Friday, June 12, 2009

Nice and slow

Went out for a run this morning. I turned the Garmin on when I started running and then didn't look at it again until I was done. I wanted to run nice and relaxed without pushing myself to go faster. My goal was to do something a bit longer than the 3-milers I've been doing since the Bayshore half, but I didn't want to go all out since I have a race tomorrow plus it just felt like a good day for a relaxed run.

I hit the rail trail and ran until I felt like turning around, then ran some more and did a little random neighborhood running, too. When I bought my condo 15 years ago when I was tubby and inactive, I had no idea how wonderful it would be to have that rail trail a mere 1/4 mile from my front door. I love it! They've expanded it in the last several years so I could go a good 12-14 miles or so from end to end if I wanted to (with a couple of scary-ass road crossings in there).

Weather was perfect this morning - low 50s and sunny. A delightful day all in all, and lots of people out enjoying the trail with me. When I got home I expected to see maybe 4 1/2 miles on the Garmin, but it turns out I ran 5 1/4. Loved every minute of it.


P.O.M. said...

Congrats on the great run and breaking the 10-min mile pace. I never thought I would be able to either. Next thing ya know, you're breakin 9:30. Then 9:00! I swear. I read somewhere that women peak with their running later than men.

Cathy said...

Thank you! I've only been running for a year so I figure I still have a lot of improving ahead of me.

chris mcpeake said...

Way to extend your mileage. I could never turn on the garmin and not look at it until I was done. Only way that happens is if I leave it at home. Good job