Week 3 of my 14th, and final year, that I will be running marathons around the world for kidney cancer research was a very busy week of training, writing my February monthly email Newsletter, preparing a motivational speech that I will be giving in February, answering questions from my Twitter and Facebook accounts, planning my trip [Airfare, Hotel, etc.] to Copenhagen, and finishing my weekly Blog.
I want to thank everyone for getting the word out about my worldwide marathons for kidney cancer research. Because of your support I now have 2,109 followers on Twitter and my social media website [designed by Blurose media] has had 5,008 visits from over 100 countries since January of 2011.
Week 3 Training Program Results: [1/16/012 to 1/22/012]
My 3rd week of training was difficult for me because I had to change my running stride that I have been using for a number of years because of my injured knee. During my recent long runs I had a definite limp in my running form due to the pain in my knee and it was effecting my ability to maintain my planned pace throughout my long run. I found that by reducing my running stride to a shorter, faster turnover the change in the stride helped to reduce the pain in my knee and allowed me to meet my long run pace goal. I tried my new running stride on my 10 mile long run [in the rain] and it was a definite improvement both in the pain level and my ability to maintain my pace goal.
My training program, and miles run each day, for the week was as follows:
M: X Train
T: Speed 2
W: Interval 4
TH: Hills 5
F: Easy: 4
S: Long run 10
Total miles run over the Last 14 Years: [23,565]
For the week I ran a total of 25 miles which gives me a total of 23,565 miles run [races + training] over the last 14 years. I now only need to run 1,336.55 over the next 343 days to meet my goal of running more miles than the circumference of the earth [24,901.55 .00].
Total money raised for kidney cancer research:
Over the last 14 years I have raised $83,805.00 for kidney cancer research in memory of my brother John. I only need to raise $16,195.00 by December 31, 2012 to meet my commitment to raise $100,000.00 for kidney cancer research. If you would like to join the 1,085 people who have donated to such a worthy cause over the last 14 years please click here.
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Have a great day,