Road to Chicago in Search of a PR
Post #1 | Intro ~ Road to Chicago in Search of a PR
I’m starting this blog to document my training as I prepare of the 2015 Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 11th. God knows the world doesn’t need another ‘runner’s blog’ and I certainly don’t feel that I have a story to tell that is necessarily compelling enough for many people to enjoy, however, people have asked for me to write about my training, so that’s what I’m going to do with those people in mind. I do have selfish reasons, of course, - it gives me an opportunity to write - keeping my brain active in that way, which I desperately need. I also get to create a personal, historic record of all the challenges that went into the training, which I should enjoy years later. I don’t plan on putting too much time into it, and thus, my writing will probably be atrocious with many grammatical errors and misspellings, even some nonsensical sentences, to be sure. Please forgive in advance and don’t think less of me. Judgment-free zone here.
This 2014-15 winter was pretty bad training for everyone, made worse for me with some lingering medial-side, left knee pain, so it was pretty much a wash. I managed to run the New York City HM as training progression run and was pleased with the day along with my knee being no worse for wear. Now I find myself ready to take on the challenge of ratcheting up the intensity and stabilizing my mileage in prep some shorter road races and a track 10k before hunkering down for a summer build-up of marathon mileage. Should be fun. I feel completely energized and ready for it. Game on.