Lastnight, I had a really good run.
And it totally worked.
(I know, right?)
I logged an easy 3.5 on the treadmil – although I felt like I could have gone FOREVER. I ran at an easy pace and kept my heart rate in low zone 3 – perfect for training and longer distances.
I got into a rhythm right away.
My playlist was rockin’.
My legs felt good. A little stiff and sore (maybe a 3 on a scale of 1-10), and I had no pain. My hips were a little tight, but nowhere NEAR the pain I felt last week.
In the last mile, I kicked the pace. I ended up running MUCH faster, much longer than I have before. I reached an intense runner’s high (ahhhh-mazing!) and finished with a huge, stupid grin across my face.
I came home and made “dinner”. And I say “dinner” because it wasn’t REALLY a meal. It was just what my body wanted…. a pear, 2 oranges (Cara-Cara and Blood Orange), and a baked potato.
I have no idea how our long-run is going to go on Saturday. I think we’ll do either 4 or 5. Our official OFFICIAL half-marathon training starts Monday (2/6) and I’m getting REALLY excited to talk more about the upcoming races for 2012!
This weekend, I’m looking forward to running, cleaning (yes, cleaning AGAIN), watching the Superbowl (and Puppy-Bowl) and relaxing.
Do you have any plans for the weekend?