My training has been sporadic and really only 1 or 2 miles each time I go running. (I have been averaging 7 to 10 miles per week, and feel pretty good about that.)
Lately my wife started running in an effort to get into great shape for a trip to Germany. She wants to visit with an old college classmate and wants to look her best. She has gone completely crazy and is doing 3 miles, then 5 miles, then 7 miles, then 8 miles, and finally is now getting up to 9 mile runs on a treadmill at least 4 times per week. This climb was in a very short time period, and made me wonder why I wasn’t doing that. If she could do it, so could I.
I also notice that a judo buddy of mine is posting some serious miles of his own in Facebook as he prepares for an ultra marathon. I have heard him talk to others in the club about his runs, and I am gaining interest by the day.
I have decided I would like to start adding a little distance to my workouts. I will do a couple of 5 mile runs at a little slower pace than I normally would on the advice of my judo buddy.