Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Good training run
I had a great training run yesterday. I've been needing lots of naps lately. Maybe because I'm waking up earlier. Anyway, I was able to get a nice nap in, wake up and have a snack, digest and then get ready to run. Jason came with me, which was awesome. We did a simple 4 mile total, out-and-back trail run in the Rose Canyon, next to our apt. The canyon can be very hot but the sun was going down (6 pm) so the weather was perfect. I love the desert/beach weather around here. It cools off so nicely! I felt sore at the beginning but loosened up as we ran. I maintained a nice, comfortable pace the whole way and felt strong and pain-free. It's mostly uphill the whole way back but I actually felt strong and peppy the entire way back too. First time that's happened. I was able to maintain good form going uphill, arms swinging loosely, legs up, back and head up, good tempo. I'm definitely getting stronger. Afterwards, I was going to do weights but scratched a 2nd workout b/c I still felt significantly sore from Sunday's weight-lifting session. I eliminated this work-out guilt-free b/c I knew it was the right thing for my body. Instead, I went to bed early and got some extra sleep. It's all good.