Today was my first run without an agenda and it felt great!
For the past few weeks, I’ve been working on trimming time off of my mile and a half. I had my annual PT test for the Air Force and while I run nearly 3-4 times a week, pacing yourself for a 4+ mile run isn’t the same as pacing yourself for a mile and a half (at least not in my mind).
As the music blared in my ears, I found myself rediscovering why I fell in love with running in the first place.
About mile 2 I hit that sweet spot where I knew that I could just keep on going for what felt like forever…if I wanted to. Before I started, I’d committed to a 4 miler. So I cut myself off early, in spite of my good stride.
I’ve done that before: train at a low mileage, then boom – shock my body with triple what I’m used to just because I “felt good.” It may feel good when your body’s in motion, but as soon as you stop, your muscles and joints will hate you. At least mine did/do. So now, I’m all about working your way up in mileage incrementally.
Live and learn, right?
Can’t wait for my next run (Saturday)! It’ll probably be another 4 miler 🙂 What’re your workout plans for the rest of the week?