Ok, maybe not actually SPEEDY…but compared to my gimpy limits as of late, today’s run was yet another breakthrough! As I mentioned in my last post, despite feeling good enough to run 6m+ daily again, Im trying to limit how fast I increase so I don’t wind up injured all over again. Hence, I only had 3m left for the weekend. Since I have been feeling so great I decided “what the heck, let’s see if I can pick up the pace!”
It turned out very nicely in relative terms. I averaged about 8:30mpm, which isn’t even my marathon pace in a normal state, but I can’t complain considering less than two weeks ago I could barely pull of a proper gait or get under 10mpm without serious pain.
Today’s run also inspired me to continue with limits on the total mileage and increases on the types of workouts I do. Even when I am capable of running 30, 50, 70mpw, I don’ t want to just go out an churn daily 10 milers. I truly love having a short and speedy run! I also think having some of those will be a real asset to my training—improvements and recovery—and perhaps a key to the faster race times I want.
My father passed away.
4 years ago