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A non-title title because my creativity is lacking

September 17, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

While many of my recent blog posts have been about just happy being running and not worrying about racing, I haven’t really discussed my actual runs too much. Well, there really hasn’t been much to report. My runs have been shorter, but I feel like I’ve stepped up my intensity.

My runs have generally been around 8:30 to 9 minute mile paces, which is going at a pretty good clip for me considering I’m not training for anything. Maintaining that pace is key to what I would want to do in a 5k whenever that happens again, with the general thinking of what I’ve done in the past with races being a minute or so quicker per mile. I’ve been running between 3 and 4 miles, and focusing on getting more mileage with my dog. He’s gotten up to about 2 miles comfortably on top of a walk or two every day. I don’t really want to make him a runner for beyond 2, maybe 3 miles, but he has tons of energy to burn off. He’s only 3, so now is a great time to make this part of his routine.

Lastly, for those of you continuing to train for long-distance races this fall, I just wanted to say that I hope you are really having a great time out there. Since I went through marathon training last year, I have a lot of respect for those who choose to tackle 26.2 miles. For those of you doing it for the first time, you’ll understand what I’m saying once you do it.

  1. Andrew is getting fit
    September 18, 2008 at 2:55 am

    It’s good to see you are still out there running well even without an event. 🙂

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