Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Yay Spencer! Glad to hear you are back at it. I am crawling back myself, but in a bit of a quandary.  June was a bust, an July I was hurt so could only cross train until Mid July.  This wouldn't be a big deal, except I'm signed up for the Chicago Marathon on October 9.  The puzzle I have been facing is, "is it possible to go from zero base to Marathon in 10 weeks." Well, I'm pretty surprised that the jury is still out.  I've been ramping up the long run - two 13s a 16 and a 12.  I'm beginning to get some pace back, but even a 9 minute pace feels ambitious these days.  If I can manage an 18 and a 20 miler in the next few weeks, a WTF marathon seems plausible.   We'll see.


  1. I bet your base is ace. All those years of running and cross. And I love the idea of a WTF marathon. Especially at Chi. You'll be slapping kids' hands and grabbing coffee and donuts from Mrs EssDubyaDubya early on. Just take is easy in your training paces and continue to run long and prosper!!

  2. Still not sure. Form is improving, but I haven't topped 16 for the long run yet. . . Had a fun 14 miler this morning with friends and doughnuts. . .