|snazzy new shoes|
I realize that the weather is really cruddy in most parts of the country, but we're actually enjoying some pretty nice weather for February. It was 50 and sunny for my run this morning. I was dressed in capris and a long sleeve shirt (mostly to protect my arms from the sun). Crazy for Feb!
My training plan has 6.5 for the long run this week, and that's exactly what I did. I stuck with the 2:15-0:45 interval that I mentioned in a previous post. I think this interval works well for me. I'm not breaking any personal speed records, but I'm moving faster than I would have expected given all the walking. My overall average pace was 11:45 for the run including the walking. Right now I really don't care about my pace, I'm just trying to work up the distance and protect my knee.
|shadow at mid point|
To keep myself from bailing on the distance, I did an out and back route. Once I hit the mid point, I had no option other than completing the distance to get back home.
It was a fairly flat route with lots of sand, which is nice on my joints, that I can run straight from home. There was a little too much sun though, I won't be able to run this route when it gets warmer. When that happens, I'll need to drive to a path that has shade. It's going to be hard to get motivated to do that by myself.
But for now I'm just taking it one day at a time.
Happy Friday and Happy Valentines Day. Remember to be kind to others and to yourself!