What a difference a day makes

Yesterday I rolled out of bed at 6:00 and took off in the cold and dark for a 10 miler. I did ok, but it was tough. My legs weren’t very loose and my range of motion seemed quite limited.

Today I ran in the middle of the day – in shorts for the first time this year (62 deg!). The legs were happy! I don’t think they like being bound up in tights very well. My stride was relaxed and free, and my pace was quick with less effort than yesteday. In fact, my average pace per mile was 1:40 faster, and it was a whooole lot easier.

I actually felt like a runner today, running… Instead of a cyclist trying to run. It was awesome!

I was trying hard to hold back for the first four miles, because this is supposed to be an easy/rest week, but I couldn’t take it anymore and let it rip at the turnaround. I did the second half 6 minutes faster than the first. Man, that felt good!

Posted on February 11, 2007, in run, training. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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