Apr 8, 2007

I'm back...

...from Hawaii at least. But the running is slowly coming around too. Hawaii was beautiful. We spent most of our time on Kauai, mostly in the pool and exploring for waterfalls, beaches and big waves. Luckily, on Kauai none of those are hard to find.

I did get out for a couple easy runs while in paradise, just around the resort grounds but that included a stretch by the ocean so it was nice enough. All in all it felt pretty good but I definitely noticed the effect of the heat and humidity. The effort and HR were slightly elevated compared to the pace.

Since returning I've kind of been enjoying running a little more. Mostly I've cut back on the pace in order to get more miles in. I have this half marathon coming up in May. Since I seem not to be able to get in a lot of quality miles, at least I can get boost the quantity of miles. That being said I did have a good run yesterday of 12 miles. The first 8 averaged 7:52 per mile and the last 4 were 7:19. I like to do the fast finish long run occasionally but usually it is too much for me to handle. I think I need to slow up the first part a little bit more so that I can speed up the last part.

Last week I had an odd sort of desire to run; unusual for me. Wednesdays workouts are usually in the evening at the track. However I wanted to run that morning so I got out for a short, slow little run. Thursdays are usually my day off because of the Wednesday nights speed sessions but again I wanted to run. Another short, slow run. Today, Monday, is another normal day off for me and it looks like it will stay that way. I wonder if this motivation will continue.

1 comment:

Ingo said...

Welcome back AZ! Looks like the little break did wonders - at least as far as motivation goes! Man, you have to tell me more about Hawaii - the picture looks awesome!