Friday, May 22, 2009

Running again!

3 miles 7:59 pace

Yay!  I’m running again.  I decided that my cough/cold had subsided to an ever present need to clear my throat so I would let myself try a few miles.  It went great.  It felt really good to crank out a few miles.  My legs weren’t tired and the miles didn’t seem to be overly difficult.  In fact, I tried some “strides” (which I just learned about a week or so ago) which are controlled accelerations for, in my case, 0.15 miles.  I ran my “strides” at 6:00 pace and the rest of the miles alternating between 8:00 and 8:30 pace.  Gosh, it feels good to be back.  (That last sentence reminded me of the song in the movie “Office Space”…  “Damn it feels good to be a gangsta…”)

I'm in a good place right now. TGIF

I the spirit of running again, here are a few pictures of me ‘in action’ at Fargo.  I accidentally pulled these from the marathon picture website, but honestly may buy two of them.


Pat said...

love the picture on the right. It's a keeper. And any picture with 3:31 in it has to go on a wall.

aron said...

omgosh love the pic on the right :)

glad you are feeling better and running again!

Rural Runner E said...

Glad you got in a run. I know it can be miserable not being able to run due to illness, but take it slow so you do not lose more time. Have a good weekend

Kelly said...

Great photos! I must be oblivious when I run, cause I always miss the photographers and end up looking spaced-out.

sRod said...

Good work on those pictures. I swear they wait until I'm comely zoned out to snap pictures of me during races.