Saturday December 28, 2013. Last run of the year.
Oh Christmas season, how you ruin the best-laid plans to progress.
It is easy to forget that I am running under 14 minutes per session, under the Phase One program. It feels like a lot of distance, but time-wise, it really is not.
This will be the last run of 2013. It proves also two things; one, that I need to run more frequently (enough with these 7-10 day gaps) and two, that I need to stretch way more often.
The pacing is really good, and once I got past that first interval, I felt pretty decent. 500m is not 5 minutes of running; the numbers “look” similar but the reality is vastly different. I was out in daylight, pre-noon, and intentionally chose the same/similar route as taken in my first runs back in February…through a very rural area, hilly (but hilly in my favour), and sparsely populated with runners or walkers. Did see a guy on my way back home. He was out for a run, had the pace and movement of a marathoner (or at least, that of those >50 y/o guys who are naught but endurance-machines). Gave him a thumbs-up, one back in return. Do so like the camaraderie of strangers running affords.
I expect to see a lot more people out there after January 1st.