“A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive.” - Walt Disney

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Run for the Roses

The 137th running of the Kentucky Derby, also known as The Run for the Roses, was yesterday.  Last year on this weekend, we were in Louisville attending the Derby in person.  This year I had to settle for watching it on T.V.

As I was watching the horses running, I was once again stuck by the strength, power, and grace of each horse as they were making their way around the track, and couldn't help but be a little jealous.  Then I thought about it and realized that those horses probably put in at least 10 times the amount of training than I do...

So, as I was starting out this morning, thinking about the 7.5 miles ahead of me, I decided to just take it easy and get into a good rhythm.  After all, the race I'm training for is a half marathon, not a sprint like the Derby.  Well, my strategy worked!  I had a great 7.5 miles, and I got to really enjoy spending time out on the trails (even if it was warm), since my weekday runs are on the treadmill these days.

Today's stats:
  • 10 minute warm-up walk
  • 7.51 mi run; 1:35:29; 12:43 mm avg pace
  • 0.5 mi cool-down walk

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