Marathon Plus!

Started training to run the Oil Creek 100 Ultra-marathon on October 10th along with the Akron Road Runner marathon on September 26th to support the fight against cancer and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 

The fundraising goal is $5,000 and if you can donate, please do at:  Thanks for your support!

Started the training two weeks ago and am just now getting the blogging going.  Running and blogging eat up a ton of disposable time, who would have thought…?!

Logged 54 miles two weeks ago.  Hardly noticed as I was pretty excited about getting started on the training for my first ultra-marathon.  Seemed really cool then, and still does, not so sure what it will feel like in about two more months…maybe even just one month… logged 58 miles last week and can feel the fatigue already.  Will stay at this level for a couple of weeks before bumping it up again.

Using a training plan outline used by famous ultra-marathoner Tim Twitmeyer and my hope is that if I even get close to that level and mileage, I can hit my goal of completing Oil  Creek in less than 24 hours.  That’s the plan!

Ran 8 miles this morning with friend Rachel and Elizebeth and had a beautiful morning for it.  Ran a 7:28 pace which is almost race pace for getting to Boston and that’s part of the goal for spring of 2010 so there’s a little more work to do there.  Logged 18 on Sunday and 15 on Saturday this past weekend and also had great weather both days.  I think someone has been looking out for us in the weather department!  Knock on wood!

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