It was a cool morning yesterday. Yes, 59 degrees cool. I ran well.
I only had 3 miles on my plan for yesterday, so with some encouragement from TJ, I decided to pick up the pace a bit.
I have noticed that at a faster pace my achilles/foot issues don’t seem to be as aggravated, so with the cool morning and only three miles I picked it up.
- Mile 1 – 8:51
- Mile 2 – 7:53
- Mile 3 – 7:44
It felt great. I concentrated on my form. However this time I thought more on what my legs were doing behind me rather than in front of me. I read something a few weeks back on the ShutDownRunner’s blog. He mentioned about working on kicking back and getting power from his legs that way. Also I had read in an ebook recently about the fact that it isn’t as important on what part of your foot you land on as long as it is under you and not in front of you.
So I chose yesterday to not worry as much about where my foot landed and think more of what was happening with my legs as I pushed off.
Does that make sense?
Anyway, it was a good run. That along with some breathing hints given to me by @BigBigGeek on Saturday’s run made my run much better.
My goal for this week is to run 4+ miles each day. My weight is up a bit so I need to lose several pounds. I’ve noticed in the past when I run at least 4 miles in a day, I lose weight if I don’t eat poorly.