I had a crummy run. This is how I resolved to not let it stop me. (With a bit of help from Mother Nature.)
Week One of Sixteen
I have commenced the 'official' portion of my marathon training which, like all dedicated runners, involves feeling totally out of sorts and unsure of what I am doing.
Run Commuting for Beginners
One of the best ways to maintain fitness is to work it into your routine - so here's a beginner's guide to run commuting to work.
On things I would never have thought that I would’ve ever said.
Ran 10 miles today, and told someone it was a "short run." Oh no! I've become a distance runner!
Two… no wait… three things.
Two things I've really noticed about myself from taking up this marathon: 1. I'm an emotional rollercoaster. The very first half marathon I did I cried. And we're not talking tear-streaked sniffling smile, we're talking full on wailing and screaming and pumping of the fists into the air. I was so loud that my friends... Continue Reading →
The Second Day is ALWAYS the Worst Day
It's very tough once you reach the high mileage training to bounce back. Even though things are difficult you have to push through the nagging knees and mental meltdown.
17 miles on a knee brace with profuse giggling.
Item one: The knee brace is wonderful. Truly, honestly, wonderful. Item two: If you are ever found needing to run more than 17 miles, download as many episodes of Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me as you need. It was a glorious day in Oxford, which right now is saying a lot. I didn't have to... Continue Reading →
It’s all gone pants.
In an attempt at 15+ miles I've hit a major stumbling block: knee lock. In a miraculous act I managed to correct it at home, but can I replicate this fix when I'm on the course? That's the mystery.
F***ing F*** it’s COLD!
Holy cow. (That's the nice introduction.) You know, how they say, when you are about to experience/are experiencing hypothermia? And how, when you are wet and you are cold you can accelerate the process? I attempted that today. So it's Tuesday, which means I run to work and from work. I do this Tuesday, Wednesday,... Continue Reading →
Goal #1 = 6 miles in one go = DONE.
This is the easy part. Man, how incredibly wacky nuts is it for me to type that? This is the easy part. When I first started running, 6+ years ago, I couldn't make it around a block without wanting to die. The security guard at my complex used to watch me as I slapped the... Continue Reading →
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