Thursday, August 28, 2008

Endurance

Me and running are not happy together.

This morning I ran 2.7 miles, foot and legs felt great but I could barely run 1/2 a mile without having to walk. I had an 11:02 average pace, almost as slow as when i started running in 2006.

After 9 weeks of less than 10 miles running per week I feel like I have lost my endurance. I can ride a bike hard for 50-100 miles so how come running is being this difficult?

Trying not to kick her to the curb.

3 comments:

Cheryl said...

How soon we forget, the first mile is always the worse mile, I doubt if you have lost your endurance with all the bike riding you've been doing. It's just hard to get that first 1 or 2 miles done.

gabsatrucker said...

I agree with Cheryl, your endurance isn't gone with that much cycling. If it's anything like what it was for me, it's more mental than physical. I was fairly sure that my body could do the run but was having trouble convincing my brain that yes I could do it. Actually, when Annette spotted me in Academy Sports in June I was voicing some of the same complaints that you are now.

Arland said...

I had the same thing happen back in the winter when I had my stress fracture. I really didn't expect it to be the same way since I have been biking hard for several months. There is just a big difference in the cardio/lungs between running and biking I guess. Thanks for the comments, it will get better.