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Back in my own good books.

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?
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GJCAB09 5/5/2012 10:37AM

    Great Job Ken! Funny how having the 'option' to stop always seems to make actually stopping less of a probability...works that way for me too... emoticon

...must be a day for personal bests, today I finally hit that 20 minute mile that I've been chasing...of course, like any land speed record, I've got to do it again to validate!

Keep up the great work!

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GETSTRONGRRR 5/5/2012 8:32AM

    Good on you Ken, keep at it.

Look up a book by Jeff Galloway called Running.....I really enjoyed it and it changed how I ran for much the better!

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