Saturday, May 05, 2012
I ran today, not a scheduled running day, because I didn't run yesterday when I was scheduled for it. I like myself again because of it.
10k again, non-stop, new Personal Best. Shaved 30 seconds per mile off my previous time. It wasn't the nicest day for a run, in spite of the bright sunshine. Turns out, when I got to the course I usually run, the wind was blowing quite hard across the lake towards me, creating a mildly cold head-wind. Because the course twists and turns, sometimes leaving trees between the track and the lake, sometimes leaving higher ground between the track and the lake, I was out of the wind almost half of the outbound leg of my run. *Then* it was pleasant running in the sun.
I hadn't really feel like running when I started so I had to promise myself I could switch to run/walk mode for the homebound leg if I needed to. The promise I *could* walk if I wanted seemed enough to keep me running. Whatever! It worked and I'm glad.
Won't run again till Monday, maybe Tuesday. Before too long I want to be on a Monday-Wednesday-Friday running schedule, but so far there's always s glitch that prevents that. The time will come. I just have to be patient. Meanwhile, if I'm improving my performance each run, why ask for anything more?