Wednesday, December 30, 2015

A Run with a Purpose

Saturday without a race equals....a neighborhood run. But instead of just slogging a bunch of out-and-back monotonous miles, I ran a realish training run. If you know me, I don't train with any real methods. I just either race or go out for a run. But a friend suggested I actually do something real to help get my speed back. 1 min on/1 min off. What he failed to tell me was that I should only do 10-15 of them. Haha. So I warmed up for the first mile, then did this 1 min on/1 min off thing for just over 5 miles. Haha. I didn't count how many I did but figured out later that it was 17 on. Not too far off. Haha. I ended up with 6.2 miles at 7:19/mi pace total for all of it. And decent elevation gain at 489ft. My neighborhood is good for that. It felt really good, and I was so glad for the suggestion. I'm clueless about training. I never really needed it before, but right now, I do. I'll be doing a lot more of these in the near future.

With the weather being so nice, I had to get John out for a walk, so we drove over to Freedom for a walk up and over Mary's Mountain and looped back on the Jackman Ridge Trail. We brought all 3 dogs and really enjoyed a nice walk. John wanted to stay on Mary's Mt for awhile, so I think we spent a good 30 minutes up there. 3.5 miles, and we were out there for over 2 hours. After that, we went home with the intent to venture out later to the movies, but we ended up staying at home the rest of the night. I did some cleaning, and that was about it.

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