December 31, 2009

The Art of Rest, part 2

I started running regularly just over a year ago. I logged 1,200 miles in 2009, ran 16 races, including the NYC Marathon, met a bunch of new friends, and learned a ton about myself. It's been a great year. Running was the perfect gift for the man who didn't know he had it all.

This year: I plan to get faster, build some weekly miles, get up early enough to run every day, or nearly. I'm registered for the Berlin Marathon, and there will be a bunch of races in between. I hope to break 5:00 in the mile, and 3:00 in the marathon.

I hope to find just the right training cocktail. Manhattans fueled me most of this year (along with barolos and burgundies). Perhaps Old Fashioneds, or pisco sours? I've heard a Rob Roy can improve leg turnover.

To all runners everywhere, I wish you a fantastic 2010. See you on the roads.