Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Run Formulaic! Run!

Now you wouldn't believe me if I told you, but I could run like the wind blows. From that day on, if I was ever going somewhere, I was running! – Forrest Gump

Yes, indeed! I said I needed to run more and guess what??

Wow! Good guess! Yep, I’m running more.

In fact, in this last week, I ran more than half of my total distance from all of last month!

Whew!

Somehow, the dates conspire against me and half of my mileage was also in the last month, but for the week as a whole, I got in 27+ miles. And the good news (or the bad) is that I get to do the entire thing again this week! Yippee!

To keep on the run note, not only did I run Egads worth of mileage (for me). I also got in my longest distance ever.

It was hard, it was a struggle, it seemed like the distance would never end. I prevailed against insurmountable odds and overcame all. Yeah me!

What? The distance? Oh...um…

14 miles.

Yes, I realize that this is only 0.8 above half marathon mileage but still….give a boy some credit would ya??!!

Yes, it’s sad to say but I don’t think I’ve ever run 14 miles before. 13.1 sure, maybe even 13.3 or13.5 if the course was long, but never 14 miles.

So I have officially run farther then I ever have!

But wait! There’s more ground breaking news!

It involves my swim…no, no sharks…no, no banana hammocks (Thank GOD)…yes a new distance PR too!

I finally broke down and swam the Iron distance.

2.4 miles

Yippee for me again!

What? The time? Damn! Why do you ask so many questions??

OK, OK. Fine!

2.4 miles = 2:09 hours.

Yeah, yeah. Not rock star status. BUT, I did make the time cutoff (barely).

Now…actually getting on the bike and riding…yeah, I don’t think so. Don’t even get me started with the 112.

But I still have 10 months to get faster. (And I plan on using every minute, thank you very much!)

7 comments:

Borsch said...

Way to set some new distance PR's!

10 months...you'll be ready!

Stef said...

I got tired just reading that -- I'm going to take a nap.

But before I go . . .

NICE JOB on the 2.4! Now you know for sure mentally that you can do it. That is HUGE! You will realize some big gains over the next 10 months for sure!

RBR said...

Calyx couldn't stop raving about how sweet you and your wife were!

Awesome! Distances this weekend!

Yeah, I have run the full 26.2 mi of the Ironman run distance, but that is it. I have not swum 2.4 miles (and I would NOT make the cut off) and I am seriously lacking in bike miles and speed. Whoa. I have A LOT of work to do.

10 months? God, you are freaking me out!

Donald said...

Way to go, dude - keep raising the bar!

Ryan said...

Party time!

How did you reward yourself for running your longest distance ever?

By swimming 2.4 miles!

You are going to be a rock star of triathlon, just don't slack off for 10 months and you got this thing nailed :)

cindy said...

Great job on the long run and swim!! You're off to a great start with plenty of time still to go :)

I love Stewey on your countdown clock...Stewy rocks!!

donna said...

Great job! Those are big deals - across the board. I remember when I ran farther than I had ever run before - it's totally awesome - love it. (It was great to meet you at dinner with Steph and Calyx. I look forward to cheering you on over the next 10 months!).