Talk about pitty party...I have that bike ride to train for as well as the Marathon....We'll see how that goes, along with occupying my 5-yo son, work, and house maintenance...I think I'm pretty much going to have to run in the AM, and cycle in the PM.
What kind of pace are you running the 4 miles at? Imagine you're < 10 min/mi.
Sadly I bet I'm at more like 12 min/mi
I agree with feeling better when I run. I need to get out right after work and put down a few miles. We should have a thread where we post daily miles to keep each other motivated. LOL. They do that on the runnersworld forums.
It seems when I run outside, I usually budget half-hour for 3miles. I've never run a 10k, but I'd like to. Would be nice to finish in under an hour.
I haven't experienced this pain yet.. but my fat ass still can't breath right if I go faster.
I find that it helps to distract myself. I think about lots of different things while running, or get into the music I'm listening to, or survey the neighborhood looking for new landscaping ideas, or being chased by a dog (as was the case last night. Although it was a puppy, and wasn't too threatening)...
I've been running on a little paved trail in a park by my house that's a mile or maybe a bit more depending on how you attack it. When you don't have to think about dodging traffic or dogs, it really lets your mind wander. I think that's the key to getting back in the game.. then once you're up to speed, running isn't a chore at all.
When I first started running 3 years ago, I hadn't done ANYTHING since Highschool (football), which was 10 years. The Fiancee signed me up for the 5k Turkey Trot, and I had a month to get ready. The first time I went out, I think I made it a half a mile. The road around my apartment complex was exactly 1mile long, so I started with one lap, then two, and finally 3. In 4 weeks I went from zero to a 30min 5k in late November. And honestly it was a pride issue, I didn't want to be left in the dust by her...lol
I have a loooong way to go to get to 26 miles. But I think if you started now Brad, you'd be able to kill a half. Only 13.1miles. You've done a 5k in a very respectable time, I bet in a matter of 4 weeks you could put a hurtin' on a 10K if you wanted to.
Brad, the bike will help the running . Especially when you start pushing the pace. It won't help too much with speed, but it'll help some in endurance. Different muscles, but same lungs
I only ran a couple times (~3 miles each) all last year - but did about 1000 miles on the bike - and still did decently with my duathalon a couple weeks ago.
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Pwned by the rain. I wanted to run this morning....but when I heard it raining at 4amI figured, another day...