Still following that Asics plan for my 10 mile race in January. This week, I’m running slowly while building up mileage. Didn’t quite manage to slow down to a 12.40 pace, but basically did the distance.
I managed to keep the pace slow, though. And any time I felt just the slightest bit of strain in my legs, I pulled right back. I seemed to get a bit overexcited going through the park on the way home (you can see my pace and HR increasing for a bit at the end). But other than that, HR is low throughout. If anything, I found it a bit dull, if I’m honest, but I just kept telling myself that I don’t want to get injured.
But I do want to build up my mileage. And I know I can only do that by going slow for a while. Train slow, run fast and all that…
The nice thing about going slower is that I just listen to wahtever comes on to my iPod. This morning, as I ran through the park, I sensed that I was going too fast. Then Witchy Tai To came on, and it helped me to calm right down and just enjoy where I was.
I love this song. It reminds me of long days spent surfing. Coming out of the water salty, wet, exhausted, happy….
A problem with all this running is that J has finally objected to being woken up at silly o’ clock when my alarm goes off for morning runs. Can’t say either of us reacted that well. He was grumpy, I was snappy. It’s not exactly by choice that I’m running at this time. I’m just having to juggle work and family….. And it was he that entered me for the marathon! He must’ve known I was going to have to train for it… But we obviously have to do something that works for everyone.
compromise, juggling, motivation, slowing down, yoga, early mornings, friends, ipods…. running…