Friday, May 22, 2009

HTFU You Wimp

Yesterday I had a nine mile general aerobic run on the schedule. I knew from my first step that this was not going to be easy. I wasn't quite sure why, but my legs were sore and tired. My hips were sore and my lower back fatigued. I considered throwing in the towel and rescheduling the run. A bunch of folks that I know are going to be running marathons this weekend and next (Los Angeles this weekend, San Diego Rock n Roll next weekend). I thought about them. I though about me. I put my head down and put one foot in front of the other. The bottom line it was time to HTFU.

I ended up putting in 9 miles at a 9:52 pace with an average heart rate of 81% of max (150). Not too bad for a wimp who was ready to throw in the towel. Of course, I was home , showered, and in bed for the night within an hour of finishing. And I am ever soooo glad today is a rest day.


  1. Enjoy your rest day!!

    Thanks so much for the advice-- That was awesome of you to do and the tips are very helpful.

    I'll keep you posted on the race Sunday!

  2. Glad you got the run in. My run this morning felt the same way but I only had three miles! Hopefully tomorrow will be better! Enjoy the weekend!

  3. Good run!! I'm glad you didn't wimp out.

    Have a great rest day!

  4. feels good once it's done! way to stick it out, now enjoy that rest.

  5. OK...I'll be the first to ask..HTFU? I know STFU and even STFD...

    Anyway, glad you just did it...although I think those who run back to back marathons are nuts! One marathon a year (at most) is good for me.

  6. nine miles at 9:52?? NICE! I would love to do that in about 6 weeks at the Boilermaker!!