I’ve had four 5 mile days running in a row, and is my body feeling it!
It is interesting that adding a half mile to my run each day has made me feel this way.
What is even more interesting is yesterday I decided to go out slow and just run an easy run. It went as planned. I was in shorts and a T-shirt compared to the last two days where it was below freezing with the wind chill.
Anyway, as the run progressed, I started really feeling well. I felt loose and was enjoying myself overall. Suddenly at the 3.75 mile mark, I kicked into a faster gear. Not sure why, but I just felt really good and felt I had the strength to push it a bit.
As I ran, I just kept going faster. My legs felt strong and my body felt well. I guess it was the closest I have ever felt to a runner’s high. About the 5 mile mark I was ready to call it a day, but it was a cool feeling.
I wonder if running up that mountain a couple times has begun to help my legs and cardio. A 2 mile uphill 800 ft run can do a lot for leg muscles and the 2 mile down hill run can be even harder.
So another week is coming to an end. Either tomorrow or Sunday I’ll be running the mountain again. If I get in my 5 miles today, I’ll end up with about 33 miles for the week, which will be a record since my marathon training.
Have an awesome weekend and enjoy your runs!