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.