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February 26, 2011

Marathon Update

Filed under: Running — Tags: , , — Marcus @ 2:00 am

I am tentatively thinking of doing a regular Saturday post with updates on my Marathon training status, I am not sure how much people will care to read about it, but since it is taking up the majority of my free time at this point I figured I would start writing about it.

The picture above was taken during my run last week, we had a couple day of really nice weather and I was able to get outside to run for the very first time this year.  It was also the first run I have done outdoors in my Vibrams, and the first run I have done since I started doing any serious running.  I got up to Headlands state park right at sunrise, I actually got there before they opened up the park for the day so I had to park about a mile away, then I just ran there, and then ran back and forth on the trail they have that goes along the lake until I hit my 7 miles I had to run for the day.

I know that most of the people I know think I am crazy for training for the marathon, but on days like this, I really am glad I am doing it.  I got to spend an hour running on a trail watching the sun come up, it was warm outside, but there was still ice on the lake.  I am in good enough shape at this point that it is not difficult to run, and it sure beats what I know many people do, which is to roll out of bed after hitting the snooze button a dozen times, drown themselves in coffee and then proceed to try and fight traffic on the way to work.

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  1. Wow, what an inspiration this beautiful sunrise must have been early in the morning.
    I am cheering for you on your training for the marathon, I think it is great.

    It is wonderful to have goals, especially a goal to be healthy and enjoy the beauty God has created to begin your day.

    Mom

    Comment by Mom — February 26, 2011 @ 6:27 am

  2. Wow! Okay, now I’m jealous. I know how it feels to be out there running and just enjoying the outdoors. I really miss that. I guess I will never be able to do that again with my lungs. I’m cheering you on for that marathon………Need anyone to be at the finish line?

    Comment by Lori — February 26, 2011 @ 8:50 pm

  3. But…But… The snooze button and coffee are soooo gooood…

    I think the idea of the sat. post is a good one, man. Helps to keep some of us less than communicative people updated on the training.

    Comment by Paul — February 27, 2011 @ 10:12 pm

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