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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Two Miles (or 1.56?) of New Year's Resolve

2.0 miles 18:30 (9:15/mile)

total: 2.0 miles

30°F
Current: Cloudy
Wind: NE at 9 mph
Humidity: 59%
course: neighborhood loop

Four laps around. My GPS watch seems to be reading wrong, as it thinks I did 1.56 miles. Now, all other distances are in question.

Today's goal was just to get it done. I'm swamped with a t-shirt, sweatshirt and running jacket, plus tights and wind pants, as well gloves and hat. My form is close to a glorified shuffle, my stride is shorter than a dachshund's, and my arm movement equals that of a chair.

Got it done. Steady pace. It turned out a little faster than yesterday morning, but I expect my pace will jump as I find my running legs.

Legs ached a modest amount, even with just one mile. No great pain: just fat fighting back. I'm glad I am starting slow. My brain says, "Faster, farther," but this would only end in disaster.

6 comments:

David Dane said...

I can appreciate that new picture of you...

Mike R said...

Was wondering when you would get back at it. Forget about your weight. Just run. It seems like sometimes you have been thinking too much and not running enough. Good luck and stay healthy.

Resilient Hawk said...

I think you are right, Mike.

Resilient Hawk said...

In fact, all I intend to do this week is get out there each morning, put in a couple miles, then get to work. Right now (Sunday), my legs ache a little, but no big deal. At this point, I just need to get it done.

Looks like you've a sturdy goal for the summer, looking for a sub-18 (http://runninghurt.blogspot.com/). How's the Achilles? I've never dealt with that one.

Mike R said...

Achilles injuries no fun...impatience and stupidity (of which I'm in great supply) can set you back months. So far holding up well. No raquetball, basketball or tennis though---very deadly for achilles---though my wife says I'm too old for those things anyway. I hate when she's right but makes crosstraining more challenging.

Kristi said...

Good for you! It really is hard to get back in the groove after a hiatus...same place I am!