Monday, May 24, 2010

Running and Mountain Climbing

Did you hear about the 13 year old kid that made it to the top of Mt Everest? Pretty amazing feat! Certainly he had much logistical help and support yet he needed the want to and inner drive to do the work.
Running is very much like Mountain climbing! Here is a thought about one of the similarities:
Climbers have base camps, right? Runners need base miles. As climbers make the ascent they'll establish other base camps, so do runners...example; 12 miles a week base-20 miles a week base-then the summit!
I am trying to establish the first base camp! I have one week down! Pathetic! However, I am committed to not fall into injury again so I will be patient! I've been on this climb before, yet breaking the four hour mark in the marathon seems a long way up right now.
30 minutes of running in the 85 degree weather. Peace!


jel said...

patients is the key,
you take it easy out in this heat,

thanks for the comment over at my blog, I will tell him :)

cool running :)

Meg said...

Take your time! Base camp is a safe place to start and regroup. Great work!

Marlene said...

Wow, that's incredible! You're good with the analogies. Slow and steady gets you there.

Jamie said...

Great analogy. You'll get there in no time. It's frustrating but it takes time after a serious injury!

lindsay said...

love the analogy. crazy about that kid!

one day at a time... from day to day it seems like it's crawling but then you look back and realize how far you've come.


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