Born to Run II

Random post, but I guess I can tie it into HK. About 6 months ago, I wrote a very minimalistic post about running and its beauty. Even though I haven’t been running as much now (2-3 days/wk) as I was then (6 days/wk), I still find the sport to be simple and wonderful.
However, I find that my shoes need replacement since they are a year and ~500 miles old. There are plenty of shoe stores around, but I haven’t been able to score a deal yet. I can’t continue running in these old shoes without risking injury, so it looks like I’ll have to back off running until I get some new shoes. But seeing as how I’m not training for an event, I think I’ll be fine with that. Besides, this summer I would like to train for another 100-mile bike ride, so running would be secondary then, anyway.
Although, looking at the century schedule, I’d only have one chance at doing a century, with only 5 weeks to train~ hmm.

Video related! She has such a beautiful form!

P.S. This post has been sitting as a draft for about 2 weeks now. Maybe time to post?
And just to update: Now that my midterms are finished, I only have one exam and a quiz in April, followed by two papers and one final in May. Ergo….my next 2.5 months will generally be very un-busy with school work.

4 thoughts on “Born to Run II

  1. Is it getting hot and humid yet? And regarding the shoes — do they have shoes in HK large enough for western men? I picture you an entire head above everyone else in the crowd.

    1. It’s a little humid, but it’s been about 70°F, so it’s not much of a factor. And I may or may not be becoming acclimated to the weather because I now think 60 is pretty chilly and I have to put on a sweatshirt…

      As for shoes, there are enough tall Chinese guys and enough westerners here to validate the stores stocking my-size shoes. No worries! There are a decent number of guys who’re ~5’9″-5’11”.

  2. 5 weeks is plenty to train… for you, weather depending. I am training now for one but I don’t know which. But it will take me longer. You can do it

    1. If memory serves me correctly, I trained from 0-100 in 4 weeks in 2009. But, I did train 6 days a week then. So, if I start training as soon as I get home I should be in shape by July.

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