Congress Avenue Mile

20130309_1WJ2155640x427(Photo by Wayne L. Johnson – waynepacer.smugmug.com)

As I turn 50 years old in less than one month on April 10th, it is time to announce my first race for 2013 – The Congress Avenue Mile in Austin, Texas on May 18th. It was the second race in my 20/20/20<5@45 event back in 2008. I won the Masters Heat (over 40) in 4:50 at 45 years old. I have begun training now to try to beat my time of five years ago. Racing the mile faster five years later at 50 would be a great way to kick off the racing season. In 2013, I will be returning to some of my favorite races around the country. We travel to Texas first.

Our training concentrates on first establishing a running and strength base. In the photo above, we destroyed one of my 6 pound medicine balls on aggressive throw downs in the strength portion of the workout. As in the past, I put in 30 miles a week with each day being a different distance and theme to race one mile well in May.

With St. Patrick’s Day upon us today, I will be toasting the holiday with my green drink specially prepared by beautiful Sekyen. The concoction is made of kale, carrot, celery, spinach, and apples – and it is pure energy! Happy St. Patty’s Day to you all…

Posted in - My Daily Journal, Author - David O'Meara, Topic - Training.

2 Comments

  1. Hi David and Sekyen just read your blog for your first mile this year in texas
    it would be awesome to break your 45 year old record as u turn 50 texas is usually hot but very flat i will be rooting for u also i will have to try the drink for st pattyies day to but i have to make it myself thats ok though i always need energy and yes sekyen is beautiful girl well my friends glad to see u posting for your first race should be awesome take care my friends talk to u soon

  2. Hi David and Sekyen just read your blog for your first mile this year in texas
    it would be awesome to break your 45 year old record as u turn 50 texas is usually hot but very flat i will be rooting for u also i will have to try the drink for st pattyies day to but i have to make it myself thats ok though i always need energy and yes sekyen is beautiful girl well my friends glad to see u posting for your first race should be awesome take care my friends talk to u soon

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