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Monday, March 23, 2009
A month or so ago I found out about the Cleveland Marathon on May 17. Initially, I thought I could run the marathon, then the half marathon, then I set my sights on the 10K. I can run 6.2 miles without stopping, right?

Well, I've never been much a long distance runner but more of a volleyball player in my more athletic days. I set a goal and I'm going to run in the 10K, rain or shine, and kick some serious ass in it. I've even guilted several of my friends to run and we've even kept each other posted on our training or not-so-training training.

My goal is to finish it in under 60 minutes, meaning I'm going to have to kick up my training and run 10 minute miles. Can I do it? Can you? Well, get your asses in gear because you only have 55 days to start training.

What are your upcoming goals?

11 comments:

Suzanne said...

I started to train for a 5k. I am giving myself lots of time because even when I was in super shape, I couldn't run a mile straight. I will be running the 2 mile Shot in the Dark and a 5k by Aug. That's the plan.

Allison M. said...

That's awesome. I'm exactly 8 weeks out from mine and need to get in high training mode.

Ashley said...

This is awesome, Allison! you can definitely meet your goal. I've had my sights set on a half marathon for a while now...think I might sign up for Chicago. That way the destination factor kicks my butt into shape.

Kelly and José said...

Good luck :) I run 5k's here and there (ie - Race for the Cure, Ohio City Run/Crawl, etc.) and kind of just stick to that b/c I'm slightly intimidated by the 10k (especially b/c you never know what the weather will be like). . .so, I give you a lot of credit!

-Kelly

Danielle Glick said...

Allison forget the 10K, you can DEFINITELY run the half marathon!!! I hadn't run since high school, and last year in just 12 weeks I trained myself and a girlfriend, who was a heavy smoker and had NEVER RAN IN HER LIFE, to run the San Antonio half marathon. Our only goal was to run without stopping. Pace we eventually figured about 12 min miles for me and 13 for her. She beat that at 12:40 and I KILLED it at 9:40. My 10K split was under 60 min. After about 5-6 miles it all feels the same and you can go much longer, if you're running an average pace. It didn't even feel hard. I couldn't believe it! If her and I can do it, I'm sure you can too!

Fizzgig said...

whaaaaaaat? send me info on said marathon! I wanna do it! I can do 2 10 minute miles (uh 20 minutes) at a time so im 1/3 there.

(fizzgigabyte@yahoo.com)

lpennicahedrick said...

Good luck! I'm doing a 10 miler in Wash DC in less than 2 weeks (I do it every year). I'm happy to share training tips.

Smash said...

Good luck! YOU CAN DO IT! My plan of running the Boston marathon was crushed when I found out I have to work that day and since then I have sat on my ass. My gym probably thinks I died.

I plan to resurface tomorrow. You motivated me to get back into running and find a new marathon goal!

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

girl, you got this.

my goal right now is to make it through the week. pathetic huh? ha

Allison M. said...

thank you for all the positive comments. I need to get my butt out and run tonight.

ANG* said...

good luck! 6.2 - you can totally do that. i did a 5K last summer. never been a distance runner either (and that's half of what you're doing) but, i did it. and it was my first race. i'll be doing more. they are so much fun to be a part of.