Monday, May 07, 2007

Still Crap But Better

My time today was 10:47, but it about killed me. LOL

13 Comments:

Blogger Ms.L said...

LOL
I think you're kicking ass!

1:43 PM  
Blogger yerdoingitwrong said...

I also think you're kicking some ass. I'm too lazy to even see what I could do. Although I did take a walk with my Ipod after work tonight. Baby steps. I'm impressed you're running!!! =)

9:31 PM  
Blogger badgerdaddy said...

That's not a bad time in the least!

My usual training pace is between 9:30 and a 10-minute mile. In fact, my first-ever race I ran a 9.30 pace to finish a 10k (six miles) in 56:29.

It's not about speed, it's about not stopping and pushing myself!

I have no idea how long it would take me to run a mile now, but I think I could do a 7-minute mile, which is faster than when I was young (well, about 10 which was when I still played lots of sports!).

I might give it a go when my new training toy arrives and I'll let you know.

But don't forget a couple of things - one, you can run a mile. Most people can't even do that and wouldn't even push themselves to do that in the first place. And two, you've already made huge progress in just a few attempts. Now don't push yourself too hard or you might actually injure yourself.

Next step, you might even start enjoying it! When I started running, I concentrated on running a kilometre which is what, just over half a mile? It took me a while, but I got there. Then it was two, and on, and on. Now I can go out and run five miles comfortably even though my training has been rubbish. I'm still a porker, but fuck me, I'm a fit one and I feel great!

Sorry to ramble on, I love that running stuff.

3:13 AM  
Blogger Chelle said...

Hey...at least you are running a mile!! So who cares how long it takes??? Good for you!! Keep up the good work....you have inspired me today! :)

5:14 AM  
Blogger Ty said...

You go girl!

6:44 AM  
Blogger Waspgoddess said...

You're getting there. Soon you'll be doing a 4 minute mile :)

And I can tell you this: I couldn't run a mile to save my life, so you're kicking my ass for sure.

8:10 AM  
Blogger Caro said...

Ms. L - Thanks.

Yerdoingitwrong - I started out walking too.

Badgerdaddy - I'd love to run five miles. I went three on Thursday but it took me about 38 minutes. Five would rock.

Chelle - Thanks. I shouldn't care how long it takes but I like to compete with myself.

Ty - Thanks.

Waspgoddess - If I could do a four minute, I'd even enter a marathon. Hee

11:50 AM  
Blogger Gingers Mom said...

You rock!

12:38 PM  
Blogger OldHorsetailSnake said...

It's not so much the time; it's that you did it at all. So kudos to you.

6:40 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

WOW good for you.

7:39 PM  
Blogger Joke said...

Not too damned shabby!

-J.

1:32 AM  
Blogger Caro said...

Gingers Mom - I am not a rock. :)

Old Hoss - Thanks. Do you know the cure for a knee popping in and out of place?

Lori - Thank you.

Joke - Only semi-shabby, LOL.

9:55 AM  
Blogger badgerdaddy said...

I did a couple of miles this morning and, frankly, it was hard and it was horrible. I managed the same kind of time as you - my mile time worked out as about 10:52, I did two miles in 21:45.

I was shocked - I think I have a love-hate relationship with my new training toy, as I now know how slow I am... Also, it's been four weeks since my last run and my word I could feel every step...

2:50 PM  

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