Thursday, June 11, 2009


Vigor:1 : active bodily or mental strength or force 2 : active healthy well-balanced growth especially of plants 3 : intensity of action or effect : force
I have been feeling vigorous lately! Runs have been strong, and enjoyable, the body is healing and prepared for the next training segment. I must break four hours in the marathon! Why? I don't really know except I believe I can do it and I've set my mind to the vision. A Problem: I am becoming fascinated with trail running, but I have to conquer this goal first.

Today it is 86 degrees with 56% humidity, much cooler than yesterday. I actually knocked off a 9:17 mile w/o trying in the mid afternoon sun! I'm thinking big!! I can shatter four hours!

Tomorrow I will hit the track with the intent of lowering my mile time. I need to hit 1:45's on each 400 to get to where I need to be, in my mind anyway. It'll be hot, humid, but I thrive in this....I am feeling vigorous! Hope it continues....I am seriously considering the Minneapolis marathon in October!! Thanks Beth! It all depends on my ability to get time off. Peace!!


Beth said...

Hey, that's great that you are thinking about coming here! Us Missouri folk have to stick together. That is so fantastic that you are feeling strong and on your way to beating 4 hours. Keep up the good work!

Coachhrd said...

Hey, keep your dreams in front of you. If it's an important goal of achievement, stay focused!

Jamie said...

You've got a goal and you are going for it! Stay strong! Good luck with the track workout.

Marlene said...

Vigor - I like that!

Good luck with your mile time trial.

Jo Lynn said...

Keep hitting those trails, when you can. There's nothing like it, once you get used to it. ;)

jel said...

hey Mark,

take care

they are heading our way,

DawnB said...

the trails will make you stronger

rob horton said...


i have heard great things about the "twin cities marathon". a few of my friends have their marathon p.r.s on that course.

keep up the good work.


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