Monday, September 8, 2014

Run Journal - #20


I was out of town  Saturday, so I did my long run Sunday instead. That means no day off between the long run and the beginning of the next week's training runs, so I was a little tired today. I almost, ALMOST didn't go. I actually came into my home office for my 7:00AM meetings and saw that the 7:00 and 7:30 had been cancelled so I thought, "what the heck... might as well do the run."

Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit... man, my legs look goofy from that angle

Not much to say today; a 40 minute "easy" run. Unlike last Thursday, I did peek at my pace from time to time, but I wasn't aiming for anything specific today so I just ran at whatever felt comfortable. It's interesting to look back at my recorded runs over the months and I do see my pace improving a bit. It will be interesting to get my weight down and combine that with the upcoming cooler weather to see where my pace is by January or February.

As I mentioned, I missed the group run on Saturday so there may have been an announcement, but I was looking at the online schedule and it looks like this past Saturday was when the half marathon folks finally split off from the full marathon people and ran a shorter distance. I'm sticking with the full marathon schedule for now and we'll see how far I can take this thing. I signed up for a half marathon on October 26th, and I think I can handle that... slowly, sure, but I can do it. The full marathon the program trains for is February 1, 2015.

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