I give all you long distance runners out there credit!
Friday, August 03, 2012
37 days until my Tough Mudder.
I want to give all runners, especially half and full marathoners and tri-athletes props. I know all of us have different things we like and that is what makes each of us unique. I don’t know how you manage to run as much as needed to train for your races though.
I am running and doing strength training in order to be able to do the obstacles, but I am in no way training for a half marathon. I just want to know the distance isn’t going to be what knocks me out of the race and I don’t want to be a turtle either.
I ran 7.18 miles this morning. I had to talk myself through it all the way. The good thing was the route I picked was a run out and back so once I got the first half done I had no choice but to finish the second. I’ll have to do it again on Sunday.
I am working on using the Galloway run 3 / walk 1 method and did pretty good the first ¾’s. I started later than I wanted and by the time I was finishing it was getting pretty hot and I do NOT want to get sick again so I walked the rest of the way back. I have to laugh because the second half didn’t take much longer than the first half even though I walked more. (It was probably the fact I could see the end and just wanted to be done).
37 days until my running career (if you can even call it that) is over!!!