Run Blog Week Something Or Other and a Weekend Running Tune

I ran 18K today. On the treadmill. Oh yes I did.

Training for the half marathon in May has been going really well in that my long runs have been at a faster pace than in other years and I was on track to improve my time for the third year in a row, but I have also had more than the usual number of injuries and have had to take a few weeks off here and there. I’m not sure where that leaves me now for my time, but I’m just hoping to get through the last few weeks uninjured.

So today I was scheduled to run 18K and for all sorts of different reasons I didn’t trust my body to be able to complete even 5K today, and so I set myself up on the treadmill with Netflix and a huge container of water, and I blocked out the basement setting and lost myself in The Lucky Ones. It’s not a bad way to pass the time during a long run, truly.

The good news is that I felt really well and finished 18K with no trouble, and I still think there is hope to beat last year’s time. We shall see.

It’s been a while since I have shared a weekend running tune, so here is one that I love. I definitely recommend adding Save it for Later by the English Beat to your running play list. It gets the feet moving just a little faster and lighter – guaranteed.

Happy Trails!

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About Finola

I am an Ottawa area Mom, writer-want-to-be and coffee legend in the making.
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6 Responses to Run Blog Week Something Or Other and a Weekend Running Tune

  1. Cindy says:

    I think it’s amazing that you ran 18 on your treadmill. I can’t remember the distance, but many years ago when I was training for my one and only full marathon, I hit the dreadmill for almost 2 hours. You know, because it was winter and we live in Ottawa. I’m sure you’re going to rock the race in May! Since I’m not running this year, I’ll be cheering for you!!!

    • Finola says:

      One of my rules is to never call it the dreadmill – it helps for the longer runs to keep a positive attitude 🙂
      And wow for completing a full marathon!

      • Cindy says:

        Not calling it the dreadmill is a really good idea. I’ll try that going forward. Also, Pearl Jam and Foo Fighters for motivation. Definitely loud!!!!

  2. Pauline says:

    18K wow! Great job! I definitely agree about needing a distraction while working out or running. I use the Chemical Brothers for that! 🙂

  3. alison says:

    Congrats! I’d have trouble walking 10 km, let alone running 18.

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