GPdrums || Marathon Drummer

Running on New Year’s Day

Posted in Marathon Training by gpdrums on January 1, 2009

I did 2.6 miles in 36 minutes and my time is improving everyday. What more can I ask?

When I went to bed before midnight last night, I was not sure if I would run in the morning before or after the sun came up. Turns out, I forgot to turn off the alarm on my Blackberry. I rolled on out of bed at 0540, stretched my back, and hit the road. After my run, I walked for about 5 minutes and stretched for about 10 minutes.

I discovered Log Your Run last night and mapped out a nice 2.6 mile course for today. The only reason for 2.6 was because I mapped yesterday’s 35 minute run and knew how far I went. Anyway, it’s a neat tool. I’m sure there are more sites out there that do the same thing, but this one was quick and to-the-point.

I had no startling revelations on today’s run. I just ran. My form was better, my pace was better, my breathing better… I actually had a better idea what was happening to me from a physiological standpoint–and psychological for that matter…

However, I did realize that 26.2 miles is a lot further than I thought–As for this morning, I don’t particularly care to imagine running nine more 2.6 mile runs. I’ll get there.

Happy New Year.

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