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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Finally a decent run

Day 375 - January 10, 2010

After a week of short runs and cold temperatures, it was good to get out and run 8 miles today. The last week has been tough for me to get motivated. My legs have felt dead, its been cold, and finding the time was frustrating me. So, even though I had the time today, mentally I wasn't sure I was up for a long run.

So, I decided to start out with a plan to run at least 3.5 and see how I felt. From there I would tack on miles if it was going well, and if not, I'd bag another run. Fortunately, today felt good. When I hit the turn around just short of two miles, I decided to run down Beazly to the creek and back, adding another 3/4 of a mile. When I got to the creek, I decided to just keep going to the other end of the road. The extra distance added another 4 miles. Seven and a half miles seemed like a good distance until I looked at my watch and realized I could add another half mile and push the run out to an hour. It seemed like a good round number to start the week with. I was pleasantly surprised when I plotted the run on gmap-pedometer that it was exactly 8 miles. Let's hope this little bit of momentum can carry me through the next week.

1 comment:

Ace said...

Spring is coming....some day...