This time last year I was busy remodeling a bathroom and managed a paltry 30 miles for the month of December. I’m sure the break was beneficial but I felt like I was playing catchup for the first couple of months of 2008. Anyway, this time around I’m planning a solid December which should allow me a swift start to the new year. I can’t wait!
I’m sure some of my renewed motivation stems from the great “Run to Win with Tom Ryan” CD I received in the mail the other day. The CD features a coaching session hosted by Blaine Moore (of Run To Win fame) and Tom Ryan, one of the top senior cross country runners in the country. Tom is now in his 50s, but his 5k times are only a minute slower than when he was in his 20s! Pretty impressive eh? I’m definitely not in the same league as Tom, but hope to learn something and stay competitive as I get older.
Tonight I ran a moderate 6.2 miles at 7:30 pace and it felt great. Nice start to a new month….