4 years ago
Sunday, December 5, 2010
hitting my stride
Paul, today it got easier.
I have revamped my training. I have become a devotee of Hal Higdon and adding lots of cross and weight training on top of his advanced program. Quite frankly, it's made me tired and sore. Today was my first long run in a while. I was a little nervous. I so, so, so wanted all my work to pay off, even just a little.
It was only ten miles, but today I ran my first negative split. For those of you who aren't runners, that means the second half of my run was faster than the first half. I have never done this before, maybe accidentally on a short run, but never, ever on a long run. By the end of a long run I am dying. Dying. Regardless of the distance, ten or twenty, dying. Not today. My last mile was more than a minute faster than my first and I felt amazing. Best runners' high ever. Seriously, ever.
I bounced out of the Y, strutted to my car, finally, finally, finally felt like a real runner.