I ran with the wife for the first time in around 5 years today and you know something – it was great. Over the past 5 years either I have been injured or she wasn’t running due to health concerns.
Well she started running a little while ago and today our schedules finally synced up. I was doing a cool-down lap and she was just getting going.
It felt good to run along side of her, talking about this or that and just enjoying one another’s company. I am so glad that she has started running again. This is something we did a lot of when we first got together and is a part of our relationship that I missed.
How did the less exciting part of my run go. Very well. I warmed up the first mile and tried to increase my pace a little each mile after that. It was an easy progression run and as you can see by the split chart I accomplished what I originally set out to do.
Going from 8:29 to 7:34 without pushing felt really good. The part that felt the best was that I had plenty left in the tank and could have maintained the 7:50 pace for a while. This is the pace that I have to get used to running, I want to give myself a little cushion for my marathon sub 3:30:00 goal time.
Here is what I have done this week.
Although I had a couple of days where I had to cut my planned mileage back a couple of days, due to my self-inflicted right quad tightness, it was still a good week. It also forced me to slow down and look at how fast I have been running and change some things up.
Next week I am going to start a modified Hanson’s Half Marathon Plan. I will have a post on what I am going to be doing sometime this week. I am excited and a little – not scared, but worried if I will be able to do the long run faster pace or if I will even be able to do the complete plan. I usually don’t do that well with the structure, but at the same time I know that I need more structure in my training. So it is a conundrum, but I am going to try to stay as close to the plan as I can.
Below are my top 10 blog posts for the week:
- Tommie Copper Sleeve Review – First Impressions
- Nike Free 4.0 v2 – After 50 Miles
- First Impressions and Run in Altra Superior – 3/1/13
- Trying the Hanson Method on a Recovery Run
- Initial Review & Run in Adidas Vigor TR
- Hanson Marathon Method – Book Review
- Newton Gravity–After 50 Miles
- What I Learned In February 2013
- iSmoothRun Running App Review
- My Transition Plan to Minimalist Running Shoes
I purchased the Altra Superiors to be my trail shoes this year and do know that I am very impressed with my new Altra Superiors and how they are performing for me.