Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Ten things I LOVE and hate about Running

1.  I LOVE the feel of a new pair of running shoes, I hate getting little stones in my shoes.
2.  I LOVE the feeling of a second wind, I hate the first few steps of just about every run
3.  I LOVE watching my mileage totals go up during the month, I hate the first day of the month/year when my total is a big fat zero.
4.  I LOVE standing at the starting line of a race, I hate the congestion at the aide stations
5.  I LOVE my Garmin 201 GPS, I hate accidentally hitting the off button during a run
6.  I LOVE a well marked course, I hate trying to figure out where the next turn is, especially after 10 miles
7.  I LOVE trail runs, I hate the hills
8.  I LOVE it when my wife is there for the long races, I hate it when she does not go to the shorter ones….
9.  I LOVE talking about running/racing, I hate it when non-runners call every race a marathon
10.  And most importantly, I LOVE my wife, I hate it that a bum knee keeps her from running with me
What do you LOVE and hate about running, let me know.

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  1. Any chance this 36 year old sprint to middle distance runner could turn into a long distance marathon runner? I have been a runner on and off since my competitive high school track days. I was an avid 400 meter runner. I currently run 4 to 6 miles every other day. Any tips? Love your blog!

  2. Thanks for the post/feedback. I do think a middle distance runner can run marathons, look at alot of the top professional marathoners, they came from a middle distance back ground. Tips...listen to your body and don't jump your mileage more then 10%. Best of luck...can't wait to here how you do!