Everyone has made it obvious that all I needed was another ½ mile last week to break a new barrier and honestly I thought I had my mileage in the bag. I didn’t think about it on Sunday because daily mile always rounds up!! So I missed out on hitting 80 miles of running last week by 2 laps around the track (the drive from Orlando to Tampa is less than this).
Here is some things to think about….
How much time does 80 miles take up?
Also make sure to include warm up/ cool down/ stretching/ driving there…. Let’s just assume that each mile was at a 8 min pace (which it wasn’t) but its easier for the numbers.
80 x 8 = 640 minutes of running
640/60 = 10 hour this week of just running
Warm up/cool down (and talking to other runners) = 10 hours
Driving to my runs = 10 hours
Additional things I am sure I am forgetting = 5 hours
Total time this week = 35 hours (hmm I don’t get paid for this)
What are some of the things that I could have been doing with that time?
- Drive to DC and back with time to sleep when I get there
- Fly to Germany, have a beer and fly back
- Read 3+ books
- Listen to 40 Cds
- Learn some basics of a new language
- Be lazy and watch some TV
- Watch 12 movies
Gotta love the time that we spend/ doing the things that we do
What would you have done with 35 more hours? Looking back….I would have made it 35.25 hours to get that extra 800 meters in! I do love running!!!