On I went, out of the wood, passing the man leading without knowing I was going to do so. Flip-flap, flip-flap, jog-trot, jog-trot, curnchslap-crunchslap, across the middle of a broad field again, rhythmically running in my greyhound effortless fashion, knowing I had won the race though it wasn't half over, won it if I wanted it, could go on for ten or fifteen or twenty miles if I had to and drop dead at the finish of it, which would be the same, in the end, as living an honest life like the governor wanted me to. -Alan Sillitoe, "Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner"

Monday, July 2, 2012

So basically, I should actually DECREASE my running some

A new study suggests that, in order to optimize your health, the ideal amount of running is less than 20 miles per week done at an 8:30-10:00 minute mile pace. The doctors consulted also suggest slowing down your marathon pace to avoid greater risk.

In other words, you may have thought that I was just slow, but instead I'm actually a pinnacle of health.

By the way, I got this article from Sage Canaday's twitter feed. Speaking of Sage Canaday, I interacted with him the other day:

Also: in case you were worried about me, I'm on antibiotics now and am nearly 100% better. As a test of this, I ran 5 miles this morning and it was kind of sort of awesome.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you are doing better. Are you doing the NYC Tri underwear run this Friday?