Week 2 Day 4
Focus: level hips and lengthen neck
Yesterday was a scheduled rest day and guess what I did – I actually took a rest day. Wonders of wonders.
Today I didn’t quite beat the rain, but that was okay, it still wasn’t that bad to run in, even though the temps were in the 30’s – there was thankfully no wind.
Just as I was finishing up a couple of miles of walking with Bennie, it started to sprinkle, so I figured I best get going on a run without putzing around too much. Much to my surprise when I got out the door a few minutes later, the little bit of sprinkling had stopped and it was just one of those raw November days.
I started out nice and easy and worked up to a comfortable pace, without pushing I had a pretty good 2nd mile and decided to just keep cruising along and give just a little extra to see if I could go just a little faster. I did manage to pickup the pace by 7 seconds for mile 3.0 and decided to go for a sub 8:00 minute pace for the final mile, which I managed to do with a 7:58, it was only 6 seconds faster, but I wasn’t trying for race pacing.
This run was all about making sure that I was maintaining my form during a faster paced run. I really think that I did a pretty good job of it, because I finished the run without any extra pains or strains.
Even the right hip/leg that is still complaining about changing the direction of my foot from very splayed to a much more straight angle, did not complain during the run and after still felt really good.
The run today turned into a nice little progression run, where I learned a few things about my running – but that is a different post. All I can say is that I was very happy with how I felt running today.
Oh yeah, it started to rain pretty hard just about the time I finished the second mile, so I really wasn’t into staying around outside any longer than I had to.