Today I got back to working out. Yesterday I took the day off to rest my body. I just wasn't feeling good at all and I didn't want to push myself. I have been running a lot for the last month and I really am enjoying it. I was going to do my circuit today but didn't feel like doing it, so instead I decided on running. I told myself that I would run for 45 mins and that would be a good workout.
The weather here today was a bit chilly. A cold front came through and for the past two days its been long sleeve t-shirts and jeans- that kind of weather. Now, I'm not complaining because just 3 days ago it was humid as hell and I was complaining of it being too hot. I digress... So I bundled myself up, got my ipod gear on, laced up my shoes and was off. As soon as I started running, I noticed that I seemed to be running faster than normal. I was running for the first two laps at a ten minute pace. Not bad. When the third, fourth and fifth lap(s) came around, my mile was down to 8.5-9.5 minute miles. I was trucking and feeling good.
The weather was awesome. The sun was shining and the breeze felt good. I wasn't sweating as much as usual and it was nice. Usually I get sweat in my eyes and it burns. Not fun. My feet felt good, my shins were golden and the rest of my body was feeling good also. I hit the 45 minute mark and I was like, I can go for an hour. I kept running and it was crazy awesome! My feet/legs just kept going and going. They didn't want to stop and I had no problem with that. I noticed around lap 7 going up the last big hill my quads were getting a little tight but I still kept running. I hit an hour and noticed that I was in the home front to finish at my house, I decided not to stop because I was so close. I kept running. I ran for one hour and two minutes! That is the first time I have ran, NON-STOP for an hour plus. I couldn't believe it because I hated running, then I started running and enjoyed it and just finished my first 5k a week ago. Now, I ran for an hour. Holy shit, what is wrong with me right? I thought it was impossible for me to run. I thought it was impossible for me to like running. I thought it was impossible for me to run a 5k. I thought it was impossible for me to run for over an hour-non stop. Put your mind toward something and nothing will be impossible.
I think that I am going to sign up for another 5k in two weeks at a local park not far from my house. I figure since it's close enough, I might as well take advantage of it. How is running going for you? Do you like it/enjoy it/hate it? Do you prefer long or short distance?