Re: Welcome to the group

Hi Cindy,

See my answers below.


What race are you training for (name, date, distance)? Tentatively Gainesville FL Marathon on Feb 17th, otherwise Austin

Race goal? (ie just to finish your first, a certain time, a certain experience, etc.) Just to finish

What do you want to learn/take away from this group? Being with a group helps me train, nothing more, nothing less. Meet new people and share a common experience. I don’t have anything I want to learn. I’ve gotten slower and slower over the years so adapting to that had been a hard lesson.

How will YOU stay motivated, driven, focused? How can I help facilitate that? I tend to be externally driven, so once I get involved I stay involved – that is, unless my feet fall off or I get seriously injured.

What potential challenges do you face? (ie travel for work/holidays, family obligations, difficulty with early Saturdays, etc) Getting started has been my issue, because of vacation and a last minute business trip. I’m an early riser, so getting to class shouldn’t be a big problem.

Running history: Personal bests/date? This’ll be my 10th marathon. I’ve trained with Team Rogue for a year – intense! Qualified for Boston twice (Austin and CIM) and ran Boston in 2011.

Races in the past year? None.

Most recent training: how many miles per week, how many days per week run? I run 6 days a week. Over the summer I kept it easy with 25 miles a week. I’ve not trained in over a year.

Do you do any type of strength training or other activities? Nope, it’s something I have to work at (not something I enjoy) and only if I’m really focused do I do any strength training

Any recent or chronic injuries? Well my left foot has been irksome sometimes, but nothing else pains me. I have had some medical problems over the past year which was part of the reason I didn’t train.

What other activities (physical sports) do you participate in & plan to continue during the marathon training program. No other sports, that’s why I’m doing this – – to get some exercise.

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