Thursday, July 27, 2006

The Heat backed off and I started back

to running again this week. Tuesday morning I ran almost 4 miles before I went to work. I read an article in Runner's World about when training you should run a mile then walk a minute. I found that this is a perfect technique for increasing your distance. This morning I ran 2.75 miles. I felt great after both runs. This thing is for life, I'm not going to become a great runner overnight so I have to be patient. I'm looking toward running my first 5k in the fall sometime.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

It keeps you running...

Thinking of the old Doobie Brother's tune. "It keeps you running, yeah it keeps you running." Tonight at 8:30 p.m. I went for a run, instantly got a side stitch and gutted it out for the next 3.5 miles over 35 minutes. It was so humid, I wanted to quit. I knew that eventually it would be over. Without my music, I would be toast on a long run. I have to say that is the furthest that I can remember ever running, save my Army basic training runs. I will run again on Thursday night but hopefully a little earlier since I am having trouble getting to sleep now of course. My mind is wide awake. I am beginning to wind down. Good night sweet running prince :)