Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Easy 5

Today we were in line for an easy, breezy 5 miles. And you know what? It did go pretty easy. And, actually, a little breezy.

It's kind of nice that 5 miles is getting easy. I had been feeling each and every one of those five miles in the Tuesday runs, which never seemed quite right (because, in theory, this is supposed to be an "easy run"). I'm not sure if it was due to not recovering properly from the long run, or if it was because of Monday's volleyball, or if I just sucked, but the Tuesday easy 5 usually felt like I was running on little peg legs (and not the bouncy kind).

But now we've had 5 miles at pace go really well (on Sunday) and today's run went really well and that makes two runs of this distance in a row that were a success. It's kind of exciting. It feels like an accomplishment.

Our goal for the marathon training is for our ten mile runs to be both easy and breezy as well because, with the silly summer schedule we are facing, we are going to not want to be tired after our mid-week runs. An easy 5 makes it seem like we are almost halfway to an easy 10 which would be a little bit of alright.

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Well, this was a really exciting entry. I just talked about the numbers 5 and 10 for half a page.

For those of you who were wise enough to just skip to the bottom of the post when I mentioned the words "5 miles" for the third time, here is the summary: Run went well, looking forward to lots of great runs in the future.

Go Cubs.

7 comments:

Nicole said...

Great progress - Keep up the good work. How's the new read so far?

LeahC said...

The new read is good. It's about Captain Cook who sailed and charted a lot of the pacific islands. Apparently a lot of his measurements and maps lasted until 1990 and this story takes place in the 18th century! My dad is a sailor so it's an interesting. The author is really funny too. I'll have a full review when I'm finished with it.

Kendra said...

I'm definitely going to check out some of the books you and Jason have read. Thanks for the congrats. You guys are welcome to visit me in LI whenever you like!

LeahC said...

You might really like The Way the Crow Flies, but I am warning you it's really sad. Story told through the eyes of an 8 year old in the early 60's. Her dad works for the air force in Canada and so her life then, lots about the Cold War and such. Check it out if you get the chance.

Tara said...

Congrats on the accomplishment. 5 miles is still quite HARD for me. Sometimes I get excited if 3 miles feels easy. Hopefully that will increase with time. I second the book updates...I'm always looking for a good read!

LeahC said...

Hi Tara-

Glad you like our book reviews....keep in mind that I like most what I read, but maybe writing book reviews can help refine my book reporting skills :-)

I think the comfort zone vs distance comes with time. you'll get there!

Bob said...

You guys rock!