The last race I did was the Wounded Warrior Half in June. I finished that race in 2:56. I was running very well, probably would have come close to my PR of 2:45 if it weren't for major calf cramping during the last 3 miles. Since that race, I continued my training and have worked out the issues that caused the cramping (at least I hope!). I have not completed a race since then.
Here are some of my current training runs. There are of course others.
09/22, I ran 8.25 in 1:29
10/13, I ran 7.4 in 1:27
10/17, I ran 4.08 in 44:07
I do not run every day and rarely run 2 days in a row. I have had issues with my knee in the past so having that rest day (I usually do yoga) is part of what I believe has kept me healthy. The past issues with my knee is something that probably plays into my cautiousness.
As far as the 2:30 goal from the trainer is concerned...My ultimate goal is to qualify for Boston someday. When I do run my first marathon, he wants me to finish in less than 5 hours. He believes that by working and focusing on my half marathon speed and getting my time to at least below 2:30 it will give me a stronger base for adding miles for a marathon.
Hebrews 12:1b...Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us
You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off of your face.
Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.
| current weight: 157.4