Wednesday, February 13, 2013

3.1Mile Treadmill Run and Book Review

Last night I ran 3.1Miles on the treadmill in 39mins at an average speed of 4.7.
Last night I also finished Running on Empty: An Ultramarathoner's Story of Love, Loss, and a Record-Setting Run Across America by Marshall Ulrich.

Over all, I really enjoyed this book.  It was interesting to read all that is involved running such a large distance, including the preparation, injuries and other obstacles encountered along the way.

Have you ever used running to run away from something? Did it help, or hurt, the rest of your life?
I find running helps relieves stress after a long, hard day at work.

Ulrich ran a huge portion of the runs with injuries, which also meant that he were in pain. Do you think that you could overcome pain so that you could achieve something that is much bigger than yourself?
I don't think I would be able to over come that amount of pain.  A little bit, I can work through, but I try to listen to my body to know when I am running too much.

Would you ever run an ultramarathon, why or why not?
Likely not.  I think it is great that people can, but right now 1/2 marathons are my limit.

If you ever attempted a run like Ulrich's, what route would you want to take?
I would try to run across Canada!

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Aimee said...

I find ultramarathoners fascinating. As of right now I am not interested in going beyond a full marathon. I love the half marathon distance the best. I'm not sure I could or would want to run in pain just to achieve something like Ulrich. I have too many other things riding on my body being able to function properly like work and raising a child. Running has been a means to improve my life so I don't think I use it to run from things. I would want to run across the northern U.S. if I did attempt something so big.

Jamie said...

Thanks for participating this month and for the review!

I do want to attempt to run an ultra, but 50K or 50 miles at the most. The run across Canada reminds me of Terry Fox and his attempt. Another inspiring story.