Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Another 5 mile run

Dangit...I was trying really hard to get my 10 miles in today to meet the Ten More Miles! requirements for January. I ran on the treadmill and even though I hate that machine, I thought I'd last 10 miles since I would be watching a couple of good videos. Well I was going strong until I checked the freakin mileage and realized that I had only been going for 3.9 miles. That moment right then and there ruined it for me because it felt like I had been running for at leaaasst 5 or 6 miles. So even though I was feeling fine at 3.9 miles, I got discouraged and said screw it. I made myself go 1 more mile and then called it quits at 5. Isn't that dumb of me?

My goal (not too serious of one, though) is to try to run at least 40 miles per week, starting now. Well...I have 30 miles to run before next Monday and it doesn't seem too hard, so we'll see.

5 comments:

Rob "Buckeye" Powell said...

40 miles nice! Treadmill, cover the miles with tape and run by video or shows not miles. A good movie from start to stop.

Spanish said...

Treadmills suck. Id rather freeze my butt off than run on the treadmill although i have done it in the during the harsh summer here.

PS: I just saw your profile. Training is where all the fun is at. The Thrill is in the hunt. You should read racing the antelope.

Clara said...

Rob- Great idea! I'll first make sure I know how many minutes a movie is and I'll force myself to watch the other thing before stopping. :)

Spanish- Thanks for the recommendation. I just requested it from the library.

-chris said...

Saturday will be a awesome day to run...icey and snowy goodness. I plan on getting my 10 in!

Clara said...

Chris- So you've joined??? WOOHOO!