Runners, do you do this? I have a specific distance that I’m supposed to run each day to train for the half-marathon. Today was 3.5 miles of speedwork. Around mile 2, I start trying to bargain with myself. If I stop now, I can just run 4.5 miles tomorrow instead of 3. Then at mile 3, I can just stop and run 3.5 miles tomorrow instead. 90% of the time, I stick with the original mileage, but I find it interesting that I constantly try to find an out to make my runs shorter.
It’s not that I don’t like running. I do. Sort of. I don’t especially like running on the treadmill and while sometimes, I do enjoy running outside, I really enjoy the way that it makes me feel afterward than much more the actual run. I mean, really, does anyone actually enjoy running while they are running? I know that sounds ridiculous coming from someone that has run 6 half and 1 full marathon, but the thing I enjoy most about running is when it’s over.
Anyone know where I’m coming from?
I did run the 3.5 miles today on the treadmill. It wasn’t too bad, save for a blister on the inside of my little toe. Did I mention that I’m running a 5K on Saturday morning. The race has a net downhill, so I’m hoping to at least break 30 minutes. I hope this blister doesn’t hold me back.
Then, next weekend, I’m running a 10K. Crazy, huh? Especially for someone that doesn’t enjoy running.