Monday, December 3, 2007

Reading and running. My life in a blog entry.

On a note unrelated to running and marathon and my super exciting life, I am not sure how I feel about this. Call me old-fashioned, but I sort of like holding a weighty tome in my hands while I read it. I mean, this certainly has potentially interesting implications regarding the printed text and forms of publishing, but I think it really removes a lot of the charm from reading. Besides, who wants to curl up on a couch by a roaring fire on a cold, rainy day with some electronic device in their lap? I hate to say it, but I hope this goes nowhere. Any thoughts?

In other news, I had a great run yesterday averaging 8:40 minutes/mile for four miles. Of course it will be interesting to see how much endurance I have with this newfound speed, but it is rather satisfying to know that all those months of training did help me to run a marathon and drop more than a minute off of my mile time. I used to be happy to run four miles in 38 minutes, so this is a definite improvement regardless of whether I can maintain it for more than four miles or not. I am running at 10k this weekend so at least I will get a chance to see what sort of splits I am capable of over the course of six miles. I know you will all be waiting with bated breath to hear the results of that race.

1 comment:

zebeckras said...

I personally hate that non-booky-reading thing and want it to go away. But I appear to have become some kind of freakish technophobe as the years have gone by - weird, considering the deep and profound love I continue to have for my various computers over the years - and so the opinion of someone who has refused to buy a cell phone for the past ten years and counting probably doesn't mean the same thing as everyone else's. ;)

Meanwhile I guess I'm turning into some kind of running fangirl, because I'm sitting here going "Oooh! From 4 miles in 38 minutes to... where's mah calculator?!" And then I try to figure out how quickly *I* could run 4 miles (Not very - I think I'm in the 12-minute mile range right now) and stuff. I like to crunch numbers or something.