Running advice bleg
Posted by Lissa on April 16, 2010
Good morning all! So glad it’s Friday!! I’m sitting here drinking coffee and blearily harvesting Zombies* and wishing it were 5 PM instead of 5 AM. Ah well, all good things in time, no?
Hey, do I have any long-distance runners out there? I’ve been alternating days on the exercise bike along with a weight-lifting regime. I haven’t been running or ellipticalling very much because I can read Kindle while on the bike and that makes it far more appealing at six AM. However, with the advent of spring and temperatures above 42 (which they’re not right now, BTW) I’d like to get back into running.
As I’ve written before, I’ve never been much of a distance runner:
*Side note: I don’t need to lose any weight for the wedding, but I swear if I gain even an ounce I won’t be able to breathe in my dress. I’ve thus been getting back into running — I can now go 1.5 miles before I have to stop for a breather, and I usually do another two miles alternating jogging and walking. What’s interesting is that I find jogging easier nowadays then I did when I was a hardcore Track-and-Fielder back in high school; I was a pure sprinter and specialized in 100-meter races (the high hurdles and the 4X100). Now that I’m trying to jog on a regular basis, the concept of pawback makes my life a lot easier. /side note
Mike is also thinking about returning to running. He’s been eyeing these, in fact:
Has anyone tried these? What did you think? Also, would you like to offer any generic advice about getting used to running without hating every second of every minute that you’re doing it?
*Yes, you read that right. What, you don’t play ZombieFarm?