Saturday, August 05, 2006


As PTF has become more and more focused on regional and national politics, I dropped an earlier weekly feature here - POUNDING MY FLESH, focusing on my drive to complete both a half AND full marathon in January 2007.

With a few minor setbacks here and there, I continue to train, and am on track to run the 39.3 miles in Orlando at the Disney Marathon on the weekend of January 6-7, 2007.

To be clear, this is something that I've never done before, and so I don't know what the final outcome will be, but I continue to train and I'm focused on reaching the goal, as Goofy as it might be!

As of today, I've completed 172.7 training miles, with an average of 11.21 minutes/mile. That pace is fine, as long as I finish the race, but it means that for the marathon, I'll be running for almost five hours. That, after having run a half-marathon the day before.

Obviously, I'd like to shave a few minutes off my pace between now and January.

The goal, though, is to finish, and so as long as I cross both finish lines, I'll be thrilled. I'll continue to post updates from time to time on my continued progress.

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Posted by FleshPresser at 9:03 PM /


  • Anonymous K posted at 6:28 PM  
    J'ai couru ce marathon en 2003.

  • Blogger FleshPresser posted at 7:17 PM  
    J'ai un plan pour finir le demi et plein marathon ce week-end - je porterai des bananes sur mes pieds, porterai quatorze oeufs dans des mes poches, et penserai des pensées françaises idiotes le temps entier.

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