week is 16 miles. Only 156 more days till the marathon.

Thursday - August . 13, 2009 - 7 pm

Place: George Bush Park
Distance: 3 miles
Time: 37 minutes
Pace: 12:16
Calories: 800
Temp: 83 degrees
Humidity: 65 %

Sunday, January 11, 2009

houston marathon 5k

Running the Houston Marathon 5k in a week. After being sidelined for the last 2 years due to an ankle injury....I'm happy to say i will be joining the ranks of the running world again. Hope to see some of my old running friends next week. Wish me luck and i will see all you guys at the finish line.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Twisted My Ankle

I was walking up the stairs on wednesday and was just about on the last rung at the top, when i twisted my right ankle and fell. I ended up going to the doctors to see if it was broken. The x-rays came back negative. Its just a severe ankle sprain. I will be in an "aircast" brace for about a week or two. Needless to say...i will not be running in the dallas marathon this weekend.

Monday, March 12, 2007

2007 Boston "Race to Remember" - May 27th

I will be running in the Boston Half Marathon (also known as "Boston's Race to Remember"). This race honors Massachusetts Law Enforcement Officers that have been killed in the line of Duty. It also benefits the program kids at risk in Boston. I've been to Boston once before, but this will be the first marathon i have run in the city. Boston's a great historical town that is a really fun place.

2007 Dallas ( Big D) Marathon - Apr.1st

Today, my brother and i signed up for the Big "D" Dallas Marathon. This will complete the Marathons of Texas (Houston, Austin, and Dallas). I'm looking to improve my time by a few minutes in this run. With my brother their pacing me, i should do well. Im also considering running in the Boston "Race to Remember"
on May 27th. The race benefits the piece and firefighters association.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

2007 Austin Half Marathon - Feb. 18th

It was a cold but beautiful weekend here in Austin for the 2007 Austin Marathon. After the fireworks and the national anthem this morning around 6:50am, the race of 11,000 runners got started. I love running in Austin...they have so many bands along the road side, lots of good places to eat & shop, and the people are wonderful. The hills around Austin can be challenging especially after you have been running for a few hours. After circling the state capital over bright sunny skies, I crossed the finish line in 2:40:45. I felt a little light headed after the race over so i headed straight for the food, drink, and chicken noodle soup tent. I met a a lot of people along the race. Saw some very interesting costumes too. Most of us were dressed very warmly because of the chill in the air. After the race we hung out at the finish line to watch a few of the runners cross the finish and then headed to 6th street for some food. I want to thank my brother Scott for coming to Austin with me to support me during the race. Hope all the Houston Blog runners did well. :D

Sunday - Feb. 18, 2007 - 7:00 a.m.
Place: Downtown Austin, Texas
Distance: 13.1 miles
Time: 2:40:45
Pace: 11:26 per/mile
Calories: 2241
Temp: 43 degrees
Humidity: 25%

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Distance workout today - Feb. 11th

I got up early this morning and went to Memorial Park to do some distance running. I increase my overall distance to 7+ miles today. I felt pretty good miles 4 through mile 7. My body, legs and feet all seem to be in good shape even after the run. That is a good sign. I am learning not to drink as much during my runs as i have in the past. It just slows me down. I think if i hydrate around mile 3 and then again around 7 or 8, that my mile splits will be faster. I know as the race gets further that i will hydrate a little more often. I think on my tuesday run i will go for a nine mile run and then thursday a 12 mile run. Then on friday...pair my running down to a 3 to five mile run before i head over to Austin on Saturday.

Sunday - Feb. 11, 2007 - 9:38 a.m.
Place: Memorial Park
Distance: 7.75 miles
Time: 1:21:32
Pace: 10:31 per/mile
Calories: 1253
Temp: 51 degrees
Humidity: 69 %