Thursday, January 27, 2011

A Nice Ten Mile Run

I set out to run ten miles today with the intention of not pushing my speed, which can get me very emotional when I run.....when I feel my body pushing for a personal best time, and when I know it's not the "right day" to go that hard, I can get very scared when I run. No fun! What am I doing that for? Save it for the day I am feeling the great mojo! I don't have to prove anything to anyone, just keep myself healthy.
So I ran with purpose: Stay off the speed and focus on form and enjoyment. And I succeeded! And my time was still good: I averaged 6:50 per mile. Still two seconds under my cut-off time for running a sub-90 minute half marathon. Just reducing the speed from a 6:35/6:40 type of run to what I ran today lets me relax so much. I need to remember that......

3 comments:

Beckywrkm said...

That is awesome! It can be hard to "slow" down and not compete against yourself! Great job!

Sherri said...

Rob, nice job! As always you inspire those of us who are new or relatively new to running. I mean that...and not the type of inspiration that involves trying to match your awesome pace, but the type of inspiration that leads us to find our own pace and to play with its edge and to understand that the pace can change day to day depending on where we're at...good stuff, man! Sidenote: Give Jen a big hello from me!

Rob Johansen said...

Thanks, Sherri and Becky! We had a good Project meeting after yoga this morning....feels good to be back in the swing of yoga and mentoring!
Jen says a big hello back!!!
xo