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I’ve been looking forward to updating the Niagara Runner blog for some time now. I like doing the blog but will admit I’ve put little time to it since the urgency of getting a good mark for a digital media class has gone away. It was at some point today while enjoy a long run in the sun on the Niagara Parkway that I decided its time to get this thing back online.
Niagara Runner started as a class project a couple of years ago. I’ve done my best to keep the Niagara race calendar up to date because we’ve got a lot of great races here and I know a lot of people are interested in them. I’ll be getting the Niagara race calendar up-to-date with 2016 races shortly – I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to run next year and am sure others are doing the same.
2016 is going to be special. I celebrated my fifth season as a runner of road races with some great performances and new personal bests in 2015. I’ve made great friends through running and learned a lot about myself and what I can do. Running has taught me a lot and I’ve had some great experiences. I still have a lot learn and I still have goals that I’m ready to chase down the road for.
I think I’ve found a good balance between training, racing and rest. I paying more attention to nutrition and plan to make better choices in 2016. I’ll also try to push some weights around a little more to make my body stronger. I’m looking forward to running some faster times next year and think I have a good plan to get to the next level. I’m changing the stimulus a bit, so to speak, but keeping the roots of what’s worked well. Does that make sense? We’ll see if it works out for me.
It’s funny because I find myself in a place similar to when I started Niagara Runner: preparing to chase a QT for Boston. I’m looking at 2017 so am planning to do a spring marathon. That means training through another Niagara winter. Lucky for me They are saying its going to be a mild one. We will see.
Ok, enough rambling for tonight. Marathon training hasn’t officially started yet but I love the long run and I had a good one today. So, it’s time for rest. Happy to say Niagara Runner is back. Mark this down as Post 01 for the journey to get back to Boston.
Talk to you later,
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