Saturday, December 31, 2011

First run with the training group

This morning was the first run with the training group this year.  There was 7 of us that ran this morning, Erik, Connie, Ray, Laura, Cassie, Penny and myself. We met up at my place around 6:30 for the run.  Erin wasn't feeling well and decided to rest and not get anyone else sick. The 5 miles passed fairly quickly as we all caught up on what was going on in each others lives. There was 1 section in West Fargo where conditions were very peaceful.  The dim glow of the low hanging clouds illuminated the freshly fallen snow as we glided along. I'm excited to be running with a group again and hope some more people can make it next week when we run from Connie and Ray's house.

I also put in a solid swim workout today in the pool going just a hair over a mile in about 50 minutes.  I was feeling really drained after that and fell asleep almost immediately after showering when getting home.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Getting Back Into The Swing Of Things

The past month or so has been busier then usual for me.  I have been putting in some long hours completing a big project at work and going through the process of switching jobs which will happen at the end of the year. My goal was to not get away from running completely like I did the previous year, but it seems it's happened anyway. I've been struggling to get back into my weekly training routine for about a week and a half now and even though it's not going smoothly I am making progress.  I'm a little frustrated when I go out for a run because I feel like I should be able to do more then what I can, but I try to remind myself I should be thankful I haven't lost more then I have.

This year I'll be organizing a training group for the Fargo Marathon. I'm a little nervous about organizing things, but I think with the group of friends I've got the group will run smoothly. The group will be starting earlier then the past few years because of the more social nature of the group and the fact that we have so many people who have run marathons before and are used to tweaking the training schedule to meet their goals. I'm really looking forward to training in a larger group again.