Well, the training has begun and as of right now we’re only doing the halfsies. Doc said to try the halfsies for this merry-go-round till the shin splints make like a piece of wood and splint. That’s a little athletic training humor for ya. Anyways I’m pretty excited to be competing in something substantial now after being away from intramurals for a year now. Softball just wasn’t getting my adrenaline going enough when you beat unions by 43 runs. Training is pretty basic. For the first month you just run for 30 minute increments 4x a week on Mon/Wed/Thurs/Sat. In high school I would run 10 miles no prob so getting back in the swing shouldn’t be too tough. As for equipment I currently sporting Reebok Zig Techs to alleviate the pressure on the legs. However, with my footwear knowledge and background, I have a feeling that as I get into longer distances they will be too heavy and way wear down quickly. From there I will be most likely looking in to Lunaracers or Adizero Boston’s per my extensive research. However, I would like some feedback on the Nike+. Does anyone use the Nike+ system? How do you apply the receiver in the shoe without ruining the insole? Do you find yourself actually tracking your run afterwards? Also, can you use the Nike+ with a iPod shuffle? I am racist against Asics, New Balance (not counting 574’s), or any other half rate brand like Saucony or Mizuno. So, if you have any suggestions specifically to a halfsy, please limit your options to the preceding brands. The best way to get your run in is early in the morning before work, because it is too hard to find the motivation to run after a long day. So, I have found that most people who workout prior to work, have more energy throughout the day and tend to lead healthier lifestyles by starting their day out with activity instead of a donut. Although you will be missing out on some good primetime programming, there always is TIVO. And for the people who don’t like going to bed early, time is relative. Some people just start their days earlier and end them later. My day will be starting at 5:30am and ending at 10:00pm. On my off days I just may take up reading the Wall Street Journal or really see what is going on in the world by catching up on my recorded Jersey Shores, Entourage, and Hard Knocks.