So, once upon a time I ran some races. Never all that fast, but I've run 5ks up to a marathon.
Then I had a bunch of kids (#4 on the way) and tore my Achilles and stopped running altogether.
In the last two months, I've managed to get back up to consistently running four days a week, 45 minutes at a time. I'm hoping to run a handful of races next year, leading up to a half-marathon or more.
One thing I really like is a solid training plan that's individualized. I have goal times in mind and specific races in mind and I'm looking for a plan, preferably through a phone app, that handles this well. I've been using Runkeeper but their plans don't seem very amendable (not sure if the upgrade is worth it or not) and I just found My Asics which seems to be in line with what I'm looking for. Any other recommendations out there?
Check out the OP. There's a slew of info linked there.
The best motivation you're going to find is right here - it's a little freaky how motivating being a part of this thread can be. A lot of us are using Strava to log our workouts - it's a cool social kinda site. We have a club over there - https://www.strava.com/clubs/TeamFFA
Speaking of the club - there are a few names I don't recognize in there. Do we have some intruders?
I'm Craig. Still struggling to get over my hamstring issues.