Saturday, July 30, 2011

Saturday Morning Run

I had a good run this morning. 7 miles at a pace which I would describe as my "Half Marathon" pace. It was probably my best "long" run in over a month. I got out early before it got too hot and was able to keep a fairly consistent pace, although I was a bit faster at the beginning and end of the run. Overall, July has been a disappointing month as far as running between vacation and the heat. I don't think I took a step back, but I didn't progress as I did in June.

I think, as long as I'm not too sore, that I will try to get out again tomorrow morning. I'd love to do a faster, shorter run (more 5k pace) but we'll see.


  1. I've posted this on my blog before but this time it's for you Josh:

    From Once a Runner:

    "People conceptualize conditioning in different ways. Some think it's a ladder straight up. Others see plateaus, blockages, ceilings. I see it as a geometric spiraling upward, with each spin of the circle taking you a different distance upward. Some spins may even take you downward, just gathering momentum for the next upswing. Sometimes you will work your fanny off and see very little gain; other times you will amaze yourself and not really know why."

    I believe that for all of us!!

  2. Thanks Matt! I'm glad I can count on you for some guidance and inspiration. This passage makes sense to me. I think that I may sometimes have a negative tone on this blog, but that isn't how I actually feel. I am happy to be off the couch and have the opportunity to participate in something like a Crim 10 Mile or the Brooksie Way Half Marathon. I never really thought about doing races like that until this year.

    I am actually upbeat and happy with my progress overall. I just get frustrated when I fail to keep up with my schedule or my expectations. The keys to getting better are always a positive attitude and good effort.