6 miles a day… That is my new run.
In order to make this easier for me psychologically, I kept my 5 mile run in tact and added a mile at the beginning. So now, after the first mile my mind thinks I’m still running my old run. In fact it went so well yesterday that I ran 6 miles at 8:23, which is one of my best paces for my 5 mile run and my last mile yesterday was under 8:00 mile.
I am really working on “riding my run”. I wrote quickly about this the other day, but I am concentrating on letting my legs run and my body rest. The more relaxed I am the easier and faster I can run without as much effort. Mentally it is like my body is riding my legs rather than my whole body trying to get me going. That may not make sense, but it really seems to help me.
I have a meeting all day Saturday, so my (possibly last before my half) mountain run will have to wait until Sunday. That is usually the way things work, but I wish I could do the mountain run Saturday. Just my preference.
Also I got our hotel for the Country Music Half Marathon in Nashville, TN yesterday. Not cheap, but not a bad price. Everything is set and I’m running better then ever in my 350 mile Brooks. I can’t wait to get my new pair – unfortunately they won’t be in until next week. That won’t give me long to break them in before the race…
Life is good.