Tired of Titles

21 May

For the second night in a row I was in bed by 8:30 pm. On top of that I am out like a light, dead to the world. But, the flip side is that I wake up rested and ready for my run or cross-training workout. This morning was no exception. One necessary component to early running is coffee. I don’t need a full 8 oz (or 12 oz in my case as I have a huge coffee mug) just a few sips will do the trick. Soon enough I’m out the door, I press the start button on the Garmin, and voila! I’m off and running.

I had no plans this morning. I wasn’t even sure what mileage I would run. I’ve said this before, I don’t even know which route I’ll run until I’m actually on my run and making these decisions on the fly. This morning I started off up the hill, as usual, and when I got to the intersection I turned left instead of going straight. I haven’t hit the other neighborhood lately. This is a good route to run because it’s all downhill for a half mile and on the way home it’s a half mile uphill, making it a really challenging run. This is one of my favorite routes to gauge my fitness because if I can make it up the half mile hill without changing my pace then I am doing well.

I ended up with 3.5 miles in 29:24, same exact pace as yesterday, 8:24.

“Live hard and run strong.” – sneakersister
(yea, that’s my motto)

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6 Responses to “Tired of Titles”

  1. joyRuN May 21, 2009 at 6:57 pm #

    Excellent pace there! I loved loved loved being in bed by 8:30p. I might do it tonight if I can get off the interwebs & tidy up before then.

  2. Mel-2nd Chances May 21, 2009 at 11:34 pm #

    sometimes ‘no plan’ is the best plan. well done.

  3. Colin Hayes May 22, 2009 at 12:57 pm #

    Good for you, for being spontaneous with your running. I’m very much NOT that way. I inspire to be more like that, though. Problem is, I don’t have a Garmin and I tend to (ridiculously enough) get a bit anal about my mileage. The one time I didn’t give a rip was a few years back while vacationing on the Oregon coast. Three mornings in a row, I got up very early and went for 45 min. runs up and down the beach. No iPod, just the mist and sound of the waves. Yes, I kept track of time, but had no way to determine mileage, yet they were three of my most enjoyable runs ever. I guess there’s a lesson there.

  4. sneakersister May 22, 2009 at 2:03 pm #

    Mel, lately I’ve just been “going with the flow” in regards to my running. I’m really looking forward to the structure of a plan in June but at the same time, I really love the non-structure of my base building.Colin, hmmmm, I think you should do one run a week by feel, no watches, no tracking, just go out and run how you want, for how long you want, and see what happens. What do you think?

  5. Colin Hayes May 22, 2009 at 3:30 pm #

    That’s not a bad idea…but you know what my first thought was when I read your comment? “But how would I document that?” Yes, it’s a sickness. But seriously, I really like the idea. I could see me doing that on a dirt trail rather than in an urban setting so I could totally “zen-out”. I’ll report back…;-)

  6. sneakersister May 22, 2009 at 3:36 pm #

    LOL, you’re funny. Just call it a zen run and guesstimate your time.

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