Yes yes yes I’ve been running. Some. And lifting. I need an actual race to focus my efforts on. If I’m just running to run, then … well, that’s not so bad. But it’s easier to structure my running life if I have an actual, tangible reason.
So, I’m working on that. I saw photos from a recent local (actually, Lake Texoma, I think) trail race. The race distances were from 5K to 50 miles — HELLO! How awesome is THAT? Some folks looked like machines, sure, but most were either older (an older machine is still a machine, but still) or had physiques that were, how do you say, not Olympian. Which was totally inspiring. That says to me, If regular folks are doing this, then what in the world am I doing? I just have to remember that what gave me the running itch to begin with were the crazy-distance trail runs like that one.
However, got to get a few long-distance road races under my belt first.
Ok, I’ve decided that until I nail down an actual race for myself, 20 miles a week is my minimum. I could very well find a race in a couple of days, which would make my plan have to change altogether, but that’s ok. To keep me motivated, I need some structure in the meanwhile.
Tonight’s numbers: 6 miles in about 65 minutes. Treadmill. Half a powerbar gel.