WHOAH! I just ran for 50 minutes!!! Today I planned to go out for a very leisurely slow run, and not worry so much about speed like I had been the last week. (Plus my technique for working on speed was completely wrong anyway.) So I ran slowly…and felt like I was never going to reach the end of the course, but I tell you what – I think it was the most enjoyable run I’ve ever had. The sun was just setting so there was a nice sunset out over the lake, the weather was awesome and not cold, and I felt GREAT! I didn’t have to speed up my breathing at all the *entire* time, even when I went up the hill. So I did the 5K, and felt fine, so I figured I should just keep going. I ended up doing 7K! And I only stopped because it was dark and I had other stuff I needed to do. That’s crazy business! And yeah, I was totally running really slowly, but MAN! 7K is a lot more than I’ve ever done! Ever!! Whoohoo!!!!
FIFTY MINUTES! March 27, 2006