Poignant Irrelevance

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

tonight it is 13F but it feels like -1F. oh yeah, this is mpls at its finest. but i ran tonight! yeah!!!!

i ran on the treadmill at the gym. muhaha. 3 miles in 25:27 at 1.0 incline. then i did some pull down stuff (back). when i get tired on the treadmill now, i always think back to what it felt like after running 20 miles and then being forced to continue on for another 6.2. that for my body, is the definition of tired. not 3 miles you wuss! (...is what i tell myself when i'm struggling on the 'mill). that is one reason i think racing is so important to your training growth, speaking as an amateur of course.

and it doesn't have to be a whole marathon....just race a 5k; then when you are on the treadmill after 1 mile you will know that is not the definition of tired because you ran a whole 5k as fast as you could! that is one reason i am so glad that i decided to run my first ever race in april '05. you learn so much about yourself.
hey sorry about that previous entry, i should know better than to write a blog entry when i'm tired. i'll never learn that lesson though because i'm always in denial (oh i'm not that tired, seriously- ha ha).
wanna see another cheesy picture of me posing in the mirror last night after my biceps workout? tee hee.


  • Indoors! What a wuss! (OK, I have to admit, I just got back outside for the first time in a while, so please take the teasing with a grain of salt.) Meantime, why not get outside? Yeah, you'll need the X-C skis or the snowshoes, but you can do your workout out there and be less likely to get the cold virus that's on the buttons of the treadmill. Also, nice guns in the pix - sure that's you?

    By Blogger Scooter, at 8:56 AM  

  • Who is that guy, the Hulk?

    I'm with scooter. Try snowshoeing, when you get some snow. It's fun!

    By Blogger Megan, at 9:01 AM  

  • Cheesy??? NOT.

    By Anonymous beverly, at 10:18 AM  

  • indoors huh. for the Hulk you can sure be a wuss ;o)

    By Blogger Cassie (TIGGS), at 12:40 PM  

  • Hey Brent, unfortunately "big guns" slow you down when you run (not that I'd ever know).

    You posted this yesterday "we need some kind of drastic changes to the routine. what, i don't know. how long will it take me to change up the routine? weeks? months?"

    I find it helpful not to think about the end result, but rather the process - a day at a time. It's like a marathon. You can't be wondering how you'll ever run 4 hours when you're on the first mile. You just put your head down and do the work. At mile 20 you can take a peek and see where all your hard work has taken you.

    By Blogger Chad Austin, at 12:47 PM  

  • No WONDER you've got all of the babes in town running after you - hubba hubba!


    By Blogger Denise, at 2:03 PM  

  • Nice guns!

    By Blogger Mia Goddess, at 8:28 PM  

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