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Starting Training

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Well, I think I can say that training has formally started. I ran six miles this morning and will run four miles tomorrow. On Saturday I join a bunch of folk from Liver and other charities for the first team long run out of Fitcorp @One Beacon Street (10 miles: One Beacon to Cleveland Circle and Back). Yeah, 20 miles in three days after what's basically been two weeks off isn't the smartest approach. But I've established a pretty good 20+ mile a week base in October and November, and I'm making them very easy miles.

Now I just have to kick the fundraising into gear!

Once more, with Feeling

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So I'm doing it again.

I'm officially part of the American Liver Foundation Run for Research team for the 2011 Boston Marathon. My donation page is all set up and operational, so please donate now! Over to the far right is a snapshot of my training status from my running log at RunningAhead. November's going to be a bit slim as far as mileage goes, but watch for it to pick up in December as training formally begins.

This time I know I can reach my time goal of under 4:30. Now that I know what an IT band is, I'm pretty sure I can avoid any further issues on that front. And running has definitely become a way of life for me. Just last month I ran in the Harwich Cranberry half marathon and had my best time ever: 2:00:35.

Stay tuned...

It's Really Happening Now

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On Wednesday we had the newbie meeting for the 2009 Run for Research team. A few dozen of us got together for the first time to hear about running a marathon and liver disease. Amazingly I learned how much the two were objectively related.The liver is one of the body's primary storage containers for glycogen, and, through glycongenesis, it turns glycogen into glycose so it can be used by things like muscles when they're doing things like running a marathon. It would be impossible to run a marathon, or take part in any kind of endurance sport, if your liver wasn't in good working condition. Good thing mine is, eh?

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