I like solitude. I enjoy starting my day quiet, alone, pounding the pavement, not passing another soul, just a few cars here and there...
I love having those moments to myself before work. I love starting in the dark and ending when there is just a crack of light; it gives me a sense of privacy and tranquility.
I love Spring weather.
Monday, I woke early - when I see this on my weather app it motivates me to get up and go!
|Monday morning - 5 happy miles|
It is still pretty dark at 5ish a.m., so I can't see my Garmin unless I turn the light on. I adjust my running pace solely by feel. I kind of like not seeing my splits until after I run. I have been pleasantly surprised. Paces I normally struggle to hit, I have been consistently sustaining a few miles at a time. I seriously have no idea where this is coming from, but it sure is fun! I'll ride the wave while it lasts! I know eventually I will settle in to my "summer" pace.
This morning's run felt a little challenging to my tired legs.
I worked really hard for my 5 miles today. I had a few moments when my form got sloppy and I had to think about picking up my knees, slow up a little, but somehow I ran faster than yesterday. I averaged a 9:22 pace. Craziness...
There are moments in the early morning hours, I don't want to get out of bed...I LOVE my snooze button, but I have tried to keep this "goal" going...
I am still in recovery mode. I do wonder if I am running too much. I really am not sure. I am trying to go off feel.
I ran 15 miles last week and honestly it felt like plenty. I was worn out from the 15 miles I ran. I am not sure how much more I will run this week, but I will be thankful for every step!
Just four runs last week....
and three more miles on the treadmill later that day...
my joyous progression run