“Long Slow Distance” (LSD). Today was my long run of the week and a tad slower than earlier paces at shorter distances. That’s it. No drugs. I do like the song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”. Maybe The Beatles were runners. Eliud Kipchoge? Look him up for all the details but suffice it to say he’s a badass.
Activity: 5 Miles Pace: 10:57/mi Time: 55:20
Gear: Nike Shorts and Shirt (models unknown), Socks? (need to improve my sock game), Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 Shoes (just second run with them), some generic running glasses (don’t like), Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3, Apple AirPods, iPhone X, No Sunblock
Today was an audio guided run with the Nike+Run Club app. I had eliminated music and all the accoutrements like headphones and phone from my runs a few years ago. I gave them a try today for a number of reasons but mostly to get the instruction and help with pacing that I expected from a guided run. I liked having the music. The coaching was okay but more inspirational than educational. Having the phone was more annoying than it was worth. I will be retiring the music, headphones and phone going forward. It’s just my opinion, but running without music or phone is just more zen.
I completed the 5 mile workout. That was the plan. I did it. On to the next.
My two short runs this week were both at the 5k length and each was a PR and more comfortable than I would have previously believed possible. I was so proud each day about the accomplishment of these runs that I was levitating. Ana probably got a little fed up with me as both my PR’s this week are far slower than what she does to open even a 10 mile run. I have told her that she needs to bring a book or a puzzle or something to do after she finishes some of the races that we have planned while she waits for me to finish.
I was surprised to see that it has been over 3 years since I last posted. Most posts in the interim have been 140 characters or less. A lot has changed in that time from our jobs to the kids away at school and making changes around the house. Not the least of which, Ana runs and wakes up regularly at 0430, in the morning, to workout or run no matter the weather.
Ana has been well ahead of me on the get healthy fitness journey as she has made a lifestyle change and I have been on more of a roller coaster over the last few years. I will fill you in on those details in posts to come but suffice it to say that we are having a lot of fun and getting fit and healthier along the way.
Next workout is at 0500 tomorrow at Orangetheory Fitness – Oviedo. Next run is a 4-miler on Tuesday. Next race is a 5k Lululemon Cupid Shuffle in Winter Park on February 10.