Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sunday run

It was a glorious one - everything about it felt right to the same degree as everything last Tuesday felt off. I should pay more attention to how I feel...

At some point during the night I (sensibly) decided to turn off the alarm I'd set for 6:30 and instead sleep as long as I needed to. By the time I woke up, it was 9:30, so I didn't have time for either a two-hour bike-run brick or a two-hour run (I need to be out of here by noon to get the train to Philadelphia to see my BRAND NEW NIECE!). I decided just to do six miles at a comfortable pace, and try and get back on track tomorrow.

It is the most gorgeous day - sunny, crisp and clear, mid-60s - my heart thrills to the more Antarctic end of the spectrum, really my favorite runs are in blustering windy adventurous weather, but this is pretty much perfect running weather by more CONVENTIONAL standards. I felt very strong and fit, though there is quite a bit of work to be done in terms of speed.

6 miles (avg HR 152, max 163)

I think I'll do a 2+ hour ride tomorrow morning earlyish in Central Park, some kind of swim in the evening (amazingly the pool is open over the holiday weekend) and then a 2-hour run on Tuesday morning...

2 comments:

Wendy said...

A lie-in was necessary!

Sounds like your run was great. Now ENJOY your visit!!!!

Danielle in Iowa said...

I love good runs like that! We have been having divine weather lately and I am sad that it will go away soon! But then even better fall and winter weather will come!