It's Friday, May 26 at 6:13 CDT PM.
I have not blogged since last Thursday. Yes, I know, it feels like a crime.
To recap last week, I made it 21.5 miles. And this week has been soft at 8 week to date.
Some may wonder "why the inconsistency, Ryan"? Maybe I am wannabe committed runner.
I've put in 12-hour days at work 3x this week and I think I've weathered the storm. I'm going to knock out what I can tomorrow morning... goal is 7 miles. I've been softening since I am preparing for vaca.
- I registered for the Chicago Marathon on 10/22/06.
- I have purchased and begun reading the book Advanced Marathoning by Pete Pfitzinger.
I'm leaving for a grand vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in 2 days on Sunday. Those who know me will understand I will be doing my fair share of drinking and carousing.
Here is my commitment to myself: When I return from vacation on June 4, the Chicago marathon training regimen will be front and center in my life.
I am to going read the Pfitizinger book (can't spell that damn name) cover-to-cover over the course of my vacation. I'm already two chapters in; let's just say that I am inspired and overwhelmed at the same time.
This is the marathon in which I will give my all. June 5th, 2006 -- there will be 20 weeks.
IMPORTANT... As an aside, if anyone knows how I can create a cool blog template with the chicago skyline , please let me know. I've already downloaded the pic I want. I want to have a cool blog background like so many of you out there - instead of this boring Blogger standard template. HELP :)