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Saturday, December 09, 2006

Dedicated or Crazy?

I'm not sure which I am.

On Saturday morning, I was up at 7 am to do a long run of about 6 miles on my treadmill in my spare bedroom. With 22 degrees fahrenheit and plenty of wind, there was no way I was going to run outside.

I did it and I'm proud of myself. My running pace this week has been incredibly slow, probably due to a significant increase in distance over last week, a few temporary injuries (the IT band is totally better, thanks Deb), and a transition to strictly treadmill running because it's been so friggin cold out.

Tomorrow it'll be in the 50's, and I look forward to running a few 800's on the Esplanade. Woo hoooo!

1 comment:

Deb said...

Glad the IT pain is gone! It is one of those things that is so tempting to run through, but that just makes it worse, as far as I can tell. Sounds like you headed off anything serious by taking some time off in the beginning. Always better - recovery is longer the longer we let these things go.

And I think that you're dedicated, not crazy. I have to think that, or I'd be calling myself crazy. Another description is "runner." :p

Good luck with the marathon training!