I’ve changed my running schedule so that I can get in 4 days a week instead of 3. The former PLAN was to swim M-W-F and run T-Th-Sa and rest Sunday but that just wasn’t happening and even if it did happen my mileage just wasn’t going up the way it should. I have switched to run M-W-F-Sa and swim Tu-Th and bike Sunday. Only problem there is no rest day. So I skipped swimming Tuesday. See how that works? Oh well – something has to give sometimes and I’d rather it be swimming or biking than running given that I’m only 2 months away from my marathon – Yikes!
Monday I went out late (how often have we heard that story) so I decided to do 3 fast miles and thus it came to pass that I ran 3 miles in 30 minutes – booyah!
Today I went out late but told myself, “tough luck. You are running 6 reasonable, unremarkable miles”. And so it came to pass that I ran 6 miles in 62 minutes. And it seemed really unremarkable the whole way through – just right foot, left foot, right foot… and so on. And yet, that was my best time yet for a 6 mile run.
The really remarkable thing about it is that it seemed so unremarkable. Good times.