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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Training status + monumental announcements

First, the relatively commonplace items...last week was the first week of full-on training with my coach, training for the Chicago Marathon (where my goal is to finish in sub-3:30 time), the UltraMidwest 6-hour cycling race (where my goal is to improve my performance from last year by at least 10%), and a solo cycling event to be described later in this post.

1st week of training:
  • Monday
    • Hill repeats (1.5mi w/u, 8x200m @ 18% @ 5k pace w/ 2:00 jogging rest intervals, 1.5mi c/d)
  • Tuesday
    • Crosstraining (weights @ the gym)
  • Wednesday
    • Rest
  • Thursday
    • Tempo intervals (goal was 1.5mi w/u, 2x2mi @ 7:17-7:26/mile w/ 3:00 jogging rest interval, 1.5mi c/d; ended up doing the intervals at 7:11 and 7:45 pace)
  • Friday
    • ~80:00 tempo cycling (23.88mi @ 17.4MPH)
  • Saturday
    • 6mi run @ 8:38-9:00 (did it as 1/2mi @ 9:09, 5mi @ 8:32, ~3/4mi @ 8:56)
  • Sunday
    • 10mi easy run/walk (alternating 1mi run/1:00 walk; including walk breaks, averaged 8:59 pace)
The first week went very well. Now, onto the big news:
  1. As of July 2nd, I have a new job! I'll be the Security Standards and Compliance Officer at UIUC. I'll be responsible for researching and writing IT security standards for the University, getting buy-in from campus units on the standards, and ensuring compliance to the security standards. Due to some nasty budgetary issues, this position has been in negotiations for several months, but things are now worked out, and I'm really looking forward to starting!
  2. On July 7th (yup, 7/7/07), I'll be attempting to set the PBAA record for a perimeter ride around Champaign County, Illinois. I'm waiting on approval on my planned route, but am currently expecting that it'll be roughly this. My current goal is to finish in sub-10:00 time, including any breaks, etc.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Clarification re: North Pole Marathon entry

I've realized that my original posting re: my contest entry was a little unclear - if you are wanting to post a supporting statement regarding my entry, please do it at http://www.yourrunning.com/story-inspired_to_head_north (my entry statement), not on my blog...

Thanks much!

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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Yes, I'm crazy

As of today, my entry has been posted to the Yourrunning.com North Pole Marathon contest - if I win, I'll be running in the North Pole Marathon on or about April 15th. The contest closes on January 31st, and they'll be announcing the winner on or about February 15th.

Please feel free to post any supporting messages to my entry if you've got something to share that the contest organizers should hear. Or if you just want to send me to the North Pole....

;)

Update: if you are posting a supporting message, please make sure to post it to http://www.yourrunning.com/story-inspired_to_head_north (my contest entry) - thanks much!

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