You guys really stepped up and gave me some great advice after my last post. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am still not sure what I am going to do about my race next month, but I have a lot of great suggestions and ideas I am now considering. What I do know is I am going to keep running as much as my body will happily allow. I'm even going to try another "long" run on Saturday. I will keep you posted as the runs progress and the weeks pass.
One of the suggestions I have taken into consideration is to run/walk it. My first reaction was no way am I going to walk. Then I started thinking it might not be the worst idea there is. So I tested it out with a four mile run last week. I ran 4 minutes, walked 1 minute for the entire run. My time was 40:13, which was hard to see but wasn't as bad as I expected it to be. It took a real effort to focus on the time rather than the distance for the entire run. I usually cover the treadmill display to help the time pass but couldn't because I had to be able to see when to walk and when to start running again. I did my walk minutes at a 12:45-13:00 min pace. I didn't like slowing down too much because I didn't want to lose my momentum. I'm going to try another run/walk effort on a five mile run this week and see how it goes.
I also want to let you know that I finally had a little extra time last night to catch up on many of your blogs but I got an error message whenever I tried to comment so just know I enjoyed reading about your 10 hilly miles, your Easter morning runs, your bike rides with your wives, your tapers, your vacations, your colds and allergies, and on and on.
And before I go, I just want to remind you this is your chance to ask me anything. Only two more posts to go and then you will get your answers.
RUN: When Queen's Under Pressure came on the iPod, partly because the song is awesome but also because the beginning always reminds me of Vanilla Ice.
(This is my cheesy new addition to the blog. I'm going to start sharing something that stood out during my most recent run.)
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