18663 Ventura Blvd, Suite 202, Tarzana CA 91356

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Half Marathon Training Progress

There are 17 days until the half marathon. My longest run has been 11 miles, which I finished in two hours. That's a pace of 10:54. I felt great afterward. Now my goal is to get faster. I want to run the half marathon in 2:10; that's 9 minutes faster than my time almost 5 years ago when I last ran one. So, Mary has me doing speedwork and things of that sort. This morning I sprinted and then hopped on one foot 30 times and then hopped on the other foot 30 times. I must have looked really weird.

Did I mention that I love being in Boston? I can't think of a better place to run than the Esplanade. Seeing the river and all the other runners who are crazy like me at 7 am is inspiring.

As you can see, the cooking comes in spurts. I'm clearly not in one of those spurts right now, though I was tempted to bake some chocolate chip cookies. Maybe tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

I totally thought about you when I saw this on Kleopatra's site. Have you checked it out?

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work, Vegan Doc. I am so inspired by your running and training. I can't wait till you do the half marathon!!! GO YOU!

Anonymous said...

Happy training! Glad you're loving your new home.