Monday, July 1, 2013

2013: Now what?

This is my first runningschultz post of 2013.  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with my running blog.  I wanted to keep it up following the 12in12in12 last year, for a couple reasons, but after Craig and my events of 2012, I thought it would be, well, lame.  Ooooh, I ran a ten mile run.  Ooooh, I did a 5k.  Like, what's the point, right?  Additionally, when I ask questions like the previous sentence, who am I really talking to, since I am the only one who reads the blog.  I guess I am talking to myself.  It is like a weird and sad circle.  I think it. I type it. Then I read it later, to myself, who already thought it and typed it.  Freaky.  Oh yeah, and sad.

That being said, I'm going to do it anyway.  Today is July 1st.  I am halfway through the year and I have run some great races already this year.  My first race of the year was the Ocean Drive marathon, which was one of the marathons we did in 2012. I felt like I needed to run a marathon in a more respectable time after the 12in12in12.  We ran those marathons so easy that I wanted to push myself a little more and I did, finishing in 3:44.  It is a far cry from my marathon best of 3:22, but it was good to break 4 hours.  That was the end of March.

In April I didn't run any races, but I trained for the Broad Street Run 10-miler which I do every year.  I was running a lot in April.  I ran in the morning on the treadmill doing speedwork, then ran again during the week after school with a group of teachers.  So I would run approximately 3-4 miles in the morning hard, and then run a moderately paced 5-7 miles in the afternoon.  All the training worked well, because I ran my best Broad Street finishing the 10 miles in 1:06:16.

That was the first weekend of May, the following weekend, Craig was running the Delaware marathon again, with his cousin's husband, Tony.  Tony is a soldier, and a great, great guy.  It was his first marathon and he did an amazing job.  Craig wanted to break 4 hours, and we did, finishing around 3:58.  Here we are at the finish line with Tony.  He's the one in the middle, not the one on the phone.

That's enough for now.  In June, I ran my first 50-mile race which was awesome.  The North Face Endurance Challenge outside of DC.  I'll recap next chance I get for all my followers, um, me (and my wife if she is really bored).


  1. Don't forget about your fan in Pittsburgh! ;)

  2. You have a fan in Philly too! I run vicariously through you :)