Tonight was supposed to be an easy run. It was a beautiful day, and it was the first time for several weeks that I was running solo. I also realized that it was the first time in an entire month that I did an easy run – as opposed to a tempo run, speedwork or long run. It appears that I’ve been skipping my “fourth” run each week.
I was planning to run 3 miles, but I started experiencing a slight pain in my left foot and I decided not to push it. I have 5 miles of speedwork planned for tomorrow! So I stopped at 2.5 miles. I don’t feel too bad about it though. It was just nice to be outside and zone out to some music. My splits:
- Mile 1: 9:07
- Mile 2: 8:57
- Mile 2.0 – 2.5: 9:11 pace
- Total: 22:38 (9:04 average pace)
Short and sweet! I walked for the last half mile, listening to my music and people watching. The park is great for people watching. And dog watching 🙂 After dinner tonight I followed it up with a few strength training exercises while watching TV. I’ve been reading everyone else’s strength training goals and it just might motivate me to start doing my weights again!
I’m a little concerned since I noticed that it’s been a full month since I did an “easy” run, but I’ve read that speedwork and long runs are the most important for training. What do you think? Will I regret not getting the easy runs in when it comes to the half marathon? I probably should have taken this one a little slower but I kept finding myself running to the music 🙂
It looks like people all over the country have been treated to warmer weather. How have you been enjoying the nice weather?