Sunday, November 8, 2009

I felt like I was flying

Seriously. This weather? Loving it.

Today was another mid-November outdoor run that I wore a T-shirt and shorts for. Yes, it was a bit chilly at the start, but by the end? I was warm.

After yesterday, I had planned on just doing a short 2-mile run this afternoon after watching the Packers utterly fail against Tampa Bay. Plans changed though.

I started my run, finished the first mile around 9:45. Not surprising. I tend to go out fast. But I didn't feel winded. The run was actually feeling good. I expected to start to feel it in the second half of the run. So I kept running. And I was still feeling strong.

I made it back to the road by my apartment, just shy of 2 miles, and glanced down at my watch. 18 minutes, 16 seconds. Huh? Speedy. And I still felt really good. So instead of taking a right towards home I kept going straight. Tacked on another mile and would have considered more, but it was starting to get dusky out.

Finished up the 3 miles in 29 minutes, 39 seconds. I was flying. And I felt good.

Maybe the treadmill work I've been doing the past couple of weeks is starting to do some good. That or the wings I've now got due to the unfortunate haircut are making me speedy.


Suzy said...

I'm always happy on the rare occasion when the Packers are on TV where I live. The problem is I've had to watch them loose two weeks in a row. Not good. Congrats on a good run. Although your wings may be helping you I'd put more weight into the treadmill work you've done!

Carolina John said...

very good! speed is a good thing. i found the treadmill gives you the most control over speed (interval and tempo) workouts. it's a huge help if you use it right.

TX Runner Mom said...

Way to go on your run! Glad to hear other folks also train on the treadmill. BTW, I found your blog via Viv's blog.