>General Running>Going (Half) the Distance
Needs more cowbell!
Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
My sport's your sport's punishment
100 Km month 150 K month 200K month
5K run 10K run 20K run 30K run
sub 30 min 5K sub 55min 10K
They make it sound like 13.1 miles is just a quick jaunt around the corner
I will second MikeyMike, and even go to on to state that a half is way more than twice as easy as a full (for me, 16 miles is about twice as hard as 13.1). I'm not saying that a half is easy, but that a full is that hard.
I can wake up any morning and run a half, whether I've trained or not. It might hurt a little, but it's doable. Because of the hormonal issues that have to take place in my body for distances over about 15 or 18 miles (or whatever, depending on whether I'm running in my body or yours), waking up and running 20 miles takes me at least a few months of consistent training. Then I have to add another 6.2 miles onto that.
You crack me up. My body gives me the finger every morning when I get out of bed.