Tuesday, September 06, 2005

10 Weeks and Counting - Stride Against Stroke Running Update

Sunday marked 10 weeks to go until the Harrisburg Marathon and the end of a busy and important week for the Stride Against Stroke campaign.

There are times you run because you really want to run...that day, that time, that moment, because if you don't run you feel like you will explode. Then there are times you run because of all that you have invested; the hours putting one foot in front of the other and because you know that if you don't you'll be unprepared for the runs you have left in front of you.

This weekend I was definately in the second group. Beautiful weather, an easily acheivable distance, and a long holiday weekend had me in the "I could really just take the weekend off camp." But I ran and ran well -- 12 miles on Saturday traversing 3 laps through Frick park - down one side of the ravine and up the other, 4 more on Sunday in a single lap.

Last week was an important week for this Stride Against Stroke Campaign. This weeks update:
  • This week's total mileage was 29 miles, including a 12 mile long-run. This is 6.5% fewer miles than the previous week. Since training began in April, I have completed nearly 384 miles on the road in 85 workouts, an average of more than 4.5 miles per workout.
  • Planned mileage for this week is 34, including an 18 mile long run.
  • Our first donations for the Stride Against Stroke Campaign were received last week.
  • We finalized a corporate matching agreement with Ariba, who will match 50% of the gifts of all Ariba employees up to $1,000.
  • We receives our Business Reply Envelopes and t-shirts from Gaylord hospital.
  • At the same time, we relaxed a bit in our pursuit of donations because of the efforts around Hurricane Katrina.

Thank you to everyone who has provided donations and encouragement!

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