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Thoughts About Running, Joining a Running Club and Question of the Week!

Posted Feb 23 2009 9:41pm

So I had some thoughts . . .

Most of them came during Saturday’s 10K. You know how it is: The batteries go dead in the music box and you have nothing but miles to go so to shut out the pain you think!

I rarely run with music for this reason: I choose to spend my runs thinking about things that have to be done, that I have done, that I want to do, that I will never get around to doing, so that when ‘life’ begins for the day I can shut those thoughts out and deal with Everything Else.

So these are random thoughts that went through my head yesterday during the race and today during my 5 mile ‘recovery’ run!

  1. If I could shave 45 seconds off of my regular running time and my race time for each mile, does that mean I’m not running to my potential most days?
  2. Physically, how do people talk while they run? I posted about this somewhat on my last blog entry. I can’t talk and run at the same time. Maybe that’s why I don’t understand this! I have tried but I get cramps. I am, however, a great listener, so if you are a talker and you want a partner, let me know!
  3. Where do the mosquitoes and sand gnats go when the weather conditions change? They have to live somewhere when they aren’t attacking humans. Why is it that they want to attack us when the weather is better? Are they jealous we enjoy the outdoors?
  4. How is it that I have gotten faster after starting a major strength and core program. Is it coincidence or has this really helped my running speeds?
  5. Will running faster change how much I want to eat? Because I’m damn hungry today, and I was yesterday, and I have been all week since I started really pushing it during my daily runs.
  6. Why didn’t the Proclaimers have more hit songs? They were upbeat and just great!

The Proclaimers!

Running Clubs

I am considering joining a running club. They meet each Thursday night. I have a few reasons for wanting to do this.

  1. To meet new people.
  2. To meet new people.
  3. To improve running.
  4. To meet new people.

I’m nervous because:

  1. I generally am not social and don’t go out of my way to do #1, 2, and #4 on the above list.
  2. I’m afraid everyone will be way faster than me, I won’t be able to keep up unless I push it, and then I will get cramps and not be able to finish the run.

So this is the question of the week:Do you belong to a running club? If not, why? If you do, tell us about it! What do you love about it? Anything you don’t like?

I’d be really interested in hearing your thoughts.

I’ll let you know if I get up the nerve to meet up with them on Thursday.

In the meantime, happy running!

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