What a great week of running I had! It was my first week of official training with my Coach since my New Year’s Eve injury. It was worth the almost-three month wait! I had my first completely plain-free run on Monday and everything felt better than it has in months all week long even with the introduction of some baby speed workouts. My paces are naturally dropping and the few pounds I gained during my down-time seem to be melting off.
With the on-set of spring (summer?) and feeling that getting-back-into-shape feeling I’m a very happy camper!
So happy that I ran alone both days this weekend and really enjoyed myself. I can’t remember the last time I could say that!
Yesterday, I had 8 at 7:50 on tap. I woke up and headed out to meet my teammate JK at the park in the dark. When we met it was 63 degrees and so humid we could make smoke rings with out breath! He had a trail run on tap, but I am going to avoid the trails until they firm up a bit, so I headed out on the roads–just my headlamp and me. I ran up one hilly side of the park to the other and back. My first mile was 8:00 on the nose and my last was 7:18 and feeling good.
Today I left a little later so I skipped the 6 minute drive to the park and ran there instead. Now you might think it’s weird that I drive 1.5 miles to the park rather than just run there all the time. On paper, I agree it’s kinda silly. However, to get to the park I have to run up this: