Friday, November 11, 2011

Running short

With the DNS at Monkey it leaves me with an opportunity to race shorter.

It has been a long time since I have seriously raced anything shorter than a marathon.  I have not even attempted to race shorter than a marathon since a half marathon in April 2010. 

Last serious 5k was September 2005.  I guess I like my pain to last a long time.

I am looking forward to the Noodlini 5k in DePere, WI - November 27th and the Frostbite 10 Mile in Steven's Point, WI December 3rd.  I plan on running these races as hard as I can with minimal taper.  I know I cannot scare my 5k PR (17:51) until 2012, but I am hopeful to take down the 10 Mile PR (1:01:57).

Training remains the same:  Consistent running, good workouts, tweaky hamstring, continued small improvements.  The training goodness makes me smile a lot!

Good running to all!


  1. That's interesting. You feel you have no chance at breaking 5:44 per mile for 5K, but 6:11 per mile for 10 miles seems possible.. for me it would be the other way around. I guess that's what training high-mileage gets you.

  2. Pretty much - Right on Steve

    In 2009 - All races run "all Out" effort

    Early March - 5 Mile 31:07 (6:14)
    Mid-April 1/2 M 1:24:02 (6:25)
    Mid May Marathon 2:48:10 (6:25)

    I have never trained low end speed

    Michael Henze

  3. My 5K PR is 15:28; my 100 mile PR is 29 hours something. Not too hard to guess which would be easier to break... "One of these things is not like the other..."

  4. Hey Mike, how is the running? Missed you at Monkey.

    John R