Or, back in running shoes!
We had our practice run for the Mercedes half marathon yesterday. Running 9 miles through the streets of Birmingham at 6:30 am. I felt great. TJ and RS ran also and we ran together for the most part. It was a lot of fun and makes me look forward the the race that much more.
Taking a day off from running was really difficult for me. I have taken time off in the past, and one day leads to another and the next thing you know, the “habit” of running is gone. I know, one day won’t kill a habit, but it really was hard.
It was worth it.
My knee is a little sore, but no pain while running yesterday and I feel even better today. I really think the hill runs are messing with me some. I didn’t have such problems – or not as many – as I have had while running up mountains. On the other hand, my speed and endurance has gotten a lot better. I cut 30 seconds off my pace between December and January!
This week we begin to taper some to prepare for our race. TJ and I are going to run together one day so I can get in a steady state run. He has a great feel for pace and it will be helpful to run a longer run and faster pace with him.
That’s it for now. On to another day.
I love running… again.