I actually got up a little early and jumped on the treadmill to do a long run a few weeks ago. There was an infomercial on about some workout that only took 25 minutes. I kept hearing them talk about how great it was to look so good and only have to spend 25 minutes a day to do it. I have to say, an hour into my run I was tempted to jump off the treadmill and give them a call. I actually still wonder if I should do it just for cross training. I mean if I loss more weight I will get faster, right?
Of course the closer I get to my marathon the longer my runs get. My Saturdays are slowly disappearing. I just don’t have the time for these long runs. I bust my butt to get my miles in during the week. By the time I try to get that really long run in on Saturday, I’m exhausted. It seems like I am always trying to think of different ways I can get my mileage in and still do what I need to do as a wife and mother.
I thought I read an article in Runner’s World that there was a 3 day a week marathon training schedule somewhere. I have tried to Google it, but I can’t seem to find it. How great would it be to eliminate 2 days from my training to do other things. The only other solution I can see is to get faster so my runs don’t take as long. I am just not sure if I am built for speed.
I am starting to dread my runs. I actually got into running by joining the Hash House Harriers when I was younger. The group I ran with made running fun and I am not talking about the beer. It has been hard doing this on a treadmill or even on paved trails. I don’t think the jogging stroller would do real well on a nature trail. I think I am going to have to ask my hubby or someone else to watch the babies while I go on a run on a nature trail or something. I have got to get my groove back some how.
I have been thinking all of this and I got an email with this article in it about why some runners quit. Then I saw this quote in another email the same day. I get these quotes from Runner’s World everyday.
You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can’t know what’s coming.
Right now I think that once I am done with the Goofy Challenge, I might just stick with 5Ks and 10Ks. I don’t want to quit running, but I still want to enjoy it. I might keep doing half marathons. I just don’t think I am going to be joining the Marathon Maniacs anytime soon. Of course I say that now. Who knows what will happen once I finish my first marathon. I know and have read about some people who just love it. I do like races. Races are a lot of fun, but training for it, not so much.