Monday, January 24, 2011

Let's Talk Crazy!

While I run for fun and fitness and everything that running stands for (to feel good, to beat personal bests, to energize myself, to have really great legs, to have goals, blah blah blah), there are people who are professionals.

Thanks to SkinnyRunner, I saw that Kara Goucher, a professional Nike sponsored athlete (who lives in Portland), had a 74 minute half-marathon. 74 minutes!! That, in itself, is amazing to me, but umm.. she just gave birth 4 months ago, and she looks like this:
She looks like that four months after giving birth and she did a 74 minute marathon. Her coach says to prepare for the Boston Marathon this Spring she's going put in 100-110 mile weeks with additional water running.

I don't know about you all, but I've got some serious running to do. SkinnyRunner is giving away headphones. I bet if I had those headphones, I could run 100 miles a week. Just maybe.

1 comment:

  1. I read the article on Goucher too. I just am amazed that she'll be running 12 consecutive weeks over 100 miles in preparation- and also wondering what she was running miles-wise when she started back after the birth of her son. All I can think is that she was running in the water a LOT in month 9 and that must have counted for her maintained fitness.