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Two months two months two months!!!

The New York City Marathon is two months from today! Here are the long runs I have left:

  • 15 miles
  • 17 miles
  • 12 miles
  • 18-20 miles
  • 14 miles
  • 20 miles
  • 12 miles
  • 6-8 miles

I want to get two 20 milers in, so I hope the first one works out. I have no more major trips planned, which means my long runs will be either on my favorite local trail or around my neighborhood. I should run around my neighborhood to get used to waning energy and hills, but flat trails are so nice!

I promised myself to keep one or two of my weekday runs outside. This should be easier since the weather is getting cooler and Scout can tag along with me. I’m also going to incorporate hill repeats in one of my runs each week. I accidentally found a killer 4.5 loop around my neighborhood last week that has a steep, long hill. This hill will be perfect for hill repeats since a lot of the hills in the NYC are around a mile long.

So that’s my plan for the next two months of training. I hope it all works out. I know some runs will be cut short and schedules change, but I’ll do my best to stick it through until November 7.

Fundraising
Money! Don’t forget to think about donating to Virginia Tech’s Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention (CPSVP). I started this site a while ago and I’ve already raised more money than I could have hoped for. But more would be nice! The CPSVP’s programs work to end violence and change the world, not just southwest Virginia. The education of a handful of people will lead to change everywhere.

The Virginia Tech Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention is a student-centered cross-disciplinary undertaking that builds on the academic, cultural, and security initiatives that evolved within the Virginia Tech community after the tragedy of April 16, 2007. Since its inception on July 1, 2008, the Center has adopted three thematic areas:

  • The prevention of violence
  • Peace studies
  • Creation of opportunities for the development of new leaders for this Century

The CPSVP will advance the scholarship and practice of violence prevention and peace by:

  • Providing opportunities for student engagement in prevention of violence and peace building
  • Fostering integration of disciplines in the creation of new knowledge and skills
  • Ensuring development of engaged leadership for working with youth at risk

Football
The Hokies lost 33-30 against the Smurfs Boise State last night in the 2010 season opener. Instead of focusing on the negative, lets focus on the positive and channel all positive thoughts to make 2010 THE season for the Hokies!

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workout: track run…actually on the track!

It’s beauuutiful outside today! It’s in the high 80s, but there’s no humidity. This means I can take my run off the treadmill this evening and actually run outside on the track. I’m very excited.

Here’s what it’s going to look like:

  • 10-20 minute warm up
  • 12 x 400 (90 second RI)
  • 10 minute cool down

To makes things clear, 400 meters is once around the track and “RI” stands for “rest interval” where I can either walk or jog slowly. I like to jog slowly. If I start to walk, I don’t want to run again.

I don’t have any time goals for the 400 meters because I don’t know what my ability is there, yet. I just figured out how to do lap times on my Garmin (after 8 months together…pathetic) so after tonight I’ll see how my speed and consistency is across twelve 400 meter repeats.

Good News
With the start of college football right around the corner, Virginia Tech was chosen to win the ACC title this year! Matt is very excited about this. As excited I am about eating cake, he is about college football.

For all you college football fans, here’s the ACC predictions:

Virginia Tech was chosen on 50 ballots to win its fourth ACC football title in just its seventh year in the league. Florida State finished second with 26 votes, followed by Miami (10), Georgia Tech (8), Boston College (2) and North Carolina (2). The Hokies were tabbed to win the ACC’s Coastal Division with 532 points and 62 first-place votes outdistancing Miami (444 points, 20 first-place votes), Georgia Tech (408), North Carolina (379), Duke (169) and Virginia (126). Florida State compiled 565 points and 78 first-place votes to claim the Atlantic Division title over Clemson (479), Boston College (389), NC State (283), Wake Forest (203) and Maryland (139).

Our first game is September 6 against Boise State.

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