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Making the Impossible Possible?

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Okay, so I poked around a bit in the goals and motivational areas & have come up with a plan to get me to the Boston Marathon:

• Maintain 30 minutes of cardio walking daily.
• Maintain nutrition/calorie daily goals.
• Start "Chi Walking" to help with injury prevention.
• Increase to 60 minutes daily by August.
• October 2010 -- Get physician approval to start running.
• Start "Chi Running"
• Register for Ed Moot Memorial 5K Fun Run.
• December 4th, 2010 - Run Ed Moot Memorial 5K.
• Continue Chi Running/Walking.
• Register for Space Coast ½ Marathon
• November 28th, 2011 – Run Space Coast ½ Marathon
• December 2011 -- Start training for full marathon
• Register for Space Coast Full Marathon
• November, 2012 – Run Space Coast Full Marathon in 4.25 hours to qualify
• December 2012 -- Register for Boston Marathon (or Walt Disney Marathon if not qualified)
• Continue training for full marathon
• January 2013 -- Run in Walt Disney Marathon, if needed to qualify
• April 2013 – Run Boston Marathon!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Sorry for the delayed response -- work overload and what-not. I got a somewhat reserved approval from the doctor; he expressed concern about my knees and I assured him I would be extremely careful.

    I completed the Couch-to-5K training this past Saturday and I have my first RUN event this weekend. The 3 previous events have been walk or walk/run, so I am gearing up to run the full 5K distance.

    Paying attention to my form & breathing, listening to my body, taking days off & not rushing it. Speed will come later, stamina is my focus right now, along with weight loss.
    2667 days ago
  • MLOU61
    Hey, that's one gutsy goal list!!! How's it going so far? Did you get the doc's approval yet? I am a 61 year old runner who started 2 1/2 years ago. I have run in several 5K's and 2 10 K's so far, and am thinking about a half, maybe next Fall. I hope you will like running as much as I do. Be careful out there.
    - M'lou
    2718 days ago
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