What a way to start off the week. Brutal wind gusts up over 50 mph and rain here in NJ. Not exactly the safest conditions to run outside in. When I saw large trees knocked down, branches falling, and items being blown into the roads, I thought twice. I didn’t want to be like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, floating around in the wind. So, I decided today was a good day to go to the gym and hit the treadmill.
I woke up a tiny bit sore still from Saturday’s long 8.05 mile run but not bad at all. I was expecting to be more sore. I knew the easier paced, shorter distance run scheduled would do the trick and it did.
I went to the gym, hopped on the treadmill, put some U2 on, and went to work. Walked for 3 minutes, then ran for 43 minutes and walked for 4 minutes. I ran 4.45 miles and did a total of 4.85 miles. I worked up a hell of a sweat too. Felt really good.
I had to hold myself back from cranking up the speed. I’m still teaching myself that not everyone run I do has to be a buckle up hell on wheels run. I’m learning the importance of keeping my legs fresh. Getting there.