December 12, 2007

Earlier this month I jumped on the bandwagon of those blogosphere triathletes challenging themselves to do 30 runs in 30 days.  I started on the 2nd which means my last run will be on the last day of the year.  The rules in my case are:

1. A run counts as 30 minutes minimum, with a min HR of 130 and less then average of 160.

2. I can “bank” runs for days that I know I will not be able to run, so I will run 2 times on some days.

As much as possible, I am trying not to put myself in a situation where I have to do 2 runs in one day because experience has shown me that my knees don’t love that kind of treatment.  Since part of the goal of this is to increase my leg and knee strength, it would be counter-productive to injure myself in the process.

Last night was my 10th run.  I went out (thankfully with my headlamp on) at dusk, happy to be able to run on the roads since much of the ice was gone.  The trails were out of the question without ice skates.  By the time I turned around, it was pitch black out – with no street lights and no moon.  Of course, it started to rain and the roads started to ice up, so it was a little trecherous getting home in one piece and I was chastizing myself the whole time for leaving it so late.  But it’s done.  10 days, 10 runs.  20 left and feeling great.


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