Friday, February 18, 2005

8 Miles

Decided to try to outdo myself and upped my running to 8 miles. Worked out pretty good and I actually think I could have run further had I really wanted to. It is amazing how I have gone from weighing 325 pounds and having it be hard to hike 8 miles to being able to run that same distance in a little over an hour. All that in under a year and a half of time.

I am not sure what it is I like about running. I actually hate it and love it at the same time. I love it because it allows me to push myself, but at the same time, it is a struggle I go through every over night where I want to quit half way in. I guess I stick with it because it makes me feel very confident and I really feel like I have accomplished something when I have finished. Plus, it has really helped me get in the best shape of my life.

I do need to buy some new shoes, though, as I think I have worn mine down. It is hard for me to convince myself to pay 80 bucks for shoes, though, even though they really help my legs.

When I found out about a 5K in the spring, I will start cutting down the distance and instead up my speed. The fastest that I have run 6.5 miles was doing an 8 minute mile. Lately, I have cut back down to an 8.5 minute mile to allow me to run farther. I figure when I do cut back to maybe 3.25 miles, I should be able to run it much faster.

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