Saturday, October 29, 2011
A Chronic Runner's Tales
The descriptor, "chronic" just seems to fit. That's chronic, as in, "habitually" or "of long duration and frequent recurrence." I get up in the morning, roll out of bed, and pull on running gear quickly, before I've had a chance to change my mind. Out of habit. I do this three or four times a week. It's a well-ingrained habit. Two or three times a week I run 4 or 5 miles, one time a week I run a longer distance, determined by where I am on the race training schedule. The week after a half marathon...6 miles. Six weeks before a half marathon...7 miles. Two weeks before a half marathon...12 miles. My PR's are a decade behind me, now. I don't care if I never do speedwork again. Fartleks? Only if you count the sprint to the house that last tenth of a mile. Yep. I'm old and have become set in my ways...my running has been this way for a long time.
Pumpkin Patch 5K/1K race on Saturday. This ought to be interesting! Stay tuned for the report!