2023 – The Year To Be Fit

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Three years of Covid have me off my marathon training for the same duration.  While the pandemic continues, I will get my fitness back in shape in spite of the pandemic.  Call it a new year resolution, a goal, or whatever. That is what I have decided.

Not happy of being less-than-fit, I will use the 2023 as the year to rebuild my fitness. How do I know when I make it? You ask.  Here are the metrics: from my current easy pace of 11 minute per mile to 9:40 by end of summer (September).

Specifically, I will incorporate High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) into my routines.  Whether interval, hill runs, or other aerobic exercises, my goal is to have my cardio and VO2max back to their race shape.

Who knows I may even sign up for a shorter race or two if situation improves.

Will you join me on this fitness quest?

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3 Responses to 2023 – The Year To Be Fit

  1. OmniRunner says:

    I’m training for the Boston Marathon. So I will be on the same journey!
    My first club long run is tomorrow, 12.5 miles. I ran 10 miles last weekend, so I should be okay.


    • terryshen says:

      First, congrats on the BQ, Andy. I am sure you will handle the 12.5 miles fine, not too much of a stretch from the 10. Second, I am always concerned about the crowded space at the starting line given the Covid. Even with the point to point of Boston marathon, are the corrals at Hopkinton sufficiently spaced out? What is your thought?


      • OmniRunner says:

        The corrals are packed. It looked the same on TV last year. After running a marathon our systems are weakened, but I didn’t hear about any major issues last year.
        I actually got my bib from my running club. Would love to BQ someday!


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