Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Running Again

I'm doing it again....getting out there & doing my little run/walk thingie.
I really have missed my quiet, alone time....but not the heat & humidity. It's such a cathartic time. I don't know if others have the same feelings about running, but it's one of the few times that I don't have to deal with kids crawling all over me.

Now, while training, last year, I did push the boys on a number of long runs & many long runs with a group of ladies. Those were great, too. They were a different type of run. I really enjoyed the group atmosphere, especially getting to know some wonderful ladies. I miss those runs. Even running with the boys was fun (as long as Liam wasn't crying). It became challenging (not only by their weight, but to see if I could bring enough little toys & snacks to entertain them for 3-8 miles).

It was such a challenge. I walked 13.1 miles & then did the run/walk for another 13.1. I'm not sure if another 13.1 miles is in my future, but I know shorter distances are. I'm really wanting to work on speed. I keep meant to ask about speed work....I have no idea how to get faster or if my old body can go any faster. I am not consistent, do I'm not sure how to go about this. I just know that if I were to consider another 13.1, ever, I want to be done faster. I just don't have the time to commit to the hours of training it takes at my 15-16 minute pace.

I have yo say, Sunday's 3.1 miles was the perfect weather. In the 60s & I got to sleep in before running....although it was more walking due to sore shins....

Looking forward to more early morning, cooler runs!!!!

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