Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Running updates & the Newspaper

Did the 23 mile run with the NAMTP guys on Saturday. That was a lot of fun. It was great to see everyone again. Though, it might have been a little soon to do that much that quickly. My IT Band has been acting up lately, causing some knee pain. More work on the foam roller though and I should be just fine.
Since I made a promise to myself to listen to my body instead of just push through it, I've lightened up on my running. I've been running Tuesdays and Thursdays (about 6 miles each time) and then Saturday around 8-10 miles. Not until my legs start feeling better will I kick it up again. I also didn't run the Helen Klein 50 mile on the 4th. I was not very happy that entire weekend, knowing that I didn't run that race. Oh well, this is only my first year of running in races, so I lessons learned.
Last night, I did manage to make it 3 times around the lake (9 miles). I took it nice and slow and felt pretty good afterwards.

Something exciting, I made my hometown newspaper!

While there are a couple of mistakes (I'm planning on running a 100 miler in 2007 and I live in Oakland), I think it was well written. It's been almost 10 years since my name has been in that paper. So those of you that clicked on the link from the article, Hello! Welcome to my blog and leave me a comment.

Happy (soggy) trails!


Blogger MissAllycat said...

Hey Brad - Nice article! It's nice to have the hometown update. I think it's especially cool because I also recently became a runner. Although I'm not quite as crazy as you (yet) as my farthest distance is a just half marathon. My goal is to run Grandma's marathon in Duluth this June. Got any good tips?? :)

--allison mayer

4:30 PM  
Blogger Brad said...

Hi Allison! Look at Jeff Galloway's training program. Some people don't like walk breaks, but I think they are very helpful, especially for a 1st timer!

8:33 AM  
Blogger CDN said...

Hello Brad - I read your article in the MC Press and was quite impressed with your dedication to running. I started running in 2000 but have not yet garnered the courage to run a marathon.....yet. The majority of my races are 5K's. My PR was set this July @ 22:06 The longest race I have ran in was the Bix 7 in Davenport. We have a nice 5K in Osage on July 4th if you are ever back here then. Keep on running! Cal N.

9:16 AM  
Blogger Brad said...

Hi Cal...(Calvin?)
I've asked if Osage would ever put in a 10k or longer event. I'll be back for my 10year reunion this summer. If I'm not completely worn, I'll give it a shot. I'm not that fast though!
I think the Bix 7 is a pretty big race. What's amazing is I thought a 5k was a long distance not too long ago.

12:21 PM  

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