from mile to marathon

The journey of a thousand leagues begins from beneath your feet.
Lao-Tzu

Thursday, March 29, 2007

five weeks to go

The fact is old, but the confirmation is recent. A man ran around the world. The article doesn't say what he did in between continents - tread water? But I will not get hung up on technicalities. Here's someone who took running very far.

I did not run for six days. Sick within the triangle defined by flue, tonsilitis, and sinus infection, I could not breathe, I could not sleep, never mind running. My mileage last week was a meager six miles. This week - today, still congested and miserable - I attempted a 5k and finished it, slow and steady.

I started the taper for my marathon awfully early, isn't it?

Just kidding. I have five weeks to fully recover, and get back to mile 19, and then beyond it.

12 Comments:

At 8:03 AM, Blogger Steve said...

Your 26 miler is just as important as that guys 35,000 miler. It's all perspective........

Sorry to hear you're not feeling so hot, nothing worse than a spring time cold. You've got tons of time to resume your training/taper.

 
At 10:43 AM, Blogger Joe said...

Here's wishing that you get well soon and start cranking up the mileage again.

 
At 11:34 AM, Blogger Bre said...

Well now that he's run around the world, what's left for him? Hmm...

Hoping you're back to rights soon!

 
At 5:25 PM, Blogger Backofpack said...

You've got a good positive attitude - and you'll snap right back! Plenty of time.

 
At 8:18 PM, Blogger Ryan said...

Better not to push yourself you'll bounce back in no time, in the meanwhile feel better soon and enjoy the rest!

 
At 5:49 AM, Blogger JustRun said...

Sorry to hear you had that crap that's been going around. I've yet to meet anyone who has avoided it. I'm a firm believer in resting when you're sick, though. Those miles will come back.

 
At 7:09 PM, Blogger Annette said...

Bummer that you're sick. :( Get lots of rest. Now's your chance to be a slacker and it's OK! :) Take care and you'll be back at it soon.

 
At 9:48 PM, Blogger craig said...

Hope you are feeling better and back to putting in the miles soon.

 
At 5:40 AM, Blogger Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Hope you feel better soon.

 
At 1:56 PM, Blogger Chad said...

Keep at it. Hopefully are fully on the mend and getting back out there.

Around the world - now that's a run. If my calculations are right at a little less than a 10 minute pace (more or less) it would take him about 6,000 hours (or 3/4 of a year to do that). Interesting to see that he met his wife in Venezuela on the trip.

 
At 6:46 PM, Blogger robtherunner said...

A nice little long run around the world is a lofty goal. Another guy finished the same feat last year, I believe, and should be coming out with a book and documentary in the near future.

Get well soon.

 
At 8:01 AM, Blogger Running by.... said...

I too got sick about 5 weeks before my marathon. I did fine and you'll be great! Feel better soon!

 

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