I am a: regular recreational runner I have been running for: Over 10 years I run this many times a week: 4-6 times My weekly mileage is about: 31-50 Running club / race organisation: I am a member of a running club I do these types of running: road / pavement My most important reason for running is: to get/stay in shape
My three favourite events are: Favourite: Half-marathon Next Favourite: 10K Third favourite: Cross-country I take part in events: 1-11 times a year
More about me
I used to be very fit and did a 20 every Sunday. I could do a 1/2 marathon training run in about 1:35 without any great difficulty. I trained very hard as part of a Club and then solo and both very stupidly though I couldn't see it, so I was always getting injured and didn't know why. It was all hard work and never a rest day but often two sessions a day. But I got sick and now I am much more sensible and just do my mileage at "chill and enjoy nature" pace mostly. I became so stupid I used to think 7-minute-miling was jogging (forgetting the years of hard work that enabled me to feel comfortable at that pace) and often used to wonder, "why are these other guys on the roads." They were having a great time enjoying their running and wouldn't train with me because they thought I was a nut (true). Now I am one of those other guys on the roads jogging and I don't care what idiots like I once was think. I do 10 in about 85-90 minutes and I don't care who laughs. I now never take my next run for granted because on so many occasions I had my next days session carefully planned and then I was out for 6 months or whatever. Thankfully running is a sport that forces humility onto the individual. If someone is out there doing it wholeheartedly at whatever pace then they have my respect. I will always remember, "Often the hardest part about running is putting your running gear on."