Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Oh the foolishness of youth! I can remember as a high schooler running cross country thinking that anybody that ran an 8 or 9 minute mile was barely moving. My parents and I would run together and I would smugly think how superior I was. But, now the tables have turned. I ran the most pain-free and brisk 5 miles I have attempted in years but yet my time was a slovenly 9:15 average speed. It takes a lot to get this 43 year old body moving at a 9 minute pace. Will I ever be able to get faster? Or a better question is: Should I?