Most people ask me, “How in the hell do you run as much as you do?”
What my acquaintances don’t know is that I don’t run near the distance many endurance runners travel per week. I will usually do in the neighborhood of 20 to 30 miles per week. However, it’s not unusual for a runner in marathon training to run 60-plus miles a week.
I’ll just be honest. I’m completely at peace with the fact that at 43 years old, running is not the most optimal exercise for me – all the time. That’s the key. While I love to run, there are other activities to use to support my running abilities. That’s why I enjoy occasionally doing triathlons.
Let’s assume that you enjoy running as much as I do or you would like to try and find out how much you enjoy running as a form of regular exercise. I stumbled upon this list that should be helpful to runners just getting started at http://www.sweat365.com/. This post is actually listed at the Complete Running Blog Network and it lists the top 100 things a beginning runner should know -- http://tinyurl.com/8qdj59.
It’s going to touch 50 degrees this week, so give a run some thought!