Thursday, October 01, 2009

Fall running

Did a 6 miler after school yesterday in the cool fall weather! I realized 5 minutes in that I'd forgotten my iPod, but I didn't miss it at all. I ran an old route I used to love (probably for a nice long gradual downhill stretch I always feel strong in). Slower probably than usual (about a 9:45, relaxed pace) but lately I always seem to start runs consciously slow. I think it might be a fear that I can't sustain a fast pace, or that it'll hurt too much, but maybe it's good thing that I'm letting myself warm up a bit and mentally get into the run first. At any rate, I had fun and felt good.

5 comments:

jsmarslender said...

I miss fall running! Perfect for the lungs and the legs...

Angela and David Kidd said...

Glad you are feeling better! I wish I felt the same way about fall. It just makes me think "Soon it will be snowing."

X-Country2 said...

I love that "it felt good" feeling. Yay fall!

Natalie D said...

Love fall running! glad you had a good run!

Angela said...

Yay, good to hear! Your blog is so inspiring to me. I have RA, and have just gotten up to being able to run at 5 mph, which is a huge coup for me. 'm in a good mood right now because I discovered the ChiliPad. It's a mattress pad that lets you cool down (or heat up) your bed, any temperature between 46 and 118 degrees. Other than soothing inflammation, the best thing about is is it brings the pain threshold below what will wake me up - so I'm able to get more sleep at night, which in turn reduces my pain.