So I am sitting here at work, not doing work because I am trying to wake up first and I am reading everyone's weekend posts. It got me thinking after reading Aron's race report that everything is all about perception.
Looking back 2 years ago I would have said that running over 4 miles was a lot! A year ago I would have said that running over 6 miles was a lot. Now every weekend I go on long runs and I don't think that 9-10 miles is too much to ask for a long run. I have always known that distance is my thing - I am not really a sprinter but it is crazy how now after begin exposed to all the marathon bloggers and experiences, 15 miles or above doesn't seem that much!
The main point here is - Aron said that she is not a big fan of 5ks because you go fast for just 3.1 miles! JUST 3.1 miles?? It is crazy to think that 3.1 miles is just a drop in the bucket compared to a long run. Is the 5k really over-looked now as a "too short" race?? Tell me what you think about 5ks or what your favorite race mileage is!? The next crazy thought I had was that in Track i run the 800m! 800m?!!? That means just running for 2 minutes and 30 seconds! Now that is sort!!
My next two races (October 4th and 12th) will be 5ks and i am hoping to PR. I didn't run yesterday (Sunday) because I had a little too much fun Saturday night and then this morning I had no motivation to get out of bed as it was 40 degrees outside!! I plan to run a 4-5 miler after work!