Let's hope I can make it to eight miles on Saturday.
Jul 25, 2007
Running Is Hard
As part of my half-marathon training I ran five miles today. I've never run that far in my life. OK, so I did slow down to a quick walk a couple of times, but I finished in 56 minutes which was my goal. I ran on a treadmill, which is excruciatingly boring. With nothing to look at but a 17 inch TV that was 25 feet away, it was quite easy to focus on just how much my legs were hurting. I'm supposed to run eight miles on Saturday, so I need to find an outdoor place to run. I can't believe how much harder it is to run, now compared to when I was 20. The 25 extra pounds I'm carrying these days is very apparent with each stride. My knees hurt so bad I have to take a couple Motrin before bed after every run. As much as I hurt and as boring as an hour of running in place was, I did feel a great deal of satisfaction at the end. And at least I know my training is going better than this guy's.