Thursday, January 28, 2010

Holy mother of God you've got to go faster than that to get to the top

Again, snow. In the midst of January, reaching out for the middle of May. I do wonder on some runs whether I will ever go 26.2 again. I do not feel any pull in that direction - Tuesday I was running and thought of New York and all I could remember was how difficult it was, not how thrilling. Of course, it was cold and I was weighted down with winter-weather gear.

Training for the Half suggests going beyond the half - to peak at fifteen miles. And when I remembered that I thought, why not run to Mom and Dad's again? This time, packing proper fuel. I would like to make that particular journey again.

1976 Playlist
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
Shout It Out Loud - KISS
Fly Like an Eagle - Steve Miller Band
Blinded By the Light - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
Crazy On You - Heart
Blitzkrieg Bop - The Ramones
Car Wash - Rolls Royce
Dance On a Volcano - Genesis

What a great early morning, snowy day playlist. Did I mention Heart rocks?

Distance: 4 miles
Temperature: 21ยบ
Weather: cold and snow
Road conditions: snow
Weight: 158.5 lbs.

That's right. Only eat food.


Jen said...

I'm training for a half that isn't until July. I haven't run much this week-- too fucking cold, too much running kids around. I miss it. But yesterday I noticed that my right knee is bothering me. I can't remember doing anything more strenuous than walking in the past few days, so what is up with that?

Sadly, that might kill my run again today. :(

pengo said...

You are old. Knees hurt.