Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Put up or shut up on Saturday

Saturday is the breast cancer 5K. This is the one that I am supposed to get under 25.
I ran two miles today. I didn't walk at all and felt pretty good. Hopefully, I can run a fast pace the whole time and get under 25 minutes. I really think if I don't walk that I will get it.
I have had trouble getting all my runs in, but I feel OK. Not where i hoped to be, but not where I was.
I wish I hadn't rolled my ankle stepping on someone playing basketball last week. It is kind of funny, now my good ankle hurts too. Oh well, just keep running.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Getting back on track

So, I run a 29 minute 5k and immediately stop running. I haven't had a solid run for a while.
I ran a 33 minute 5k today. The difference was the sunshine and 75 degree weather. I am not built for heat. I wear my winter coat on the inside and don't care much for hot weather.
The cold on the morning of my first 5k didn't bug me, but the sun on my back just killed me this afternoon.
I ran the first mile easily and felt that I had a good pace. But, the heat got to me on the second and third mile. My insides baked and chose to rebel against their master, me.
I tried to run as much as I could, but obviously it was not enough.
I need to get a running partner that forces me to keep pace. Me being a foot taller than my wife eliminates her as a candidate.
I need a slightly fat, tall runner to push me. Oh well.