I often like to compare current workouts with workouts from prior years to help me evaluate my fitness. I still use the same workout log sheets I used in high school to enter my workouts. These workout logs have been a great asset to me and Coach Larsen (who keeps his own notes on my workouts). Recently they also came in handy as I was writing my book “Run To Overcome,” (www.RunToOvercom.com ( to be released on Nov. 1).
For today’s post, I wanted to share my race splits for the Rock N Roll San Jose Half Marathon, and compare them to my splits from last year.
It has been a tough road back for me since my 5th place finish at the Boston Marathon. Going into the race I didn’t have a perfect training buildup or a tune up race. As you may recall, I didn’t have any races between last year’s New York City Marathon and the Boston Marathon this spring. I recovered quickly and well after the New York City Marathon victory. I was getting in shape very quickly for the Boston Marathon. I had a few setbacks during the Boston Marathon build up, and at a critical time. It was right in the middle part of my build-up. Some people thought I was too busy making appearances to train for Boston, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. I was committed to end the streak of non-American winners at the Boston Marathon, and was glad that Ryan Hall and I were both given the opportunity by John Hancock.