Sunday, February 28, 2010

Race season officially begins in March

I'm still seeing the chiropractor one to two times a week, but compared to the day I hurt it while shoveling, it's MUCH better. So, my big focus for the last 2 1/2 weeks has been running. I've had a little knee pain after running, but nothing ice won't cure.

My long runs have gone according to my plans, so tonight I signed myself to run the Shamrock 15K next Sunday, March 7, which starts at Woodridge HS in Cuyahoga Falls at 12:00 noon. I've been told by a few people now that it is a very hill course (which makes sense since we'll be headed down in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.)

I have NOT been training on hills at all this winter, so that will be my biggest challenge. I've never run a 15K, but of course I have run some 10 milers and some 1/2 marathons. The milage should be fine. I'm now keeping a close eye on the weather. Being a noon start time should help. It currently looks like it should be in the upper 30s. I'm not looking to set a PR (although as long as I finish, I will set one; cool.) I'd just like this to be a good training run with lots of other runners. :-)

Six day after this race is the St. Malachi 5 Miler in Cleveland. I am looking for a good time that day! I was just happy to finish last year, since I had taken a good deal of time off from running with knee pain. This year I'd really like to improve my time!

Weekly Workouts for Feb. 22 - 28
Mon - Bike 50 min
Tue - Run 7 miles
Wed - off
Thu - Bike 1 hr 15 min
Fri - Run 3 miles
Sat - Bike 1 hr 47 min and Swim 1300 yds
Sun - Run 8.12 miles


  1. That course is hilly especially from miles 4-6 if it is the same as the one I did a few years ago. I'm sure you'll do great! Run a mile for me! : )

  2. You will do great! I hope to be on the course volunteering, so I can cheer you on.

    So glad that the back is feeling better!