August 23rd, 2010

running 2009

Some disorganized thoughts on running and fitness

I'm lounging on the couch watching the Ironman Triathlon World Championships on Universal Sports Network. Quite a contrast to my six-mile run this morning, which took me over 70 minutes, though it was in 80 degree weather.

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Fitness should be my primary goal, not running a sub-30 minute 5K. Of course the two aren't mutually exclusive. But I've gained back nearly all of the 20 pounds I lost last year, and it seems every time I get determined to start running again in earnest I get sick, injured, or distracted. Taking it easy would seem to be prudent, but not too easy. I need some level of challenge, physically and emotionally.