//
you're reading...
Marathon training, Running, X-training

That’s how it went

Friend of three years: “So you’re still running?”

Me: “Yup!”

~Doing the Tallinn Marathon in the autumn?

~Probably not. Don’t have much time to train this summer.

~Oh. Bummer. Was thinking about it. Wanted a running buddy.

~Oooooh! You run?

~Mhmh… started a couple of months ago.

~Mmm… In that case, I am doing a half marathon two months from now. Would be plenty of time to train, interested? 😀

~Don’t know…

~It’s a really lovely trail! Ran it for my first ever half marathon last year and it’s a perfect first time experience.

~Um. Actually. I ran double marathons years ago before stopping.

**’

And that’s ladies and gents, is how you:

a) learn not to assume someone isn’t a runner

b) get a running buddy for the first HM of the year. 😀

***

Which means that I’m in my fourth week of training, trying to pick up the pieces of not running for three months. Of course, I’ve now been back to running for four months, so I’m getting pretty confident.

Still don’t expect to beat my last years time tho.

***

It’s spring! Sun shining, birds singing, all I need now is something green to make the runs complete. 😉

I’ve been so pleased with myself. I have a training plan, but I’m doing a lot things just how/when I feel like. I feel stronger than last year (I guess that’s what ten months of regular pilates gets you) my balance and form are better. Unfortunately, I’m not speedier…. But honestly, I don’t care.

For the first time ever, I’ve added short temp runs to my training. And I feel these allow me to really take the long ones easy and enjoy the hell out of them. (Which I have.)

I’ve also found myself able to run several consequitive days without any nags or aches or pains, which was unheard of last year.

Slow and steady is definitely my way! 🙂

K.

Advertisements

Discussion

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 139 other followers

Instagram
Running for Myself

... because that's the only way to do it

Hemingway Run

Marc Hemingway: On The Road To Berlin Marathon

I Train Therefore I Eat.

Nutrition, Strength Training, and joie de vivre

The Princess and the Jog

If the running shoe fits

Dinner of Herbs

Love for healthier foods.

Run Don't Run

Sometimes running, sometimes not

fairweatherrunner

running blog

278 to Boston

In July 2011, I weighed 278 lbs. On Mar 12, 2013 I made the decision to qualify for the Boston Marathon. This is my journey.

The Way I Run My Life

Running, living, things I love

Counting On Health

from 1 to 100

See Teacher Run...

... because that's the only way to do it

Daily Cup of Asheejojo

daily doses of food + fitness

workout to wineglass

music, travel, running, fitness, food, libations, fun!

Mama On A Mission

My mission to make my life great!

frugalfeeding | Low Budget Family Recipes, UK Food Blog

n. frugality; the quality of being economical with money or food.

%d bloggers like this: