Still Committed!

Another great week for running has come and gone. The weather was kind and I enjoyed every minute of each run. I mainly ran by feel in all of my runs, but it seems that I might need to do a fitness test to determine my new ‘easy’ pace.

Week of December 14,

Day 1/4 Distance: 8.9 km Avg pace: 6:11/km

Day 2/4 Distance: 8.47 km Avg pace: 6:03/km

Day 3/4 Distance: 10:06 km Avg pace: 6:44/km

It’s Coffee Run time!  We ran this at a nice comfortable, conversational pace.

I have been eager to get out and run each day. Having the right mindset has been key!

Day 4/4 Distance: 4.78 km Avg pace: 7:33/km

We cut this one shorter than our scheduled distance. The light drizzle did not bother us. The temperature was ideal for me and I felt strong, easily getting lost in my thoughts at this easy pace.

Running Goals: Are You Interested or Committed?

This has been a good week of again running consistently to plan, after having missed roughly three weeks, initially due to a lower back issue, then subsequently ‘buried’ by work commitments. In retrospect, I probably could have gotten out for some runs once my back felt better.

Day 1/4 Distance: 6.03 km Avg pace: 5:53/km

Interested or Committed?

I recently listened to a Marathon Training Academy podcast featuring mindset expert, John Assaraf. The co-hosts and guest discussed the difference between being ‘interested’ in or ‘committed’ to achieving a goal or goals. This mindset message was timely for me as I pursue my long-term running goals.

I planned on running at my slower pace as I eased back into training, but I couldn’t seem to rein myself in.

Day 2/4 Distance: 6.02 km Avg pace: 5:49/km

This was supposed to be another ‘easy’ day! I felt great, nonetheless.

Day 3/4 Distance: 9.38 km [planned: 8.00 km] Avg pace: 6:48/km

Though I planned on 8 km, it’s so easy to get swept up in the excitement of running with a group.

Day 4/4 Distance: 12.13 km [planned: 10 km] Avg pace: 7:24/km

Garmin running stats
Finally an Easy Day!

I probably could have slowed my pace down further, but all-in-all, an enjoyable run under overcast skies and a brisk wind at times.