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
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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 :-).