I made the decision yesterday to take the day off as I just ran up a mountain with TJ the day before. However, I got home and it was sunny and 65 degrees out and I just couldn’t waste the day! So I decided to go for a slow easy run.
I started out at about a 10 minute pace and went through the neighborhood streets that I have been running lately. As the run went on, I noticed my pace picking up quite a bit. I honestly didn’t “feel” like I was trying to push it, but my pace kept coming down. It was just 3 weeks ago I couldn’t run faster than a 10:00 pace because of my hip. I think I am pretty much over that injury now for the most part. I wouldn’t say I am totally past it, but it only aches at times and usually I realize I am tensing up and as I try to relax, I feel much better.
So here is a graph of my run:
As you can see, my pace kept coming down, past my marathon pace and close to my 10K pace.
I am wondering how my run with TJ up that mountain on Sunday impacted my run yesterday. I expected to be sore and stiff, but I really wasn’t. My left hamstring was a little sore in the beginning, but that went away early and I felt great after that. I wonder if my increased speed was due to the hill/mountain workout?
So another run in the books. In 2 months I will celebrate my 2 year anniversary of running. My weight is coming back down and I am feeling great physically. I honestly can’t complain…
Have an awesome day.