Monday, March 3, 2008

Running on Empty

It is official – I am burnt out on training for the marathon. To be honest, this happened the last time that I ran one but I had the extra motivation of running in my first race that kept me going. Although, I am excited for the race and I enjoy the running, I think that I would enjoy it even more if it wasn’t such a crazy time commitment.

For example, when I am in peak training mode, I’ll run ~3 hours on the weekend and a full hour during the week. Add cool down, stretching, warm up, showers etc etc and I’m looking at most of my free time gone. Although, on the positive side, I can pretty much eat whatever the hell I want and still be worried about loosing too much weight.

So, needless to say, I am looking forward to running a normal amount. 3-4 miles, which takes me about 25 minutes, seems to be about right. Just enough to shake off the cobwebs but not enough to be sweating like a hooker on dollar night.