So I'm going to run a 5K in October in honor of Steve Lawlor. Steve was the head of Special Operations for Boston EMS and an incredibly nice guy who died of cancer last year at 50. There's a City Run, which is going to benefit his charity and I decided that was as good a cause as any. So I am running this with my friend Chuck, who appeared as equally out of shape as me. However, it seems that he's hardcore training and I am getting worried.
So I went for a run today. I have no idea how far it was, as the ambulance took me most of the way. Just kidding. I ran/walked for 35 minutes and I realized something. What the hell am I thinking? 5K seems so small....around 3 miles. It seems easy on the eliptical, but no so much on the actual street. I'm so screwed....but I'm going to do it. This might be as close to a marathon as I get.
You can do it! I walk 3 miles (almost) everyday (although my lazy ass took a cab today b/c it's so flipping hot-- 106 degrees, to be exact)-- from work to home in 40 minutes. So you probably ran MORE than 3 miles today. Good on you!
watch out for CHOTUS... he will demolish you!
It's butt-ass hot Graham. Don't worry. You'll be fine in October. You can't gauge your body's preparedness by your reaction to running the same amount when it's 30 degrees hotter.
In fact, I recommend postponing training till September.
I'll put my cheerleader outfit on for you.
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