So I had one of those runs this morning. One of those runs that lets you know you maybe need to step it up a notch.
I’ve been taking it pretty easy since the middle of the summer. Injury recovery. Hot weather. And after a while that not-working-too-hard-thing gets to be a habit. And you wake up one morning knowing that you’ve been lollygagging. (Great word, right?)
But this morning? It was not my usual run morning, but yesterday was too icy and cold to go out there — 8 degrees and slippery!!! So I went today instead, intending to do an easy 3 miles. I have a 10k on Saturday and didn’t want to overdo it or anything.
As usual I walked a few blocks, then started my watch and set off at an easy pace. Not too hard. Just hard enough to get my blood moving.
The next time I looked at my watch 3 1/2 miles had passed and only 30 minutes. For many runners, that’s no great shakes. But for me? Wow. Fastest run in MONTHS!!!!!
Time to get back to work, I guess.