I knew the minute I walked out the front door, down the front steps and across the driveway, that my body felt like running today. I wasn't forcing it to go, it just went.
And, because it was my short Wednesday run, I decided to push the pace a little and see how my shins handled it.
They didn't complain once, not one little bit!
I'm still getting used to being able to run without pain. It's the first time in my life I can say that, so I have (mumble mumble) years of catching up to do. :-)
Oh man...I just mumble mumbled my age. I AM getting old!!! (giggle)
I did today, however, take one small (half block) walk break after the last hill. I'm irritated that I did....I didn't really NEED to. I just felt like it.
OK, I wussed out, and it wasn't even that big a hill. :-)
Scared another deer that was in the street right in front of me (a doe this time)....and one neighborhood had garbage cans knocked down and garbage strewn everywhere. Raccoons or something.
My training sheet for the month of August is pretty simple...I'll need to find some new routes, or I'm going to get bored.
Tues and Thurs - 4 mi, Wed - 2 mi, and long weekend runs of 6.
In September, everything jumps up. from 4 to 4.5 and 5...from 2 to 3....and from 6 to 7, 8 and 9.
I've said it a million times, but I'll say it again....I'm pretty new to this running stuff.....sooooo......
........why is it that a half marathon training program never has you run a 13.1 mile run? And marathon training programs have 20 miles as their long run? If playing a sport, don't you practice THAT sport at least once in the season??
I'm guessing there's a method to the madness here that I'm not catching?
I suppose that once you run those 10 (or those 20).....adding another 3 (or 6) on race day is relative??
If I make it 10 miles, you'll have to drag me kicking and screaming off the course before I finish. That's for sure! :-)
I'm guessing that, because I'm a novice to this sport (in ever sense of the word), the training programs I'm running are geared that way. I do see plans out there that take you to 11 and 12. I suppose, after I run my first one, I'll use a different plan for my next one.
Yep, you heard me, my next one. I haven't even gotten one under my belt, and I'm wondering which one I'll do in the spring!!! :-)