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November 18, 2006

race day tomorrow

all the time....
all the training....
to reach tomorrows race.....

..sigh ..... I just can't wait

Ill update sometime soon after the race...

to Team For My Father


November 10, 2006

The last long run.....

The last chance to get some good miles under my belt. I went out and ran an easy 18, with a nice stretch break every 6.

Lap 1 44:44 Lap 2 46:30 Lap3 48

very happy with my times. I reproduced marathon conditions during this run by using gel packs and drinking plenty of gatorade. The weather had warmed up the last few days and today was probably the hottest day I have run since the summer. I hope marathon is not this hot.

I am very excited for the race. It will be the most exposure we will have had so far. There will be 7.000- 8,000 people at the races that day. It also means I can possibly get some more people to do another race with me.

There are still a lot of people that I want to tell about this site but I understand I have many more miles before the first charity campaign is over with. I was searching the boston marathon site last night and it only increased my desire to make that the final race. What could be better than running with 22, 000 people.

Miles Logged
Today ---------18
This week ------27.6

November 09, 2006

24:24 new record

I ran a new 3.6 mile course record on tuesday with a time of 24:24. Today I managed to get out and pound out a nice 6 with a time of 44 minutes. Tomorrow will be the last long run before the race and I will be doing 18 miles. I feel so much more prepared this year... I just have to keep my confidence up through the light miles over the next week.

As of today I have
3 people( including myself) running the full marathon
2 running the 8k race
hopefully a handful attending to give their support.

Last year I had one person attend and it meant so much to me to have someone there cheering me on.... This year my brother is running and Ill be able to cheer him on.....

I invite everyone to come out to the philadelphia marathon/ 8k on November 19th to give their support for Team For My Father in their first major fundraising event......The marathon starts at 8 and the 8k starts at 830

Miles Logged
Today ---------6
This week ------9.6

November 04, 2006

2 weeks and a day

Last week I did an 18 miles long run. This week I managed a 6 mile run setting a new pr with 43 minutes. Then I went out for a long run on thursday and did 4 extra miles i did not have to do. A 24 mile long run....the one thing I was unhappy with last year was how i was not prepared for the last few miles. I will also be running some extra hill run so I have a little extra power hitting the hills during the marathon.

Lets get ready for marathon time.......

Miles Logged
Today ---------0
This week ------30