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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
    Great Job Ken! Funny how having the 'option' to stop always seems to make actually stopping less of a 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!
    2143 days ago
    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!
    2143 days ago
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