Monday, November 3, 2008

I am a runner

I know I am a runner because I ran this morning and then felt this sense of loss later in the day when I saw someone else running and realized my run for the day had come and gone!

I'm enjoying a somewhat higher volume of running AND running without any chronic pains at the moment. I realize that can and will change as it seems runners are either recovering from or between injuries at any given time. I've covered 38 miles in 10 days and am looking forward to running 14 on Saturday. I'm getting a bit speedier too. Today I ran 7.25 miles (7:47 pace) at about the pace of my last 5K (7:41) and I didn't really decide to push it until the halfway mark. Today's run gave me some confidence about completing a sub-1:50 half marathon (8:24 pace).

Just 2-1/2 weeks until the race!