Friday, May 20, 2011

Flashback Friday: Winded and Walking

It's embarrassing that I was walking just a half-mile into my three-miler this morning. I couldn't seem to catch my breath. As has been the case the last three weeks, I prefaced my run with sit-ups and push-ups, and now I've added stretchy-band curls to the mix.

This pre-run routine usually leaves me nicely warmed up, but it seems the additional workout went just a little too far. However, that didn't stop me from completing the same routine post-run -- after I finally made it back.

Though my mileage has been limited, I'm hoping this strength and core work will prepare me well for the early stages of marathon training, which I worry I'm not ready for after all the slacking I've been doing so far this year.

I just hope I can manage to run the full three miles next time. On tap this weekend is a longish trail run. My plan this year is to take advantage of the Buckeye Trail and run all of my long runs on this hilly terrain. The Towpath is over.

Back Talk
Wherein perhaps some skills should be left at home.

Xenia shares the frightening reality of the steamy Greek culture: "This is the culture you're marrying into: Be proud."

Answer: Does this mean I need to start practicing this skill on my banjo?

Happy Hour is nearly upon us, teammates. Have a finely brewed weekend. Run well and drink well. Cheers!


Carolina John said...

You? slacking? never!

Nitmos said...

Oh, don't just do curls. Your stretchy band is more of a friend than that. Arm extensions, butterflies...c'mon work that core.

Running Through Phoenix said...

When FMS does that, just ignore him. You are on the path to a successful marathon and he is on the path to snipping off timing chips at the local 5K for Charity Walkers.

T-Bone said...

Everyone does the walk of runners shame at some point, even on the "easy runs". It just always seems to be when a car is passing and everyone in it is staring at you....walking.