I’m having to re-learn how to run easy again. When my program says to do an easy run it means run it slowly ie 6 min/km pace. And yet this is an unbelievably hard thing for me to do. I always start my scheduled easy runs with the intention of doing them easy but somewhere along the way I seem to forget this and pick up the pace until I’m doing a hard run. Not quite what the program said!
Not all my runs are easy – there is a time and place for the harder runs ie tempo or intervals. But there is also a time and place for easy runs and it is this I need to learn and do. And so this afternoon I did an easy run averaging around 5.50 min/km pace for 10 km. It was still quite warm at 5pm when I started my run so it wasn’t too difficult to stick to a slowish pace. And I had run 22 km yesterday so there was no need to beat myself up today. I have a couple of harder runs scheduled during the week.
Met Ruth and Mr B for coffee at Kingston and Co, and then I had a leisurely walk home. Its been a long time since I’ve walked home from the Mall so it was interesting to see what had changed on the route to home.
Tomorrow – a swim early in the morning and then I have to think about what to pack for a week in Melbourne. Mr N and I will be seeing The Hobbit in the afternoon and then later in the evening enjoying the NYE revelries with good friends, to see in the new year.
“Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s.” - Billy Wilder