After my running kind of falling apart over the past week or so it felt good to get in a focused run.
I’ve done very little running through last week but had planned to run long on Saturday and Sunday…but Saturday was missed due to some family stuff and then I was feeling pretty rough on Sunday and only got in 2 miles of walking. I did get in quite a bit of swimming though with the kids so that has to count for something!
But after that kind of slacking off I had to do something on Monday, so even though I was not feeling it at all I did get in 5 miles on the treadmill in 43:50. It was not a very focused run and I couldn’t get centered but at least I got it done.
That finished off August with a total of 110.74 miles…I did almost 187 last August – a bit of a let down. Some of the missed runs were unavoidable but several were just lack of focus and drive on my part – I am working on that.
That brought me to tonight. It is time to get my crap together finally. So 10 miles in a strong 78:36. I had 4.5 minutes of walking in that time and the rest was done with periods at 7 mph, 7.5 mph, 8 mph, 8.5 mph and sometimes 9 mph. I would bump the speed every 2.5 or 5 minutes depending. This gave a few 5 minute periods at 8.5 mph and I also had one 3 minute period at 9 mph.
It was definitely a strong push and it gave me a glimpse of what I used to be able to do and I want to get back to. And if I really want that, the only way for it to happen is to push myself. It must be done.