|Walk=>Jog=>Run Until LT Pace=>Back to Marathon Pace=>Walk|
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Awesome One Hour Run
Lately I've been struggling with my training. Sometimes I run, sometimes I don't. Sometimes it feels good, sometimes it doesn't. No consistency. I decided to "just run" and do what I want. No real plan. No mileage goals. No pace goals. Today it began. I just stepped on the gym treadmill and started to walk. Then jog. Then run. As I ran faster, I decided to go until I hit lactate threshold. Felt good. Then I decided to back off a bit and hold at marathon pace (about 7:30 pace). Held that pace until I felt it was enough, then walked until the hour was done. Great one hour run!
(The small dip in pace during the marathon pace portion was me adjusting my shoe mid-run.)
I felt energized after this run. I felt like I achieved something worthwhile, but wasn't spent. I need more runs like this one. Maybe future ones will be faster, or slower. Some will be shorter, but others longer. This was a good start on my new "just run" philosophy. Do what feels right. Do what makes me happy.
Happy running everyone!