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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Return to Running

Last night, I got my first run done in a week. I just did 3 miles, and I didn't bring along Garmy (partially because I knew I wanted to take it slow and easy, and partially because sometimes it's just nice to run without the numbers), but it was a good run. It felt good to get out there and feel the familiar exertion of running.

Tonight, I hope to once again hit the road and get another run in, maybe a 4 miler. I don't have any specific training plan right now (not signed up for any particular races yet between now and the end of the year -- that's a long stretch, so I'm sure I'll fill it), but I do want to resume my regular 5 runs a week with a slightly longer run in the middle of the week and a long(ish) run on the weekend.

I need routine; otherwise, the running feels like it lacks purpose and that's always when I slack off. Best to return to a base and then register for a couple of spring races. Perhaps I will soon be using my $300 airline voucher!

11 comments:

The 311 Boys Mom said...

I love flying vouchers.

they make a vacation worth it!!

We get them for Orlando almost every trip & the next flight is always within 75 minutes. So that & the $300- voucher, our air is more than paid for for the next trip!!!

Viv said...

I know what you mean on the gap on the calender.

That would be cool to use your voucher for a destination race.

Have fun with four tonight! That is awesome you run 5 days a week.

AnthonyP said...

Way to get back into the swing of things. Enjoy tonight's 4-miler.

Mendy said...

Looks like you may be able to do VA beach afterall. No pressure.... :-) I think sometimes it's nice to go for a run without technology. That's the way we used to do it before we got a little bit more serious.

RunnerGirl said...

Great job getting right back into the routine. I've been a little off myself and its gonna kick my butt to get going again!

teacherwoman said...

Nice job on the run. It's nice to have some sort of training schedule for the structure!

Christine said...

pick a fun race to train for! Always seems to keep me on track!

J~Mom said...

I don't know why I am so number obsessed with my Garmin. I need to try running without now and then.

Marcy said...

Oy, I'm like Lisa I HAVE to have Garmin at all times and then afterwards I wish I didn't bring it :-X

Ohhh girl I hear you. I think that is what I need as well, a race in the calendar. My running has been totally lagging :-X

Crystal said...

Yeah, I agree about the garmin. I find myself checking it every few minutes to see how I'm doing. Finally used the heart monitor the other night so I checked it nonstop. Ah, the obsession!

Lori said...

Vouchers are gooooood! LOL You could do a cool race with that puppy.