Saturday, December 24, 2016

Training Run

Distance: 4 miles
Time: 38:09
Pace: 9:32 min/mi

Comments: This run was pretty awful. I've not been consistent at all in my routine and I had the arrogance to think I could just zip out and grab a long run. Well, I think I can say with some confidence that the time off has cut into my conditioning a bit.

Of course this morning it was chilly, rainy, foggy and blah. I figured it would be like that all day. Then the minute I step out the door to run, the sun comes out. And with the humidity, it was not pleasant at all. Needless to say, the long run didn't happen.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Training Run

Distance: 4 miles
Time: 36:00
Pace: 9 min/mi

Comments: The last two days have not been fun. The 18-miler took a ton out of me and I felt it through this morning. Then, weirdly enough, I was fine. Getting started with this run wasn't a chore or battle. I had a moment my legs felt a little rubbery but that was about it. I just got started and churned it out.

I did the usual effort at starting slow with shorter steps but gradually and naturally let myself speed up. By the end I knew I was going a pretty nice clip but never really raised the exertion level to anything seriously uncomfortable. The nine-minute-mile pace was a nice surprise at the end.