Update on Resolutions for 2013

You may recall that earlier the month I posted a series of resolutions for 2013. Since we are nearly one month into 2013 I thought I would post an update on how I have been doing so far. 

  • Do regular yoga stretches and core workout, 4-5 times per week – so far I have been able to keep up with this and make it a regular part of my training.
  • Weekly speed intervals at the dome – I have managed to make it to the dome the past three weeks. It is a regular part of my training again.
  • Weekly hill training – this is still a work in progress. I do make an effort to include routes with hills but have yet managed to fit in hill repeats.
  • Have at least one vegetarian day per week – success so far. It actually been not been difficult to make this transition.
  • When the snow is gone, weekend runs with one of the girls in the Chariot – I won’t be able to work on this one for at least a couple more months.
  • Run goal marathon pace at Around the Bay in March, 4:30/km. Finish under 2:15 before cutoff for silver medals – I will report back in March.
  • Run 4:15/km pace at Run for Reach half-marathon in April. Aim for a repeat of last year’s finishing time of 1:29 – I will report back in April.
  • Have 2-3 weeks of 100 km at peak training – not there yet. This will come in April.
  • Lunch time runs at work to pick up extra mileage during peak training – not yet ready for this. I will be starting soon.
  • Run 400 km in April – I will report back in April.
  • Match or surpass the $600 I raised for the Ottawa Hospital last year as part of Ottawa Race Weekend – I just registered for the marathon and to raise funds. I will be starting my marathon training and fund raising campaign shortly.
  • Get my Boston qualifying time (3:10) at the Ottawa Marathon in May – I will report back in May.
  • Help my wife plan meals so we have healthy food in the house – we have managed to get more organized and cut down on eating out.
  • Avoid soccer injuries! – so far so good!

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