Over the weekend, I had a 1:45hr long run on tap. This was the longest run I’ve done since, I dunno, last winter when I was training for CIM(?). Anyhoo, it had been a while since I’ve run that kind of distance and I was a little nervous about it.
It took the first hour for my legs to finally warm up and for me to settle into a comfortable pace. And then everything started to feel good.
The cool part about the run, was the the USA Pro Challenge was going through Boulder that day, and the city streets were alive with cyclists everywhere, families having BBQs on their front lawns, townies and tourists all over the place. I’ve never seen so many active people outside, riding around town. It was really motivating.
I love that for this half marathon training cycle, we’re training by TIME, not distance. It frees me from worrying about pace and mile splits, and let’s me just enjoy the run for what it’s worth. It’s liberating to just ‘run how you feel’ and that be all you need to do. I’m really lovin’ it.
I decided to take Sunday off running, since I’ve been ramping up my mileage lately and rest is just as important. So I spent Sunday cleaning the whole apartment, cooking, spending a week’s allowance for groceries at Michael’s, scrapbooking, and redecorating the bedroom. It was a productive day, indeed.
With all the late night scrapbooking, I was thiiiiiiiiiis close to hitting snooze this morning, but I turned to twitter and facebook to wake me up (as usual). Then I came across my old coach’s status:
Coach D rocks, and once again her positive attitude motivated me to get my running shoes on and hit the trails. Thanks, Coach!
How was your weekend (long) run?
If you run with your dog(s), how often do they join you?
Do you like scrapbooking?