01.27.10 — Easy Run

Type: Run — Easy Pace
Distance: 6.0 miles
Time: 52:00
Average Heart Rate: 155 bpm
Average Speed: 6.9 mph

I got up this morning and just wasn’t that excited to get on the trainer. Instead of skipping the workout, I decided to take an easy run on the dreadmill and honestly, I am glad I did. I have been having a problem of not feeling loose until after my warm-up and about 1.75 miles into my run. This morning I tried a little something different. I took my five minute warm-up and then jumped off the treadmill. I did about two minutes of Hurdlers, one of my favorite stretches. What I found is after the warm-up my hamstrings were warm, but after the Hurdlers, they were loose too. The stretch opened up my stride and felt really, really good.

The rest of the run was uneventful. I felt really strong through about 4.5 miles, and then the run started to be a little work. I am excited about that. I could have gone about 10 this morning without killing myself, and part of me wishes that I had. My schedule of course was bearing down on me so I had to quit at the 6.0 mile mark.

The great thing about the run is taking that break from the trainer made me excited to get back onto it tomorrow. I am going to ride hard tomorrow, take an active recovery day on Friday and then ride long on Saturday. Between you, me, and the fencepost, I am going to ride for 5 hours on Saturday. That should be an adventure. I rode 100 miles or more nine times last year, but the last time was in September. This should be fun…should be.

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I have been participating in running and triathlons for 10 years and love the feeling that training provides. You may not agree with me, but you know you just can't look away...