If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it...
Secondly, this week I'm doing three consecutive days of 2.5-hour treadmill run for the recovery supplement study at Appalachian State University. Yes, I volunteered. Yesterday was the first day. The five of us who are running for the study this week will run two hours and 15 minutes on the treadmill at 75% of our VO2 max. For the last 15 minutes, we have full control of our speed. After the first hour yesterday, they upped my speed a little. And today, after an hour of running and checking my VO2 max, they upped the speed a little again. I felt all of the 0.1 mph they added on. Who would have thought? At any rate, I survived two days -- a cumulative of 300 unforgiving minutes. Physically unforgiving, that is. I walked off the treadmill today like I just finished my first marathon.
Here's to another 150 unforgiving minutes to fill with 9000 seconds of distance run tomorrow.