Monday, September 3, 2007

Running for the love of it

Today I got in another great run. Normally, I don't run on Mondays but I was getting antsy. I wasn't quite sure what kind of run to make it, so I just went out and ran however I felt!

Running simply to enjoy it is such a treat, and today pointed out to me I need to do it more often! It may be difficult when I'm peaking in my marathon training, but I have a new goal to have some fun with a few of my runs every week. Going out today simply because I felt like it was great! Don't get me wrong, I enjoy going out for all my runs. I feel like my day just drags around on days I don't run (last week was horrible).

As for the details of this run, I ran for about 4 1/2 miles. I didn't have a set distance. I just ran a few little loops however fast I felt, which actually turned out pretty quick since my legs are completely rested after a few days off. Some of the time I was even down to 6:30 pace without even thinking about it, which really raises my confidence level for the marathon (in 33 days)!

Tomorrow training resumes as usual, stay tuned for more of me being revved up about being back on the roads!

-Doug

1 comment:

Amy said...

You get the prize for running just for fun in the middle of your marathon training. I know that is hard to do because all runs feel like they need to count! I can't believe it is just a month away!