The Running Librarian

In 2004, I ran my first marathon in 4hrs36min. 12 years later, I'm going to attempt my second marathon. I just hope to finish it...

Friday, March 31, 2006

[4.5 km]
Completed this run in 30 minutes. Not a great time, but there was a bit of steep hill (the hill the Running Room uses for hill training, incidentally). Nonetheless, my legs and lungs felt great for the whole route, so I think I'm getting ready to start upping the mileage. We're going to try for a long run on Saturday - which at this point won't be that long -- I'm hoping to go more than 5km - maybe 6 or 7km...and I'll get to use my brand spankin' new camel back!

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

[3.5 km]

It was another beautiful Spring morning with blue skies, no wind and some golden beams of sunshine leading our way. I love running first thing in the morning because I find it gives me a boost of energy that takes me through the working day. It was cold enough for a hat and gloves still, but it shouldn't be long now before we abandon jackets and double layers. Less bulk always makes me feel like I'm a better runner (delusions are good when it comes to running - especially marathon training).

Monday, March 27, 2006

[2.8 km]
What a beautiful March morning for a run. Solid blue sky, no wind, yet still a nice refreshing chill to the air that made the run very enjoyable. It was a short run, but we're going to try for two days in a row to start to get our bodies into training mode.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

[3.1 km]
It was quite chilly this morning - about -8C, but at least there was no wind. This run seemed relatively easy to me since we had done 5km on Saturday (the furthest I've gone since last August). All body parts feel great, so I think there is something to be said about slow building. We could very well be on our way to some successful marathon training (the "we" is wishful but intentional...I'd like to be able to run a marathon with my running partner, but not sure he's interested...maybe he'll read this and let me know...)

Monday, March 06, 2006

[3.5 km in 26 min]
Back running...going out easy. I'm going to try and do small, light runs for now, to ease myself back into running. Running another marathon is something I'd really like to do - but I'm not sure if my body is up for the task. I guess I'll try another go at it though. Maybe a running partner will help.