Friday, September 21, 2012


So it's been six months. I make no pretense of still being a blogger.

But... I did just sign up for the Connemarathon. Mostly because of the name. I'm doing Hal Higdon's Super Novice Training Plan, which literally starts with 1.5 mile runs and a 3 mile long run. Considering I have been barely running the last six months, this is perfect for me. My friend is signed up with me and it will be her first and she is at the same place with running as I am. Being the (ahem) experienced marathoner I am, I feel like I need to be the rock in this training plan and make sure not to slack on runs, since I really do think for a first marathon you need to stick to a training plan.

But somehow we already managed to miss our second run.

That's okay! We'll get on track!

So on April 7th, we will be running here:


Jon (was) in Michigan said...

I didn't know he had a "super" novice plan. :)

I've always used the novice plan. I have to wonder how many marathons you have to run (or how often) before you can feel justified using the advanced plans.

Black Knight said...

I am sure that you have the experience to follow your own plan to run a good marathon. The Novice Training Plan is only the start for you.
Great place to race. If I can run again, on april 7th I will run with you at the same time but here, in Italy, for some km (only 1 hour of time zone difference).

Brent Buckner said...

Back on the mileage train!

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

So in Connemara, do they eat their spaghetti smothered in connemarinara sauce? When they wed, do they write their own Connemarriage vows? If you get dehydrated during your race ans start to hallucinate, do you think you'll start seeing Connemirages? Try not to get waylaid by Connemarauders (because even though "waylaid" contains the word "laid" an therefore sounds like a good thing, trust me, it's not ... and, on second thought, try not to get laid by Connemarauders, too, because I suspect that would kinda suck as well). And if you get arrested, make sure they read you your Connemiranda rights.

I see you have Connemoderation enabled, so it'll be interesting to see if this Connemaroment gets posted, eventually.

Danielle in Iowa in Ireland said...

I only have moderation for comments on old posts, which of course means all my posts. But how could I let all your Connemara puns go to waste?