Even when I did it all the time, I never became a very fast runner. But man! I loved running. Even when I hated running,...Read More
More Calories + More Rest = Better Running?
I had a really great 3-mile run today! Was it the new watch? The bacon cookies? The massive amounts of rest I’ve been getting lately? Or maybe I’m just lighter without that annoying thyroid weighing me down?
Whatever it is, I’ll take it!
Total time: 28:45
Minutes per mile: 9:35
Neato! According to the Runner’s World race pace prediction calculator, I should be able to finish the half marathon in 2:17 or so… but that doesn’t include bathroom breaks, which are always a challenge for me.
Tomorrow we’re scheduled to run 10 miles. Gah! That sounds so far! My last long run was 9 miles, two weeks ago, and it was awful. It made me seriously reconsider my desire to do a half marathon. I’m hoping tomorrow is better, and I’m working on my attitude and hydration for it right now.
Here’s a list of good ’10’ things that I’m hoping will inspire me:
- 10 lords a leaping
- 10 with Bo Derek
- 10 vs. 11 in Spinal Tap
- David Letterman’s Top 10, esp. “Top Ten Cool Things About the Druids”
- 10 Commandments – I’m not religious but it’s hard to argue with a decent moral code
- Pearl Jam’s Ten
- Project 10 to the 100th
- 10 fingers and 10 toes (best showcased in opera gloves and high heels; see below for proof)