Can you train for a marathon with less than 3 hours of training a week?
That was the question that has me training for a marathon. My wife and I recently had our first child (he is currently 4 1/2 months old). Besides daily walks with my dog I had not done any serious exercise for about 4 months. I figured it was time to get back in an exercise routine.
The problem is that having a kid completely kills your free time. After staring at my schedule for a couple of days and talking with my wife I figured I could carve out exercise time 6 days a week if I kept the workouts, including warm up and cool down, below 30 minutes.
I am a competitive person and do not enjoy working out just for the sake of working out (I need goals). So after carving out some time on my schedule the next question was, what should I train for? Should I sign up for a 10K, go for a personal best in a mile race, or something else? Which brought me back to something I had been pondering for a little while. Can you post a good time in a marathon with a low mileage training program? And more specifically could I train for a marathon with less than 3 hours of training a week?
Just look at those fun little icons many of us windows office workers have come to love. I know the Spider Solitaire and Minesweeper icons are kinda tough looking, but they are tough in a "fun" way. That's why the sucker punch they gave me was so unexpected. I mean they are just a nice little games to give me a break when my brain is a little tired or when I need a break before starting the next project. How could it turn out like this?
I noticed this after winning a quick game of FreeCell...
And this after the computer beat me in a friendly game of Chess Titans...
I have a thesis that the education industry will drastically change over the next 10-20 years.
Education reform has been a topic of conversation for a long time in America. Why is the change going to happen now? What is different this time around?
Just a note, I do not expect most Universities to disappear in the next twenty years I just expect that they will have to drastically change because of the 10 points listed above.
I recently set a personal target of successfully completing a marathon in under 3 hours with less than 3 hours of training per week (including cross training) before I turn 31. Because of this I am calling it the 3/three/30 marathon training plan. Below is my first training plan based on my initial research.
Target Pace: Run a marathon in a time that qualifies for Boston (Under 3 hours and 5 minutes about 7 minute miles)
RATING // 98 > Highly recommended for high school students, college students and young professionals.
THE FACTS // Author : Daniel Pink > Category : Career Advice > Time to Read : 1 Hour > Format : Manga
TWITTER SUMMARY // The story follows a burnt out worker, Johnny Bunko, as he learns six career lessons from a seemingly magical career guide.
IMPORTANT NOTES // The entire book is in Manga format (see below). Daniel Pink wrote the story for this format and Rob Ten Pas did all of the illustrations.
I recently started seeing the images above from CFNC.org (College Foundation of North Carolina) on billboards in North Carolina. "College works" is the slogan across all of the billboards. It seems the discussion about college is changing.
In the past most of CFNC's adds have focus on letting students know that college is more accessible than they think. They have always advertised the importance of college as well, but I think these billboards point at a subtle but important shift. The discussion around college seems to be changing and apparently CFNC's ad department agrees.
The question these billboards are trying to address is does college work? If I want a good job do I need to go to college? Will going to college help me earn more money? Will going to college make my life better?
I enjoy reading and I end up reading a lot of non-fiction books that have information that is worth remembering. Fairly recently I started trying to create one page summaries of these books to help me remember them and to give me something to review at a later date (that way I won’t have to flip through the entire book to refresh my memory).
However I found that the format I was using took way too much time, and I wasn’t actually making many one page summaries. I was trying to fit too much on one page and spending too much time on formatting. So I decided to try a format that would fit in a blog and would be quicker and easier to create. You can see an example of the new format with this review of Johnny Bunko by Daniel Pink.
The 2.0 Format:
At the top of the page I have four categories rating, the facts, twitter summary, and important notes. These categories are designed to give me or someone else a good high level feel for the book. I use the categories as follows.
I am currently running behind in my marathon training. For any long term goal I feel it is important to have several short and medium term deadlines and goals. Without realistic midpoint goals I will probably never reach my long term target of a sub three hour marathon.
So without further ado here are the targets I am setting for myself so that I will be ready for a November marathon.
I may update this as I do more research, but as of now I feel this is a good framework to get started.
An article I read in the daily mail from June of 2013 suggested Mike Ashley was hoping to sell the club for £279 million. This got me wondering if that was a realistic sale price? Is Mike Ashley asking for too much, or is he asking for too little?
If the fans are going to develop a successful plan to purchase the club or a portion of the club from Mike Ashley it is important to have realistic targets. I am going to go through some details and known facts below to try and get a ball park range on the cost to buy Newcastle United.
Mike Ashley Purchase Price:
According to most reports Mike Ashley purchased the club for £134 million. After purchase he has loaned the club around £140 million to pay off the clubs debt and pay for the additional cost of relegation. According to the NUFC fan forum £11 million of that debt has been repaid. This brings his current total invested cost to £263 million (£134 million purchase and £129 million in interest free loans)
RATING: 90// Highly recommend for Christian business leaders; recommended for all business leaders.
THE FACTS // Author : Joel Manby > Category : Business Management > Time to Read : 3 Hours
TWITTER SUMMARY // Joel Manby shares how he learned that putting Love to the center of his leadership style has made a huge difference.
IMPORTANT NOTES // The author is a Christian and a lot of his message is shared through this world view. However, there are enough practical business examples that even non-Christians should enjoy this book.