|So I didn't do the last run of the HM training. Oh well. It's not like I was running an actual HM. I just needed a plan to keep running. And it would be nice to know that I can run a HM if I wanted to.|
Now I'm on to Hal Higdon's Winter Training. I don't need to train for something specific. I just need a plan to keep me moving. And It's cool because it goes by time instead of mileage. I'm sure I'll do a better job of pacing myself that way.
Today called for a 15min easy run. Well, I ran not so easy. I started out fast and kept it that way. It still blows my mind that I can run a sub-9:00 anything. Yes, it's a short distance but still it's an improvement. My average pace used to be +/-11:00. My next run will be much slower, believe that. My calf muscles will thank me. They got a serious workout. I stretched and all but they need some more help.
Maybe I'll add a 1.8mi walk to today's numbers. Why 1.8mi? Because that's how far the local bike shop is from my house. Yep, I bought a bike today and I have to go back to pick it up (it's so not fitting in my ride). I blame all of you runners who also blog about biking. It made me miss riding a bike. I was a teenager the last time I seriously road. A couple years ago, I was on a bike and was not comfortable (like I could fall off at any moment). I test road a used Jamis Explorer 3.0 2007 and felt like I could be comfortable again. I loved it. I wanted something that wouldn't feel like actual work (that's what running not so easy is for). I just wanna chillax and possibly burn a couple few calories while I'm at it. Heck, I'm getting older, I need to stay active and this is the perfect way to do it.
Warm up = .4mi
Cool down = .51mi
A few minutes of stretching and yoga poses afterward.
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