Wednesday, November 5, 2014

10 Miles Is Hard

If the question is, "Hey Jim, have you lost almost all the fitness you built up this summer?"  The simple answer  is, "Yes inquiring person ... yes, I think I have!"  This morning I ran 10 miles for the first time in almost a month, which probably isn't a good thing since I have a half marathon in 10 days.  It made my legs hurt.
Breathtaking sunrise this morning while running around Gray's Lake in Des Moines, IA ... just amazing!!!

At this point I "think" I can finish 13 miles, but it's going to be brutal.  The Longview Half-Marathon course is fairly hilly, so since I'm out of shape, that's something to look forward to.  Sarcasm.  I'll probably walk up the hills, and try to steal a bike for the downhills. Anyways ... hope your running's going well ... mine's definitely below average, ha.
... be great today!


  1. Awesome photo Jim.

    Don't worry, the fitness will come back -- just be patient. I went through 4 months of virtually no running (although I did cross training -- pool running mostly) and when I was able to come back from my injury my endurance was all there but my speed was gone.

    The body remembers how, but the mind needs to be reigned in with reality too. But I think once the gun goes off you'll surprise yourself.

    Good to see you posting again.

  2. I just had to laugh because I also have a half in 10 days ,and my 10 miler the other day totally sucked in the worst way!!!!
    I may use your idea of stealing a bike
    : )
    and I totally agree with Eddie- you probably aren't as too far gone as you think,and your speed and fitness will come back quicker than what you may expect!
    hang in there!

  3. I think sore legs are worth it for those views.

  4. Just remember that you can always fake an injury if it gets too bad.

  5. I think almost every runner is having a hard time lately. I will probably die at Longview too.

  6. I have a half in 24 days so at least I might squeeze in a few more training runs. I am also in a shape I haven't been for a very long time... Not good. That is a really beautiful photo!

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  8. lol - all those cheeseburgers during the Royals playoff run got to you!


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