The other day I tweeted about the 7 mile run I did outdoors:
I know lots of people run much further than this, but I'm proud of today's run. I have ran this far outside in… A long time. And while my pacing wasn't great I did beat my own internal overall goal. Woo. pic.twitter.com/SWlS2d94P7
— Scott McNulty (@blankbaby) August 11, 2019
All of this long distance (for me) running is the result of a Runkeeper 10k training program I signed myself up for.
I’ve been running 4 times a week for the last couple of years and I found myself in a figurative rut. I’d just go out and run 3.1 miles (that’s a 5k for my metric friends) and be done. My timing was improving but it got a bit boring. And I was certain that I couldn’t run longer distances.
Enter the Runkeeper training program. I figured if I could do a 5k I could just do two of them back to back. And today I ran 7 miles again, though this time on the treadmill:
Running on a treadmill for an hour is pretty boring (hurrah for an iPad and WiFi in the gym) but it is much easier to control your pace.
Now, I’m not going to fib here. Since Declan and Sammy have come home it is tougher to find time to run. Major thanks to Marisa and her mom who is in town helping us for a bit. They have graciously agreed to let me sneak away 4 times a week to get my runs in and I appreciate it.
I do still hate running but I’ve come a long way from my days in highschool when I couldn’t run a 15 minute mile.