Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Day 3 and OMFG

You have got to be kidding me Sean. I mean seriously. I don’t mean to sound overdramatic but that was seriously one of the hardest things I have ever done. After 25 years of athletics, I have never actually run more than 3.2 miles. I have no idea how I pulled that off, but it’s a fact. Well, tonight I attempted to plan out a 3 mile course. It felt like 10, but in actuality it was 3.7 miles. The course was near Amy’s parents house in 93 degree heat at about 7 pm.. 3.7 miles in a whopping 37:10. That is about a 10 minute pace. Much slower than I anticipated (by about a minute), but I did it. I wanted to pack it in so many times, but I kept it together and finished. I had to walk for about 50 feet quite a few times, but I didn’t cheat myself. Cardiovascularly speaking (I think I just invented a word) I was fine…but my legs were on fire. Definitely the result of three days in a row running, as well as just not being conditioned for this type of workout. I hurt much more than after a long, hard fought soccer match.

I have a LONG way to go. Father than I thought in fact. Tomorrow is a much-needed day of rest. Friday is supposed to be a six-mile run. I don’t think that I am ready for that, and need to look into modifying the training so that it is more realistic and effective. If I determine that that won’t get me to my goal, I will stick with the program I am on. Anyhow, I am proud to say that I made it another day.

7am the next morning...update - Suprisingly I am not as sore as I thought I would be. A bath and a massage from my loving wife worked wonders. Hopefully I am not too sore Friday for my next run. My upcoming sporting schedule is a bit hectic, and I will have to work my runs in around them. I am filling in for a softball team tonight at 6:30, have a game tomorrow night ( I am also supposed to run 6 miles that night), a softball tournament all day Saturday (will run 3 miles between games..but I will be so sore after 6 I see me adjusting the schedule), and soccer practice for three hours Sunday morning.

1 comment:

Sean said...

Good work Scottie. Let's both keep it up, only 17 and a half more weeks.