Here is the little boy at McKinney Falls yesterday. I love that they have a paved hiking path that goes for a few miles. If we are on gravel, Jasper likes to sit down and make a dirt angel, similar to a snow angel, but a much bigger mess. If he’s on asphalt, there’s a lot less clean up if he attmepts an angel. I just love how green everything is right now!
I sit here at work, on my break, soooo sore. Yesterday Mark and I met at 530, as per usual for our 8 mile danish run. Once again, this run starts and finshes at a bakery, hence the name. Maybe I was bummed I wasn’t running the Capital 10K, that was here yesterday, or maybe something was in the air, but after we warmed up a mile or so, we just started picking it up. It seemed like for a very long stretch my Garmin was reading 6:59, and we weren’t talking like we normally do. I thought, “crap, we are running this too fast”. But, then realized, hey, if I blow up on a training run, no big deal. Let me try and keep it up. We finished in an hour, and had I not whined about needing a warm up mile, we would have broken an hour. Why do I waste my time writing about such things? Well, it’s always exciting to see the work you are putting in push a goal in the right direction. A year ago I was doing this same run at 9 minute miles. Sometimes I feel silly doing interval runs, and hill repeats, because who I am kidding? I am really just a running hobbyist who has nothing in common with people who run professionally. I am really just a jogger when you get right down to it. So, since I did do these harder runs, it was great to actually start to reap the benefits. Having a training partner who is pushing things doesn’t hurt either.
I may have been fine today, but I went to my Sunday yoga I always go to and the focus was on building leg strgenth. A fast run, plus holding Warrior II for something like 5 minutes was a lot for my wimpy little self and now, once again I am super sore on a Monday.
Ok…my 30 minute break is about over. I dowloaded a tons of new podcasts this weekend, so maybe I will have some good new training advice soon.
Have a good week…..