Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Spring is Here

Weather in Ohio has fabulous since I've been back from Canada. Rainy a couple days, but that's typical Ohio. It has been in the 60's and generally sunny out. I'm lovin' it.

Since the last post, Kristin and I put in a 3.5 mile run outside on Monday. We ran a good three-mile course that I mapped out a few weeks ago. Some good hills -- up and down -- plus flat sections. I really like the course, Kristin was convinced it was longer than three miles until I proved otherwise. So I don't think she liked it much. And I must say that like the drink, the street named Beverly sucks. It is a very short part of the course, but there's hardly a flat spot to put your foot down with all of the holes and rough patches on it. I should try to map around it, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.

It was raining this evening, so I went to the gym to use the indoor track. I was trying to decide whether to do two or three miles today -- I planned to run tomorrow, so I didn't want to overdo it. I finally decided on three. So I ran a warm up mile and then stretched. As I was finishing mile two, I decided I could do four miles. As I finished mile three, I decided that I could do five. So great job goes out to Heath at basilsspyglass.blogspot.com for putting in his five-miler yesterday, and thanks for the inspiration. I haven't had a long run (which I would define as past four miles for me) in a while, and reading about his longer outing helped jog my memory (no pun intended) that I needed to get some longer runs in. I spent just over an hour on the track. That included five running miles, stretching, and about half a mile of walking mixed in to everything.

We have a 5k coming up on Saturday, so I will probably take it easy tomorrow since I put in a longer run today.

3 comments:

Rae! said...

Sounds like you guys are in the swing of things. Yes all of us need to work on the long runs more.
Don't over due before a race! May the ears be with you!

caballerofan said...

Craig,
Nice job on putting in the extra mileage. I agree, inspiration can be found throughout the Team Voice blogs and forums.

For me the best inspiration is that everyone seems to be honestly sharing their ups, downs, highs, lows, and their personal challenges.

But mostly, it is the fact that through it all everyone manages to "Keep Moving Forward" and supporting one another.

If you and Kristen are interested in collecting the virtual distant medals I have been sharing just sent me your email address.

caballerofan@mchsi.com

Basil said...

Glad I could be of assistance. I know when I'm looking for a little extra boost, I'll get it from someone else in our group...and the circle goes round, and round, and round, and...