Here I am more than half way through my Boston training and I haven't posted in almost two months! So, how is everything going? For those that don't know, the entire eastern seaboard was trapped in a mini-ice age for virtually all of January and February. Despite its exceptionalism, New York did not escape the arctic air. While I managed to do all of my weekend long runs outside (thanks to peer pressure), I did most of my mid-week workouts on the treadmill. This did not a happy runner make.
|The East River begins to thaw near Sutton Place|
That's probably far more than you wanted to hear about the weather, so let's talk about actual running--a novel idea given the purported focus of this blog. After finishing Houston, I began training for Boston, mostly following my team's spring marathon plan. My own Boston build-up always includes a trip to Monmouth County, New Jersey for the annual E. Murray Todd Half, a tradition I kept alive this year, though a slow final mile killed any chance for a course PR.
This coming weekend, I've got the NYC Half on tap. Although I've volunteered at this race for several years in a row, I've only run it once before--way back in 2009 when it was still held in August. I got my bib somewhat late in the game so this race hasn't been a big focus for me. That said, the weather is looking great and I'm hoping to enjoy myself out there. Mercifully, even though it starts at 7:30 a.m., the starting line is a short jog from my apartment so I can enjoy a little extra sleep.
Regardless of how it goes this weekend, I'm excited for spring, Boston, and a lot of other fun non-running things in the future. We'll see if this excitement translates into more blog posting...