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Shamrock Shuffle 10K Review

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Shamrock Shuffle 10K, more like Shamrock Shiver 10K.  It was a chilly one. With a real feel of -5 degrees one couldn't possibly think this was a good idea.  I brushed off the negativity in my head, and geared up for the start.  This was a typical Madison event, going by my favorite hills on Observatory Drive.  I like these hills because of how challenging they are.  When you finish one you go right into another, 3 in total.  It is super challenging, and you feel some form of pride when you are done.

The way out wasn't bad, we were going with the wind.  I did a 6:50 for the first 2 miles, I was surprised as I didn't think I was going that quickly but I continued on.  On the turn back I hit the 5k mark at 21m 40s, and then the wind hit.  It was cold, it was strong, but we continued on.  I actually caught myself drafting people, it actually helped a bit.  Once we left the shoreline it wasn't as bad, and back to the hills.  On the way back it was less exciting.  We hit th…

March Already? Recovering from Injury

So its March already.  I don't think I wrote in this thing since January. I get I was just so busy with Feb, it just slipped by.  I just setup my plan to run the Grand Rapids River Bank Run (25k) in May. I can finally start training after I had some weird foot/heel issue that I was dealing with. I have 10 weeks to get up to a 15.5 mile distance. I think I can do it since I've been running this whole winter (except for the past week or so).  My schedule is going to consist of:

* Monday - Weights + Yoga
* Tuesday - "Fun" Run at EH
* Wednesday - Track day (sprints | tempo alternating)
* Thursday - Weights & Light Run
* Friday - Rest
* Saturday - Long run
* Sunday - Cross train (bike, racquetball, etc...) or Light run

I based the schedule on a 12 week 1/2 marathon training on http://www.halhigdon.com. It should be rough since I'm starting a bit later than I planned, but alas. Better late than never :-).