By any measures, 2008 was a very good year for daily running tips dot Com and myself. I accomplished many of the goals I set for myself and saw some amazing growth from the blog and most important I was able to run my first sub three hours marathon.
At the start of the year the blog was hosted on wordpress dot com, it is now self hosted with it’s own domain.
Start training many months in advance
My running goal at the start of 2008 was to run a sub three hours marathon at the 2008 Nairobi Marathon, which is run in October. Am happy to say I achieved this goal by clocking a New P.B of 2 hours 54 minutes.
Speed works and hill runs
I started marathon training in February. For five months I did a 25K run once a week on Sunday mornings. In July I started serious preparations for the marathon that consisted of speed work and and hill running.
Years Of Training Equals Marathon Experience
After three years of marathon running I arrived at the start of 2008 Standard Chartered Nairobi marathon feeling strong and confident. I was able to maintain a constant pace of 4 minutes per kilometre from the start to the finish. I did not suffer any leg cramps in the final stages thanks my continued training. After I crossed the finish line I was surprised to find myself walking comfortably that is when I realised I could have run a faster time if only I had pushed harder.
The question is will I continue improving in 2009 or have I peaked?
Thank You for an Awesome 2008
I want to thank everyone who help make this blog what it is. Without you, daily running tips dot Com would just be like any other of the 120+ million blogs in the sphere. Thanks to you, this blog has become something special.
Happy New Year and let’s make 2009 the best ever!