why do people run for fun? I mean, I have run since I was in middle school (take out about three of the years I've been married and .563 years from living in the Valley of the Sun), but I still can't figure it out...
I am running the Ragnar Wasatch Back in 17 days and I just BARELY was able to finish 5 miles (well, 4.96 miles) tonight. I have to run 16.3 miles in under 24 hours for this race and I can barely do 5 miles! What do people do to train for these beasts! My ankles hurt just thinking about it. Then my knees tighten, then my hips...and the only thing that SHOULD tighten (which is my stomach) becomes more flabby the longer I run---it's too much effort to hold it tight when my other joints scream for relief! As I said...who does this for FUN!???
So, I'm going to start my own: Would you rather...
Would you rather run for 16.3 miles in less than 24 hours (three different legs of a relay race that measure like this:
Runner 10: Debbie Mathews (I think they must have become confused on my name because my sister-in-law is a Mathews and I am a Sorensen...oh well...)
Leg 10 – 3.5 miles, easy, flat
Leg 22 – 7.7 miles, hard, gradual climb
Leg 34 – 4.0 miles, very hard, steep climb
Would you rather eat four worms, an moldy apple and then run a 5k?