|Some of the St. Mark Virtual Training Partners before the Go!StLouis 2012|
I know I am crazy. I just registered minutes ago for the Go!StLouis half marathon. Fees go up tomorrow January 1 for all races - Mature Mile, 5K (3.1 miles), half (13.1 miles) and full marathon (26.2 miles).
The Mature Mile and 5K races are on SATURDAY, April 6 and the longer races on Sunday, April 7. More details:
Racing isn't about beating other people; it is about bettering yourself. "Bettering," in this case, means stimulating your physical body so you are equipped to do whatever work God has for you. "Use it, or lose it".
With age we all slow down. But how much and how quickly we slow down highly correlates to our daily/weekly consistency of exercise. Walking with NO running is just fine even in a race.
DECIDE....WILL YOU BE A DOER and do it or a fence sitter and just think about it?
Fourteen weeks until Race Weekend. 5K and Mature Mile races need to commit to walking three times a week beginning within a couple of weeks. Half marathoners need to begin the training this week. (Remember, begin gradually. First week - 30 minutes each for 3 to 4 days of walking or running).
Watch for more emails about training schedules and if you want to be a Virtual Training Partner (train on your own time as you 'partner' in spirit with others).
|Nina, Dick, Brian, Victoria, Bertha and Liz after race 2012|
|Last year, these folks were ready to go, but the race was called off because of lightening. Not pictured are Shirley and Ron Goff. They actually walked the course in spite of the weather.|