If you don't get that reference
it came from Last Night's How I Met Your Mother, when Marshal was getting himself pumped to run the NYC Marathon. I watched on DVR
last night after I wen to the gym to run. That brings up 2 gadgets
that have helped me in my training. These are necessities but definitely
help me with my runs. They are the DVR
. Last year ,at this time ,I was a couch
potato. I had to stay home and watch my favorite shows. Skip the gym, etc
. Now I can train and work out at the gym and still watch my favorite shows. I have the Ipod nano
with the Nike + sensor. The Ipod
helps by letting me listen to my favorite music while running
sensor helps record how far I went and the pace. Like I said these are not Necessities
, but they do make my workouts a little more enjoyable.
As for the training, One lesson I learned Saturday Morning is make sure you get enough rest the night before you run. Friday was my birthday, so I decided to celebrate and stay up later than I should have. I did not do anything wild or crazy that night, but just did not get to bed until 2:00 AM. 7:00 Am came fast. Got up ran with the group. Half way through my head started to pound from not enough sleep. It was only a training day, but with the races being only 3 weeks away, I felt I wasted an opportunity
to improve. I know a rookie mistake. I feel ready for the Anthem 5K. The City Run almost there. The Papa John's 10 miler, a little worried
. I took the plunge and signed up for the Mini-marathon before the early bird deadline. For some reason I am not worried about the race. I guess I figure by that point I will have the 10 miler behind and the experience
and lessons from that. Plus another month
for it after the 10 miler.
This weekend I am running in the Frostbite 5K. My goal is to run it in about 30 minutes. The forecast keeps changing
for Saturday, so who knows what to expect. One thing I have noticed is for me it it is easier to train outside now, than inside. It took me a while to get used running in the cold, but now if I run on a treadmill, it seems like I burn up. I have been purposely walking outside more and doing things outside to get used to the weather. I find this very strange.