Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Tempo Thursday: 6mi@6:26 pace
I've been gradually getting back into better running shape and today's run was a very positive step in the right direction. I ran 10 miles total, with 6 of them at a 6:26/pace. It' wasn't "easy", but I was nowhere near a max-effort, and I probably could have tacked on a couple more at that pace if necessary. Here's how the pacing went ...
8:42 7:59 7:04 6:48 6:25 6:29 6:32 6:19 8:03 8:30
For the first time in a while, I'm starting to feel "powerful" again when I run. Like I can control the pace and ramp it up or down when needed ... as opposed to the run controlling me. Most of that has to do with the increased mileage and ancillary hip and glute strength work I've been completing over the past couple of months. Also, I ran another 4 miles in the grass Wednesday evening. The double workouts, especially when I run in the grass or a trail, are really helping too. They are really tough on most days, because the last thing I want to do after a long day at work is somehow summon the energy for another run. But I think it really increases my mental and physical "toughness" to an extent.
So that was my Wednesday - just a really positive run! Yes ... that's my new "Tempo Thursday" logo. And yes ... I DO post more pictures of myself than a teenage girl. But I love that picture because it's a cool shot ... and because let's face it ... this 46 year old man looks good in it! Ha, just kidding ... sort of. Hope your training's going well too. Have a great week!
... Be Great Today!