May 26, 2005

marathon? why not.

my one week trial membership to bally's just expired today, so i ran outside. i had been running on a treadmill at the gym, a couple miles a day, but i hate treadmills. i can't run as hard on a treadmill as i can on my own. i dont know what it is, whenever i tell people this they always tell me they're the exact opposite. that a machine setting their pace is easier. but for some reason when i set the pace i can push myself harder than if i'm looking at a number saying "hey, you're running this fast, with this time for 1 mile." before i came home i ran 1 mile on the track at crce/wimpe in just over five and a half minutes. tuesday i started running outside and i ran about 3 miles in just over 20 minutes. yesterday i ran about 4-5 miles in a half hour, and today i just got back from running 7 miles in about 45-50 minutes. i didnt walk at all during the run today. and amazingly i keep pushing myself harder and further and it doesnt hurt any more than if i only ran a mile. well i guess it hurts a little more than that. maybe if i just run a mile i'll realize that it doesnt hurt at all anymore.

at any rate, i enjoy running. helps clear the mind. so i was thinking about running in the chicago marathon. its in october which would allow for plenty of serious training. its something i've always said i wanted to do, but never seriously thought about pursuing it, other than an eventual goal. so why not now? anyway, i'm gonna go to the library now. look up some stuff on training. possibly alter my diet a little. go all swiston and not eat anything good. or maybe go on that one that jon talked about. thats all veggies, nuts, chocolate, and wine.... maybe not.

the one thing that is making me doubt doing a marathon is what it actually is based on: the guy running from marathon to athens... then promptly dropping dead. doesnt sound like something i want to do. i guess thats why there's training. and waterbottles.

Posted by hollimer at May 26, 2005 3:03 PM | TrackBack

you can eat easy cheese

Posted by: jen at May 26, 2005 3:38 PM

you can eat easy cheese

Posted by: jen at May 26, 2005 3:42 PM

i meant to only write it once... oops.

Posted by: jen at May 26, 2005 3:43 PM

you can eat easy cheese

I'm with you- running off the treadmill is easier.

7 miles in ~45 minutes? daaaaamn. nice.

Posted by: dan k at May 26, 2005 3:56 PM

you can eat cheese? sign me up!

Posted by: Dan at May 26, 2005 9:24 PM

I'd actually been contemplating the whole marathon thing myself recently. Sadly I have not been running enough to keep up with you at this point, but if you wanted a training partner, it could be fun.

Posted by: Allison at May 27, 2005 12:07 AM

You will have at least a running partner when I get back to the house this summer. I just hope I can keep up...I dont really understand miles anymore, just kilometers.

Posted by: Andy at May 27, 2005 4:17 AM
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