Tonight I did a seven mile progressive run. I wasn’t planning on anthing more than an easy run. Once I got started, I could tell it was a great day for some negative splits. I began with a 9:46 mile and worked my way down to a 7:42. Not bad… I was running on very tired legs and am overall very sleepy but it just felt good to punch it, you know what I mean??
Tomorrow I’m running a a 20 miler. Yikes! I hope to do it in 2:45..that is my overall goal!!! Wish me luck!
I wore a pair of old Adidas sneakers that haven’t been worn since October-ish because my Pureflows have been pretty much stealing the spotlight for all of my runs. It felt really nice to run in them..sort of like running with an old friend, if that makes sense. I adore things that make me feel all warm and fuzzy like that 🙂
Sometimes a run with a familiar pair of sneakers can really take you down memory lane: reminiscing about all the good times (runs) you’ve had together, the problems you’ve worked out as a team (so that PR you got) and the time you decided you were just too tired to go in any further….the sneakers took you there anyways. A great pair of sneakers earns itself an official nickname upon retirement. A name only known to you because only YOU know the hard times they got you through. This pair of sneakers is close to retirement…but they’ve still got a few miles more to go before I bid them adieu 😉
what’s your run this weekend?
Run Free, Run Strong!