I noticed something different during my runs this week. Even yesterday on my 4 mile run (it was my short day before my long day) I noticed the same thing. I seem to be “feeling” my stride. I don’t know if that makes sense, but I have finally been noticing that my stride is consistant and feels right. I have never noticed that before. I guess that I have been working so hard on running faster, that I never just sank into my run.
I think putting my iSmoothRun app to only give me an update on my average pace each mile rather than per quarter mile gives me time not to think about my pace and to feel the way I am running. I also think that my tempo runs help. During these runs I have to push and run a lot faster than normal. I notice my legs running hard and fast and keeping a steady stride.
It has been over a year since I began running and I’m just now noticing all this. I find that strange. I hope it is a good sign that I am becoming more consistent in my running form.
One more thing… Last night I dreamt that I was running in a marathon. As I was running I thought to myself, “I have only run 13 miles as a long run, how am I going to make 26”? It was actually a fun dream. I have never dreamed about running a race before. It was a lot of fun and I ran without getting tired. I hope that becomes a reality!!!