Saturday, February 19, 2011
How Not To Improve Your Running
Here is my newest training schedule: I run when I feel like it and don't run when I don't feel the desire. My distance goal is to get out the door and do something My time improvements are measured in how fast I can find my running shorts and a clean shirt.
Last night it rained for most of the night and it was cold and sunny when I got out of bed. I did not have too many choices in running shoes since I took my trail running shoes back to REI because I kept on twisting my ankle due to the high lift and my Vibram Five Fingers have an entire side seam blown. The only remaining shoes that I had at my disposal were the huarche sandals. Forty degrees with socks in my running sandals was an odd combination. I gave it try for a half mile and got rid of the socks. My toes never did warm up. I just could not get a comfortable fit with the socks unless I retied the sandals. Too much work for me.
I still dream of running sub 3 hour marathons. But in reality, the training would be a nightmare. I think I will stick to my plodding like a turtle and enjoy running for the sites and solitude.
This morning just as I was returning from my hour run, I noticed a man up on a neighbors roof cleaning the dryer vent. I recently lost a brush while attempting to clean my own vent. The tube is 15 feet and I needed someone to climb on the roof and fish it out. I yelled up to him and we agreed on $25. See, even business can be conducted on a run.