10.25.2008

Another Milestone!...For Me Anyway


To night I just completed my first 5 mile run. 5.43 miles to be exact and I did it in 1:41:21. I have to mention that .43 because that last little stretch suuuucked. Legs cramping, no more water having, body wants to go but legs don't work, suckage. But I did it! I gotta figure out how to keep my calves from cramping. Well, another first thanks to the wonderful world of triathlon. My pace average was 18:39/mi. My "normal" pace is around 15 min/mi so considering the distance I'm stoked. After my "long" run I considered something that Sarah just talked about. I need to retire my shoes. I've been running on them for 2 years. Hmmmm I think its time for their soles to ascend to the tri-gods. Maybe I can burn them to aid their journey into that big finish line in the sky.

8 comments:

Wes said...

Yo Tri V, long time no speaky....

Looks like you got it going on good. Ummmm, 2 years? Bad Tri-Vortex! 4-500 miles dude. New shoes!!! I used to get bad cramps in my calves too. They've gone away now. The longer you run, the easier it will get.

Thanks for the kind words, bro. I'll see you on the other side of Iron.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Glad to see you posting again. :-)

Yes, you need new shoes!!

ShirleyPerly said...

Congrats on the 5+ miles!

Maybe new shoes will help with the cramping. 2 years is an awfully long time to be running in the same shoes.

Eileen Swanson said...

yea new shoes needed for sure, you will feel the difference! congrats on your 5 miler, nice job on getting it done!

read your comnment, you have labs? yellows? lets link up?

Stef said...

Good job on the run. Depending on your weather conditions salt tabs may help with cramping on longer runs.

Dude. SHOES. Let us know what you get.

Frayed Laces said...

Wow! Way to go on your run!

triblog carol said...

Nice run - way to go! I remember when I was first building my running base, getting past 4 miles was real tough...lots of pain! Keep up the great work!

SixTwoThree said...

Dude! What's happening with your training? I miss reading about it. Shoot for Mr. Consistency! I wanna read about your tri life.