Hello, thank you for joining me along my journey of becoming a Runner! I've always been an active guy, played sports in high school and continued into adult recreation sports after high school. As I started my family and found a career, the activity level slowly decreased. Well my Fiance had enough of our lazy ways and started on the Weight Watchers program and completely overhauled our daily meals. Step 2 was getting more active, so we decided to JOG our annual Juvenile Diabetes charity walk and actually enjoyed the activity. The month following the charity walk, we signed up for our first official 5K and had an absolute blast. From that point forward I have officially been BIT by the running bug and this is my journey to becoming a RUNNER!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Where Have You All Been??

Hey everyone!

I doubt anyone comes back here to read lol but I felt I should throw out a quick update since it has been FORE----EVER since I posted anything.

I am about 3 weeks out from the Las Vegas Marathon.  My schedule has been super crazy as you can see by the frequency of my blog posts.  So my training has taken a bit of a hit as well. 

I originally planned to hit a 24-26 mile run somewhere in training but I gave up on that.  I have a 20 mile run that I need to throw down before I start to taper so I really hope my overall fitness will get me through the last six miles at the marathon.  Also, I don’t know if my goal of 3:30 is still obtainable but I’m going to give it all I have.  I haven’t been able to throw in enough interval training and speed work to feel confident about holding an 8min pace for 26 miles.  Then again I’ve surprised myself in the past so it all depends on how my body is feeling at the start line.

I’m very sorry to my blogging pals if I’ve missed important events.  My schedule will calm down eventually and I’ll get back to reading and writing in the blog world.

Any suggestions on preparing mentally when you’re not 100% ready for a race?  Do you change your race goals or just go after it and see what happens??

Have a great weekend!


  1. It is good to hear from you. I think 20 miles is plenty for a long run, you don't want to risk injury. Over and over it seems so many runners do better under-trained as opposed to over doing it, so I would try not to worry. I think you will run a great race!

  2. Good to see you finally back! I agree, 20 miles is plenty for the long run leading up to a first marathon, if not standard (I believe my mom did 18 max for her marathon, years ago and finished just fine). I find tapering for any more than 4 days becomes detrimental rather than helpful. Still a couple weeks left to get in some run, you'll do great.

    P.S. not sure if you see it this way, but the font size is super tiny for me.

  3. I agree with the others - you should be just fine with the 20 mile long run. Good luck at your race!!

  4. 20 miles is plenty long for your longest run of marathon training. I think the mental toughness comes from all the workouts leading up to the race. All those runs on tired legs that you managed to complete anyway!
    Good luck to you! Have fun!


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