Running Update | December 19

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I know I’ve said this before, but I am really feeling like I’m back on track.  This was a good week of running and walking.  For the first time in several weeks, I topped 20 miles…YES!  It was a combination of running and walking but – right now it is working.

I pulled the quote above because yesterday after work, I debated and debated whether or not I should run.  I told myself I wouldn’t regret running but if I didn’t run I would regret it.  I am glad I went out for the run yesterday even though it was on tired legs.

This morning I went out to the track and did some speed work.  This is something that was sadly missing in my workout routine until I pulled my hamstring a few weeks ago.  To show the difference, a few weeks ago when I did a session like this it took 57 minutes. Today I was under 54 minutes.  I was excited about several things today – for one nothing hurt and it felt like I could push – something I haven’t been able to do lately.  I had several laps under 2 minutes which equates to a sub 8 min/mile.  One of those laps was a blazing (for me) 1:54 which would translate to a 7:36 min/mile if I could keep that pace.  I would love to be able to do some consistent laps at that pace.  If I keep with the speed work, I can see that happening.  If the weather cooperates this week, I should have another good week even with the Christmas holiday coming up.

That’s about it for this week – Pressing On!

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