Monday, November 17, 2008

Faster and Farther

Faster and farther. That's what I need to go. Or is it 'further'? Either way.

Mrs. Fickle and I signed up to run the annual turkey trot that helps the homeless here in D.C. I've never done anything like this before. I'm kind of excited, but very nervous. The race is just a 5k, but that's still more than I'm prepared to go right now. We've been running a bunch the last couple weeks, and I'm in slightly worse shape than I thought.

I've made it up to about two miles of straight running, but it isn't really at the quickest pace. So I've got a lot of distance to go still, and going faster would be ideal too; I don't look forward to bringing up the rear. Of course, if I run faster, then I can cover more distance in the same amount of time... So, if a 5k = 3.2 miles (right?) and I've managed about 2 miles, I'm almost 2/3 of the way there. So if I double my pace, that'll get me to the end in the same amount of time that it's now taking me to run 2 miles. Let's see... if I'm now running 9 minute miles... uh-oh.

Less than two weeks to go. This could get interesting.

I just ran, I ran all night and day.

4 comments:

patric said...

let me know which hospital you'll be staying at after your heart attack.

Katie said...

if you are able to run any portion of the race, you will definitely not be bringing up the rear - there are so many people who sign up for 5k races and they walk the whole thing. plus there are generally so many people around and you get caught up in the fun that you end up going faster than you thought you'd be able to.

superscalifragilisticexpealidocious said...

well good luck.

Thinking Fool said...

You can definitely get to where you need to get by race day!

Farther = PHYSICAL DISTANCE
Further = METAPHORICAL OR FIGURATIVE DISTANCE