I have not done a Running Commentary Post in a long time. I thought I would be doing more, and perhaps this blog would become All Virtual Boilermaker 15K All The Time. But not so much. I took a long run this morning, though, so let’s see what I can come up with.
As my runs go over an hour, which the longest ones do, I realize the Herkimer is not that big of a village. The places I particularly like to run are more suited to runs of 40 minutes or less. My body tends to prefer runs of those lengths as well, but I’m training for a 15K over here.
Today I ran where I could later drive, so I could see how far I ran. Regular readers may remember how I delight in entering where it says, “Do not enter.” I guess that is under the heading It Takes So Little To Please Some People. I have started using the Map My Run app on my recently acquired smart phone. Unfortunately, the arm band I got for it has rubbed both arms raw. I’ll have to figure out how to fix that.
As I ran, I alternated between wanting to stop now and coaxing myself to run a little further. I seemed to go a long way then find only a little time had passed. Then I wondered if I could remember where all I had run when I went to drive it.
To my surprise, the drive was way more tiresome than the run. I kept thinking, “This is taking forever!” Imagine my chagrin when I found I had gone a mere five miles. I feel certain I can keep going for the full 15K (9.3 miles, in case you didn’t know), but I fear it will take me a while.
I also have a lot of logistics to figure out. That will no doubt be worth at least another blog post or two. As always, I hope you’ll stay tuned.