at first I have to say that I must have been insane when I committed myself to running a half! Didn’t I realize that this is over freaking 21 km???? Well I have to say that I did but I really really really underestimated how bloody long 21 km are!
I can run it. I know I can. But I really really really hate it!
So yesterday morning (maybe I still was a little mentally incompetent from all the sugar) I forced my husband to go on a 15k run with me. I just wanted to check how long it would take me and how much I would need to train in order not to be the last person to finish the run.
When I came back home I was sore and my knees hurt from running on asphalt. I really need to get accustomed to running on this kind of ground. I never do this. And I need to get faster. This is way too slow. And again: Why did I sign in???? I hate long runs! I am a short distance runner! That’s the way I like it! I like intervals, I love to run fast, I hate to manage my energy and hold back in order to make it a far distance….
Okay but now it’s too late. I accepted a challenge and og course I push trough! I always do!
I reckon there are three angles to tackle in order to run a satisfying time:
- Squeezing in at least 1 long run a week +12k
- Working on my core muscles
- Losing 10 lbs
Piece of cake I would say!!! I’ll keep you updated! Hope you’re not doing stupid things on that sugar trip!
Have you ever done something and really questioned your sanity later?