Thursday, March 22, 2007

Today's hard was my old easy

And I didn't care.

What a nice run. I mentioned yesterday that I was not enjoying the 60/90 routine because by the time I start to feel half way decent the dumb run is over. Ah, not today. I cheated.

I ran 12 miles today instead of an hour. And boy do I feel good. Of course, I didn't attempt to run at a 158 heart rate. But I did run a nice steady 147. The sluggishness and creakiness went away around mile 8 and I had 4 pleasant miles of just cruising along easily.

I made the decision to do this last night. I was sitting staring blankly out into the night. Then I absently said to nobody, "I'm not running far enough. I'm not enjoying this."

Today was 4 x comfort loop. The splits:

8:54
7:20
7:29
7:49
7:31
7:43
8:08
7:35
7:45
8:12
7:26
7:39

12.11 miles @ 7:48 pace. 1:34:23. HR 147.

3 Comments:

Blogger Marc said...

"And I didn't care." - the most telling part of this post. With this attitude and patience this whole late-winter malaise will soon be a distant memory.

3/22/2007 10:12 AM  
Blogger Donald said...

Good for you. Sometimes you just have to exhale and chill out for a bit. In the long run, it ends up being helpful.

3/22/2007 11:07 PM  
Blogger Kurt said...

I take it the comfort loop is three miles long. Mine is five. Nice name... Comfort Loop. You've done it so much, it's like an old friend.

Ever run it backwards? I rarely do. Seems like a stranger then.

3/24/2007 9:25 AM  

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