Well, I did intend…. but now, I’m not so sure.
On the schedule this morning, as a part of recovery week, was a four mile run. I was on a serious time-crunch and had less than my normal time to pull of four miles. Oh, well. I was going to get in what I could. I didn’t have my heartrate monitor to lean on, and so I just ran. And I felt pretty good, despite my hamstring bothering me….So I ran a little faster, and a little faster, until I was putting down a 10:25 pace, finishing up the last half mile at 10:00 pace even.
That pace for me??? ZOOOooommmmm. I was flying!
This little run was a huge milestone for me, almost bigger than the nine miler last week. Why? Because the improvement in speed was massive. Usually, I am suffering along at a 11:45-12:45 pace to put down 4-6 miles. And today, I was able to improve on that drastically.
Of course, the Garmin isn’t heavy. But I am a computer/electronic junkie. I think I rely on it more than I should. To run without it today – to simply run – and not worry about anything but running – that made a big difference.
Now, to peel off the rest of this weight. Zoooooooom! Watch out!
By the way, I love you guys who read this blog. Thanks for all the encouragement, laughs and support thus far. On days I want to quit, I think about all my blog friends and keep going. Because I know… if I quit…. you guys will find a whip, fly to Georgia and start lashing me.
That’s love, people. L-O-V-E. This sport is full of way more heart than sense. 🙂