Thursday, October 23, 2008

Running....ugh.

OK...not a surprise here but I just wanted to go on the record (again) stating that I ma not a fan of running. It's a long story, but running is the cause of one of my life changing injuries at a young age. As a result I tend to avoid it like the plague.

Fact is you really can't get the kind of workouts I am trying to get in such a short period of time without running though. I also tend to think that running does more for the overall body and core than anything else short of core work.

Factor in that running is actually a part of cross races and you guessed it....I've put it on the front burner.

Went outside and ran. BTW - I NEVER do that. I always do a dreadmill. I found while on the dreadmill yesterday in an attempt to do speed work that it really limits me. It's like riding a fixed gear....just along for the ride a lot of the time.

So I hit the streets with my Garmin and did 5k. First thing I noticed is how much more painful running in the real world is. I also noticed how much faster I am. If it weren't for the pain from impact I could have gone much harder/faster.

Now I have a loop and feel better about doing it so I see more lunch running outside in my future.

....don't know if I'm happy about that...

10 comments:

Eric Cox said...

You're only a swim away from that most dreaded of sports...

Psimet said...

I'll "tri" not to get wet...

Velosnaps said...

The hill at Hawthorn Woods reinforced for me the importance of running. Though, I've only done it twice this season. Good for you for getting out there!

aham23 said...

you will not and shall not swim. it is BFNIC Law!

5k lunch loop...sounds like a nice idea. we could be running buddies as well as cycling buddies.

or maybe not. maybe that is just too much buddy?

Psimet said...

We crossed that bridge a long time ago aham...why look back...

L*I*S*A said...

Welcome to the dark side. As I said to aham, we runners are a tight-knit group. We run across the finish line of races, hands held and sing Kumbaya together.

Again, welcome. Come to Michigan and I'll get my best Kumbaya rendition ready.

CyLowe said...

Outside may be true running with all the majesty of mother nature's autumn colors and all the wonderful concrete to further ruin the knees, but the treadmill in the basement has the Giro di Lombardia and Backyardigans on DVR.

No contest.

Eric Cox said...

Comments like "bikeyardigans on DVD" really make me want to relocate north to actually meet some of you.

Eric Cox said...

Doh! That's what happens when I hit enter too quickly because students are breathing down my neck. Backyardigans on DVR is, of course, what I meant. Though I am now strangely fascinated with Yo Gabba Gabba thanks to the 4 year old in my life.

aham23 said...

we not what we want. we know what we dont want. now get us what we want!!

long live the BackYardAgains.

later.