She’s going the distance… she’s going for speed

Well, I better not get ahead of myself here. I am going the distance – 26.2 miles to be exact. That’s right, I’m in training for the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN this October 4th. As for speed, I’m aiming to finish with 9 minute miles…or just under 4 hours. But before I get there I have to make it through the rest of my training. My schedule includes over 550 miles in 18 weeks. I’m headed into week 7 and have worked my way through 250 miles already!

In addition to running, I have decided to participate as a Charity Runner for the American Cancer Society. ACS is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.

The Charity Runner program gives me the opportunity to participate in the marathon while dedicating my experience to the fight against cancer. My goal is to raise over $1,000 for the American Cancer Society before race day. If you’d like to support me and help in the fight against cancer or offer good wishes and see my progress please visit my web page.

I’ll let you know how it all turns out. Until then…happy running!

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