Finally, it got to the point where I just needed to go for a run to burn off some excess energy and give the old brain a break.
So I ran the same 3.1 mile course. Only this time I didn’t start my running application, just my stopwatch. I purposely slowed myself down at a couple of different points of the run because I was going faster than I wanted to.
I had a good strong run and really like my new Zensa Calf Sleeves (which I purchased yesterday) – which will become something that I wear a lot when running. They are snug, not super tight and are very comfortable.
Once I got back, I went on the treadmill again. The iSmoothRun app, doesn’t do too well on the treadmill and the time/distance were off. But that is okay, I did another 1.0 mile progression run of
- .25 @ 7.5 MPH
- .25 @ 8.2 MPH
- .25 @ 9.0 MPH
- .25 @ 10.0 MPH
I just want to keep myself moving a little faster and work on some leg turnover. After doing some faster work on the treadmill, I might have to look a little closer at joining a gym and going a couple of times a week, to work on my speed. Something that I want to think more about.
Overall, the runs today were very good. I may not run real fast at these races, but I am happy with my preparations.