Saturday, September 1, 2007

And now for something completely different...

Well, okay, not that different. Those who know me know that I'm a bit of a techno-geek when it comes to running gadgets, timing myself on runs, calculating pace based on windspeed, grade, etc.

Today, I did my 8-miler without a watch or GPS!

My concept was to just go out and run. Steady, strong but without checking my GPS every 15 seconds to see if I needed to lower my stride by 1%.

So thats what I did. The weather was cool again and it was sunny. So it was another great day for a run. Did the same route as yesterday, only in the reverse direction.

The run went very well. No muscle strains. No potential Charlie horses. No cramps in my calves. My thighs felt like they were working, but not overworking. My breathing was even and, while I was running alone, I felt like I could carry on a conversation with someone if I needed to.

The result? 1:02:28 or 7:49 per mile. That's 8 seconds below marathon pace, so it felt pretty good.

Tomorrow I really, really, really need to take it easy! :-)

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