Sunday, December 4, 2011

So What If It Hurts?

"There are cases in which it is necessary to inflict pain now to avoid greater pain later on, or to gain future pleasure that is worth the current pain." -SUSAN HUBBARD

So What If It Hurts?

That is exactly how I feel. I sat on those sidelines long enough. I came back with a vengeance and left no stone unturned. I started of on labor day running a 22:47 which is much better than I thought I would do from 15 months of couch sitting. I then gave myself 2 weeks of leeway and then 1o hard weeks on the TW2G plan. So what if it hurts!

So What Is TW2G?

Ten Weeks to Greatness is a plan devised by myself and Jeremy West. This plan also used the teaching of Kevin Collins of the 1st Marathon program in Syracuse which I am a graduate of. This is a plan anyone can try that already has 15-30 minutes of consistent running under their belt. Everyone that has tried the plan has set personal records the week after the program. So how did I do? I customize the plan for the runner and their goals.

So How Did I do?

I started at the classic running a 22:47 which was good for how broken I was then. I really thought if anything I would only be able to improve 1 minute due to the permanent injuries I have sustained. Halfway through the program I was running a 5:50 mile and I was very excited. I set my goal of taking a minute off my time and running 21:47 yesterday. I ended up doing the following:

1 Mile Time: 5:38.37

1.51 Time: 10:02

5k Time: 20:14

Sad thing is I ran with a severe dislocation in my left rib and what feels like a small fracture again for the 4th time over the area of my seat belt. I am proud of how far I came in just 10 weeks and all I have to say is:


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