Need To's:

Here’s a list of things I need to do in the immediate future:

I need to …
-Work on my swim technique! [You’ll have to watch the video with your head tilted sideways…]

Take more photos! videos! use my camera more!
Strength train on a regular basis. This Kettlebell for 20min a day, twice every other week bologna isn’t the most useful. Maybe if I did Kettlebell three times a week like I’m supposed to, …
Do pushups and pullups! I used to be able to do 13 pullups when I was training for my first marathon (Napa Valley). It was also my fastest marathon finish. Coincidence? Probably. But maybe not?!
-Swim more. swim swim swim.
Customize my race kit. Should I put my name on it? Sponsor logos? What can I do to it to make me stand out at IMoo?
-Get a good book. Any suggestions?

Adam and I are leaving in the morning to ride to Hurley, Wisconsin. It is exactly 112 miles from Atlantic Mine to the Super8 in Ironwood. We are going with a group of women from the area, one of which is doing IMoo also. We are going to stay with them at the Super8. Can you imagine, Adam and four other women in the same hotel room?! He said he’s going to be awfully quiet this weekend… which means when we get back on Saturday night, he’s going to be picking on me something fierce! It should be a fun time, though. Saturday morning, he and I are signed up to do the Paavo Nurmi marathon as a relay. He’s going to start in what will be his first running race ever- and I will be bringing up the rear. Check the results for Team Red Dragons [any EllisMate fans out there??].

Until next time…


About megankillian

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware. I love biomechanics!

Posted on August 6, 2009, in In Training. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Have fun and good luck! I will be in Wisconsin for the day as well – but in Port Wing.I also need to strength train on a regular basis. Your arms are an inspiration! You've seen how ridiculously lacking in arm muscle I am, so I'm hoping to change that.Do you want a book about running or something else? If you haven't read Marathon Woman by Kathrine Switzer, you MUST!

  2. Oohh.. I will have to get that book. I just read In Defense of Food- it was great! Was not so excited about Dean Karnazes's Ultra Marathon Man, though.

  3. Don't bother reading his new book (Dean Karnazes), it's written much worse, much less exciting and often reads like a commercial for North Face. Have you read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle yet? I think it goes very well with In Defense of Food. It was much less memoir-y and less preachy then I was anticipating. I bought it just so I can push it on people 🙂

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