It's time to begin training for the second Mother Road 100 miler. In the 2006 race, I finished with a time of 25hrs and 34 minutes. This time I want to finish in under 24hours
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I've enjoyed my couple weeks off, but now the serious training must start. I'll try to keep you posted with the details of my training.
To kick things off, I plan on running a half-marathon on Saturday. It's part of the Oklahoma Sooner State Games annual event held at Lake Overholser. This is one of the races I have ran every year since I started running seriously three years ago. This was the farthest distance I had run until the Mother Road 100 in November of 2006. So in some regard, I am running this Saturday for sake of tradition, but it is also a good way to begin my training program. Hopefully I will be able to start my training injury free--unlike my first 100 mile training when I acquired a hip injury right away. I've put a lot of miles in and gained a lot more experience since then, so we'll see what happens.
Last year I ran the half-marathon in 1 hour and 51 minutes (remember I don't usually run for speed) and I was happy with that time. I hope to beat that this year, but I haven't run more than 3 miles at one time for over two weeks now, and I am not sure how starting things off with a 13.1 mile race will go, but I'll try anyway.
Thanks for your encouragement, please e-mail me or leave a comment and I'll return it a.s.a.p.