Wednesday, April 23, 2008

4/23/08 - 2 miles

Distance: 2 miles
Time: 21 minutes - 10:30 mile.
Weather: low 50's, windy, sunny.
Past the School and Back.

Dare I say it was a good run today? The hard part for me in getting back into it, is getting to a comfortable place. And by comfortable place, I mean it takes me a mile or two to get warmed up and then I'm 'comfortable' - or 'in the zone.' Right now, I feel like I'm fighting every step.

I went so far as to run with my ipod. Generally, once I get to the comfortable place, the music just distracts me, but right now, I need the distraction. Enough races now ban ipods/music devices that I don't want to get so used to using one, only not to have one on race day.

Today I ran to the school, and far enough past (I've measured this with my car more times than I care to count) to make it two miles - one out. One back. Again, could I have run farther - yes. Did I want to? No. I could tell the last two nights I slept much better given the increased activity.

Unfortunately my plan of running this weekend has been nixed, as my husband will be out of town. My new plan involves 3 or 4 on Friday, then take the kids on a bike ride or two over the weekend. Weather depending, of course!

2 comments:

Tree said...

Good job and great pace!!

It will start to feel good again and you will be mentally fighting the entire time very soon.

Heather said...

I am with you on the hard part being getting started. I finally am starting to find the sweet spot but its hard and it doesn't happen every time. Sounds like a good back-up plan!