Back to running

Today I could have put together a rousing, no holds barred, political post what with the discovery that Bush has a mind like a sieve – or something. But I’m going to resist because Garrison Keillor and Molly Ivins and others are doing a fine job.

No – I’m going to announce that I ran 4 whole miles yesterday. That is the longest run I’ve been on since Christmas Eve day when I ran 5 miles. I guess you could say I haven’t been doing a lot of running. I’ve done some swimming and some biking but I could hardly be admonished to stop over training.

There are 2 remarkable things about my run yesterday. Three if you count the fact that I really didn’t want to go out at all. First of all, I was only going to run 3 miles and then I decided to adopt the Jeanne/Bex model and run 40 minutes. When I started approaching the 40 minute mark I started feeling like I just couldn’t wait to stop – like I could hardly go on. Then I looked at Madam Garmina and she told me that I was very close to covering 4 miles and all of a sudden 4 miles trumped 40 minutes and I felt a surge a strength and whoosh! I kept going. I love that. I covered 4 miles in 43:06 which is almost respectable. The breakdown:

Mile 1 – 10:17
Mile 2 – 10:26
Mile 3 – 10:58
Mile 4 – 11:24

Not so remarkable. Sort of like a wind up toy with a battery end of life situation, eh? I really need to do something about that pace thing and learn how to keep going without just flagging over time. This really drives me crazy because it is absolutely consistent. I’m like the anti-Energizer Bunny and I don’t love that. harumph! This is not the post I started out to write. Oh wait – I just looked at the elevation map and it was all up hill for the last mile or so – phew. I think I’m okay.

The other remarkable thing is that when I loaded the data into Motion Based it told me I started running Tuesday. I guess I’m not the only one who feels like my runs take forever and a day.

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1 Response to Back to running

  1. Bex says:

    Good job for sticking it out! And as I always say to Jeanne, don’t worry about your mile times. Those will pick as you build your running foundation.Thx for your support re my running the Nat’l Marathon. I think I will just try to enjoy it, and not completely kill myself to make it under 4 hours

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