In running and in charity, the challenge starts long before you toe the start,
and the work doesn't end when you cross the finish.

19 July 2009

Week 31 Status Update (Run for Central Park)

Sunday: 6mi (recovery run)
Monday: 7mi (track workout)
Wednesday: 13mi (long run)
Saturday: 5mi (warmup + race)

Total: 31mi

Race recap - Despite the heat and the humidity, I managed to run the 4mi course in 28:06. I know I should be focusing on longer races at this point, but since last year's Run for Central Park was the first race of my adult life, I can use it as a fitness test and easily compare results over time. This time last year, I hadn't yet broken 30min, so I can point at yesterday's result and say I've come quite far!

The week ahead - One week down, 15 to go. And since I raced yesterday, I have a much better idea of how fast I'm currently running and can more accurately plan out my training paces going forward. Here's what I've got on tap for week 2:

1 - Recovery / 6mi total
2 - 4x800 @ 3:12 / 2min rest / 6mi total
3 - 5mi tempo @ 7:58 per mi / 7mi total
4 - Long run @ 8:43 per mi / 15mi total

Not gonna lie, I'm a little nervous about that last one...

Fundraising update - I've now raised $3,875 for Robin Hood, within eyesight of my $5,000 goal. On one hand, I'm only a handful of donations away from success, but on the other hand, I've exhausted a number of my potential donors already, so I can't get lazy. If you're reading this and haven't chipped in yet, skip the new Harry Potter and give me your $13... I heard it sucked anyway!

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- Jake

1 comment:

  1. Hey Jake, good luck with the rest of the fund raising. I just got back to New York. Fun catching up with everyone.


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