April proved to be a pretty fun and entertaining month. I got to meet Barefoot Ted, Christopher McDougall, and Prof. Lieberman…I’m like a giant Born To Run groupie!
Joking aside, I learned a lot from watching and listening in these sessions. Most importantly they served to reinforce my approach to running. My slow and easy build of miles to ensure great technique and provide for actual enjoyment while running seems to be working and now I’ve met people who its’ worked for as well!
Speed’s Been Visiting
I’ve been kind of fast (for me anyways) lately…On Friday the 23rd I was out on a lunch run (a pretty hilly course) and glanced at the Garmin after mile 1 and noticed I was in the 7′s and the body was firing on all cylinders. What to do in that situation???? Make it a race! So I finished the 5k in 24:17 or 7:50/mile…felt pretty bad ass!
Above is my build of monthly cumulative miles. I’ve been sitting in this zone around 15 miles/week for a few months now and to be honest, it feels kind of right for my body at the moment. The next natural step I see is for 18 miles/week and getting at that 70 miles/month marker. We’ll see how the body feels and if we can push there in the next couple months.