Posted by: roblanger | November 30, 2010

Ready to go

Ok, the last few weeks of running have been really great. I’ve been averaging about 90k/wk and have been eating well enough to get my weight down to about 71 kilos, which is the weight that I ran the Mississauga Marathon.

If I remember correctly, my weight when I started training for Mississauga was about 73 kilos. So, if I happen to drop 2 more kilos while training for Boston, that would be great. Will that mean I’ll be faster? Hopefully, so. Studies have shown that there is a point of diminishing returns with weight loss and speed. However, I think I’m a long way off from that point, at my height.

My 18 week training program officially starts exactly 2 weeks from today, and I’m beginning to get a little bit anxious about it. It’s 18 weeks of intense work and the last thing I want to do is injure myself so that I’m unable to run Boston. Fortunately, I’ve been feeling 100% with all of the kms I’ve been running, but I haven’t been doing the type of speed work that will be required once I start training.

Finally, a huge congrats goes out to my friend Kristina who qualified for Boston in her first go at 42.2k!! The woman is a superhuman so I’m not surprised by her amazing accomplishment. I told her that should would do it, and she did!

Unfortunately, her qualifying race was this month, which means she won’t be able to run Boston with me in 2011 since registration closed this year on the first day. 😦

See you in Hopkington in 2012 Kris!!!


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