Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Running in autumn

After I signed up for Hyannis on Sunday, it seemed like a good idea to get more runs in outside. My hope is that I will start running OUTSIDE in the mornings, before work. It's easy enough on the treadmill, but when I run outside, I seem to need a lot of time to get my head together, my stuff and finally set off - naturally after checking my email and facebook.
So far this week I have been out twice, and it is really good to run outdoors at the moment. The colours in New England during autumn are incredible, and it is still quite mild. However, I have not quite managed the early start I was hoping for, so hopefully tomorrow will be a charm! I have already set out the espresso moka and my clothes, now all I have to do is set the alarm and I should be good.
I took the week off from my programme as I found I needed a bit of a rest, and just needed to go for straight runs. So no speed or hills this week. I have tried a few fartleks during my runs, but nothing really structured. I am enjoying the simplicity of these runs, but most of all, I hope to have established a bit of a pattern that will make it easier next week when I go back to the programme and running outdoors.
On a different note, I did not sign up for a Turkey Trot this year, reason being that I would like to do my run tomorrow that is earlier than 11 am. I am also planning a nice lunch, so would like to do everything with a degree of calm, rather than the mad rush that it was after last year's race. Well, that's it for the moment, I am excited about the run tomorrow....

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the kind words. You're right. The legs are amazing and I'll do great in my 10K tomorrow. I am hoping to get through this funk soon. I have a 20 miler on Saturday so I'll see how that goes and then decide on a marathon and send in the check.