When the month started, it was also the beginning of the new year. The goal for January was to run five miles pain free with a half marathon in March or April. As February begins, I was able to run ten miles last weekend keeping my heart rate below 130bpm (or around 130bpm). I've gained significant mobility and strength, but there's a long way to go. I now understand the imbalances I have between my left and right leg, and the role those imbalances have played in my dysfunctional running life over the past several years. The foundations are also in place to address running form to maximize my ability to run long distances as efficiently as possible. Physical therapy was completed, and for the next few months I'll continue focusing primarily on strength and mobility while building my aerobic base. I've focused on nutrition, building muscle while losing fat - however my weight has flat-lined around 165 lbs.
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Run On, Sentences follows the path of the author as he evolves from a lackluster inaugural marathon time to pursue a qualifying time for the Boston Marathon. Along the way, he'll deal with the challenges of a short attention span, growing older and the chaotic calendar of a husband, father, corporate executive, and active member of the community.