Friday, September 16, 2016
A Couple of Good Runs
Here's to the fitness effects of the long run -- even a miserable long run like the one I did on Saturday. On Sunday I slogged through a long cross-training workout. 2200 yards swimming, followed by a double spin class. Needless to say, I spent a lot of last weekend napping. Monday, my legs were mostly recovered, I did a comfortable 8 miles at a 9 minute pace. Historically, that's nothing to write home about, but it's the first time that 9s have felt comfortable in months. I took Tuesday off (too much to do at work), and then had a really nice fall run on Wednesday. I averaged 8:30 for 8.6 miles. Mixed in amongst the 8:30+ miles were an 8:10, a 7:54 and an 8:11. I felt good the whole day, focused on form and kept my cadence high. It was my best run in months. It's good to be back.