Stats for 3/19:
level run, slight drizzle and wind
As a fairly new runner I realize on every run that I have NO IDEA what pace I am going. If my Garmin did not guide me I would be across the board with times ranging from 6:30 minute miles to 10+. I am hoping that through training I can develop the internal gauge necessary to run 26 miles without going too fast or too slow.
Spring is nearly here and the Seattle drizzle will be every present. Today I felt like I was puddle hopping to avoid soggy sneakers. I am due for a new pair. Ironic that my Gel Nimbus shoes, named after a cloud, seem to soak in the water from the grey puffs dripping above. I am hoping to make it to the local running store to get fitted for a good pair of water resistant shoes.
I LOVE to have music on my run.
I realized that the play list that I selected, with the help of my best friend, is not running quality. During my short 23:45 I must have skipped about 10 songs. Imagine the distraction as my training mileage increases. My iPod is a tiny shuffle with no option for sophisticated play lists for speed, cool-down, etc. A few months back I asked some fellow runners and friends to send song ideas for running. I think I am going to have to pay for a few and load tunes worthy of joining me on my training.
6 runs down 58 to go….