A story of going from being a non-runner to planning for a marathon in three years...

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

First Miles of 2011

I took the weekend off and didn't do a long run. Apparently there is something to be said for this whole "rest" thing.

Monday night's run was AWESOME.

I felt really cold walking home from the train and I checked the weather about 20 times while trying to decide what to wear. Weather Underground swore it was 34oF out but it didn't feel all that warm.

I layered up in a tank top and my Underarmor long-sleeved top, compression shorts and tights, gloves and my earband. You know, the usual. I was freezing until we started running. And then I was perfect.

So perfect, in fact, that I ran quite fast for someone who hasn't really been pushing it all that hard lately.

Mile 1 - 8:46
Mile 2 - 8:41
Mile 3 - 8:50
Mile 4 - 8:38
Mile 5 - 9:12
Mile .5 - 9:53 pace

It felt good to get out there and run hard. My form felt good and I remembered why I love running. You know, one of THOSE runs.

Now I'm trying to decide what to do about that CrossFit Bootcamp Groupon. I want to cash it in before racing season really starts. Classes start January 31st and go through February 25th. Three times a week, MWF. I just have to determine if I want to try and become a morning person and do the 5AM class or give up Monday night runs for a month and do the evening (7PM) class. Decisions, decisions.


kilax said...

Whoa! Awesome speedy run! You are going to be kicking my a$$ at the Frosty Footrace. :)

Jessica (Bayjb) said...

I love the feeling of the first run or workout after a break. Usually, I feel amazing afterward. Feels so good to be back in the routine!

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