Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Just one more race, then I can get started...

I'm starting this blog, as titled, as an exercise in utility. The idea is to see if being accountable to an audience (real or imagined) will positively influence my motivation and help me reach my goals. I'll write about my goals at some point in the near future...just not now.

Now I am focusing on finishing my race calendar for 2005. I have been training relatively consistently since July, and have had some decent results. Nowhere near my college times, or my high school times for that matter. But, I never raced ten milers or half marathons back then either, so, really, why make the comparison?

Where was I? Finishing my race calendar. Every Veterans' Day we have a *fantastic* race here. It's billed as an 8k european-style cross country run, which means it runs like a golf course on a bombing range. Part of the course follows the Red River of the North, which means logs, brush, mud, steep embankments, and generally poor footing. All in all, it makes for a bit of fun. The Veteran's Day race is probably my last until March or April 2006. Until then, I plan to experiment with the Lydiard Method of training and see where it takes me. Here are a few stats, just so everyone knows where I'm starting from...

Personal Records
  • 400 meters :: :57 (1995)
  • 800 meters :: 2:04 (1995)
  • 1500 meters :: 4:07 (1995)
  • Mile Run :: 4:26 (1995)
  • 3000 meters :: 8:57 (1995)
  • 3200 meters :: 9:51 (1990)
  • 5000 meters :: 15:26 (1995)
  • 8k XC :: 24:52 (Oct. 1995)
  • 10000 meters :: 31:48 (May 1995)
  • 10k XC :: 31:55 (Oct. 1995)
  • 10 Miles :: 59:48 (Sep. 2005)
  • Half Marathon :: 1:23:10 (2003)
  • Longest Run :: 26.2 mi - 3:06:11 (Nov. 2005)
  • Highest Miles In A 7 Day Period :: 124 (Jan. 2006)


Blogger Mike

Hey Eric, thanks for visiting my blog and good luck with yours. I think the "real or imaginary" audience is a good motivator, at least it has been for me. I'm intrigued to hear what your plans are for next year, you have run some very fast times! Good luck.

11/10/2005 12:33:00 PM  
Blogger Zeke

Eric, welcome to the blogger world. Looking forward to reading about your upcoming goals and training.

11/11/2005 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous

Im coming for you in the 09 fargo

11/24/2008 03:04:00 PM  

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