Without Limits

When we first got the Netflix for the Wii CD, I went through the Netflix catalog and searched for all the inspirational running movies I could find.  A few, like Spirit of the Marathon were available to stream on demand, but others like Without Limits had to be added to our DVD queue.  Since we only get one DVD at a time and we usually manage only one family movie night a weekend, Without Limits kept getting pushed down the queue for movies the whole family could agree on.  After Raffi sent Kick Ass back to the Netflix warehouse, she forgot to check the queue.  What was at the top?

Without Limits.

She was pleasantly surprised.  Without Limits is the story of Steve “Pre” Prefontaine, one of America’s most talented distance runners in the early 1970’s who was tragically killed in an automobile accident in his prime.  While there’s plenty of running in the movie, there’s also some history, life lessons, love, acrobatic sex and several memorable quotes.  The story is entertaining as well as inspiring and it holds its own even for the non-runner crowd.  I highly recommend it.

As for me, it’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve checked in.  Things are going pretty well.  I’ve officially signed up for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 10K on October 2nd, so we’ll finally get some idea of where I’m at speed-wise.  I doubt I’ll break my 41:02 PR, but I should still finish under 45 minutes.

This week was kind of an “off week” training wise.  I’ve been tired all week and actually took naps at work a few days.  Those helped big time and I was quite productive, but my running did take a hit.  Here’s how it went:

Monday: 3 miles easy treadmill + upper body strength training

Tuesday: 6 miles easy

Wednesday AM: 30 minutes stationary bike + core strength training

Wednesday PM: 3 “fast”ish miles (23:10)

Thursday: 6 miles easy

Friday: 2 miles easy + bonk and walk home

Saturday: Off

Sunday: 1.5 miles easy shakeout with Alice

Total: 21.5

Also congrats to my daughter Alice who ran a PR 22:54 5K  in her first cross country meet of the season.

1 comment

  1. yes! i ran ~21 miles too. oh but wait, you aren’t trying to run a 50k in like 6 weeks. minor detail.

    i think i saw ‘without limits’. i think there’s also ‘prefontaine’ and i may have seen that one instead. either way, pre is inspiring/motivating to me.

    and congrats to alice!

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