Next for me is the Southport, CT 5 Mile Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. I gotta have something to get me out there running in the morning!
As to the marathoning, I told my wife and a few others that were worried about my finicky knees that my marathon was to be a one time effort in order to check something off my life's things to do. I've done a fair bit of recreational running and biking in the past, but for the last year or so have been biking (participating in centuries, etc), while letting some vaguely diagnosed knee problems fix themselves. Of course, now I'm curious as to whether my body could withstand more rigorous training and whether I could do better next time!!!
For this event, I really created my own ad hoc training program. I ran two or three days during the work week, and followed a relatively standard course of long Sunday runs (total weekly mileage around 30). I used an indoor bicycle trainer for recovery days (glued to my HRM), occasionally used a home spinning class (on videotape) as a sort of speedwork and to avoid injury and did a little bit of resistance training at home with some resistance bands.
I'm thinking with the mental experience and all the physiologic data I collected this weekend, I could shave ten minutes off pretty easily (or am I kidding myself?!). Qualifying for Boston (3:10), however, well, I think that would be pretty tough without some extremely focused training. I just don't want to become one of the many ex-runner cyclists again (there are many of those).
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