April 13, 2011 - Log it!

Yo run gang,

Perhaps the most motivational tool in the, "get your butt out the door arsenal" is keeping a running log with daily, weekly and monthly mileage totals. For those of you who keep a log, you know how motivating the weekly mileage total can be. Also keep track of your streaks and personal records or "P.R.'s", in runner's lingo. Examples of P.R.'s would be: the fastest time you ran around the 2 mile loop from your house or in a 5K race, the most days you ran in a row (a streak), the most miles you ran in a week, month or year or the longest run you ever ran. Imagine that one day as you read over your log you realize that it has been 10 weeks since you ran less than 3 days in a week, or less than 8 miles in a week. Imagine that it is a rainy Sunday and you have only run 2 times this week for a total of 6 miles. It's late, cold and you are considering blowing the day off ... but the log will haunt you, knowing you only need 2 miles to keep your streaks alive! You will run the two miles and record the new P.R., 11 weeks of your streaks! Without the log, would you have ran?


Run it and write it down!


Randy Step, the obsessed runner, with a pile of log books to prove it!


PS: For Women Only 5K, 29th Running!

Sunday, May 15th at 10:30 AM, on the grounds of St. Joesph Health Center in Ypsilanti at 10:30 AM.  This race has a tradition of celebration of women in sport, with a fast two loop course, great for spectators or PR's.  We will be featuring beautiful New Balance Tech Shirts and cool champagne glass age group awards. The race will benefit Susan G. Komen Foundation and Girls on the Run, two charities committed to bettering the lives of women in our community.  You can also enter as team with mother/daughter, sister/sister and grandmother/granddaughter teams.  Walkers are welcome on any team, and you can combine walkers and runners on one team.

More online at http://www.aatrackclub.org/2011-05-15/for-women-only-5k/10/ or email rThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions or would like a paper entry form.

Men! Email Rachel to volunteer!

PS: Live Like Andi 10M, 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk, 4th Annual!

The 4th Annual Live Like Andi Run/Walk is just around the corner.  Come on out and run a 10 miler, 10K or 5K or come on out and walk the 5K.  It's all for a great cause.  All of the proceeds (100%) goes to adenoid cystic carcinoma research, patients and their families.  This worthwhile and fun event is May 14th at Catholic Central HS in Novi.  Go to www.livelikeandi.orgfor more info.

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