|things i've learned about running, part one
||[Feb. 28th, 2012|10:27 pm]
well, well! it's been a week since i've started running. the maiden voyage was on a sunday, then i got in tuesday and thursday worknight runs, and attempted my weekend "long" run on saturday. after that i took two days of rest and enjoyed another tuesday run tonight. my weekly mileage is super low (compared to the 30 miles per week required to call yourself a "novice" runner, according to the training book i'm reading) but i think i've probably run more this past week than in the whole rest of my life previous. i was really sore after the first run (general legs, lower abs, a band around my ribcage, and my lungs felt like they were on fire) but it's been surprisingly pleasant since. my groin is a tiny bit sore right now, but i feel good otherwise.
here are some notes so far:
1. setting visual goals is what makes running possible, along with false self-bargaining. you can be like, "okay self, if you can make it to that fence i'll let you walk for a while!" and then when you get to the fence you bust out, "haha, sucker! you're still running! now you've got to get to that tree up there!"
2. running to childish gambino is a lot of fun, but it's hard not to sing along out loud.
3. i like the post run hip girdle mini post-running workout from the nike site, but only in the privacy of my own home. i refuse to do something called "donkey kicks" in public.
4. if you run in essentially the same outfit for a week without washing it, you will be irresistible to the dog at the pet store when you swing by at the end of a short weeknight run to pick up maki's food.