Sunday, January 09, 2011

I think I'm a runner! Maybe.

How do you know if you are a runner? Is there a distance or speed requirement? Is there a weekly requirement?

Yesterday I ran 5K with the Sisterhood. Well, not really with them, I was totally alone, but with them in spirit. I ran the 5K in 33 minutes. AND in the snow. Like, a good amount of snow, too! It was covering everything!

I am starting a NikePlus training program on Tuesday to run a 10K in April or May. Then, I'll start working on my training for the Army 10-Miler in October.

I found a podcast on itunes from Motion Traxx called "Tribal 5K" that helps you run at an 11 minute mile pace. It plays some good "tribal" music (ha ha, with a few shout outs to Miami!) with a strong beat to keep you running. I enjoyed it a lot and will definitely use it again. I felt like I could have gone further.

I am going to get some new running shoes today because my ankles start hurting when I get to 4 miles. And my Nike training says to go 5 miles next Saturday. AHHHH! 5 miles!? What happened to 4?!

So, I guess I'm a runner now. Maybe?

8 comments:

Barb said...

You are definitely a runner - probably were a long time ago, so just admit it to yourself already! Great job on your 5k!

Adah said...

wow...33 minutes and in the snow...you are a runner!! Great job!

AnnG said...

You are definitely a runner now if you ran the whole 5k!! Good job!!

Not Jenny said...

It sure sounds like you are a runner! Great job!
--My friends on the Run Like a Mother blog don't think you are a runner until you have peed your pants on a race course, but man, I am just not there yet. Getting anawesome 5K time in the snow, nonetheless sounds pretty badass to me!

Sue said...

I think you're a runner now! Way to go!

The Clearys said...

Jane!!! You are my inspiration to get my fat butt to the gym LOL! The last time I ran the Army 10 Miler 9 (which is an AWESOME race if you have never done it before) was eight years ago...Love your progress :) xx

The T-Dude said...

Wow...the only running I enjoy involves a basketball or the flight response!

michelle said...

5 is just like 4- only 10-12 minutes more. :-) You can do anything that long...

Oh- Runner's world magazine does a quote of the week. A recent one was, "You're a runner if you run." You run so you're a runner. :-)