Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Upping the miles

I'm finally on my way to upping the miles in preparation for the NYC Marathon.   The Marathon is a little more than 10 weeks out and I'm at 14 miles now.  I'll tack on roughly 1 mile a week to my long runs and in the next 6 weeks or so I should be up around 20 where I need to be in advance of the marathon.

So far I feel pretty good about things.   The hot weather has to break some time soon and we should get some nice fall running weather in the next few weeks that will make the running a much more enjoyable.   I feel comfortable that I can tack on the miles without too much difficulty...ask me again when I get to mile 20 how I am feeling about that.

Other than that I am just focusing on the fundraising.  I am about $1500 short of the minimum I pledged to raise for Zero - The Project to End Prostate Cancer, but I am confident I can raise that by the deadline of October 1st.

I would love if you would be able to help out with a donation by clicking here. 

Thanks again for all your help....below is a map of my latest run.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Bangkok - summer in the city??

Lots of time on a plane....20 hours in the air, ~28 door to door.  
Slept alot on the plane.   Went out and ran tonight.  A nice 4.5 miler in bangkok. It had cooled off a little bit so the weather wasn't too bad, but it was still pretty hot.   Streets were deserted which was great for running, but the park I wanted to run though was closed, so I ended up running around it.

I'm looking forward to running when the sun's out so I can see some of the sights.

Alrighty.  Its 2 am.  Off to bed.  Here's the map of where I ran.

Monday, August 09, 2010

When's this heat going to lift

The heat around here has still be pretty oppressive.  I've even resorted to the occasional treadmill run when its gotten too bad out.

I was pleased last Saturday when we got a short lived break in the weather to be able to run in 70 degree weather.  I was able to put in 12.25 miles at a 10:15 pace, which was extremely exciting for me after way too many 12:00 minute paces in 95 degree heat.

This week we're on staycation with the kids so I will try to grab some runs here and there before heading out of town next week.  

Other than that I am still plugging away on the fundraising and could still use your help.  If you want to click here to make a donation, I would really appreciate it.