AM: 8 Miles, 48:20, Fruit Loop, Blvd PM: 5 Miles, No Time, Blvd
Today was one of the coldest days of the year. This morning when we hit the roads it was 12 degrees with the wind, and she was blowin I tell ya. So I was expecting a slow slog and what I actually got was an earful of tunes from the shuffle and a completely blissful morning training session. I thought I was running 7 minute pace so I was indeed pleasantly surprised to see I was in fact running close to 6 minute pace. I can't and refuse to try to understand it.
In the PM it felt even colder so I decided to leave the watch at home and do a trusty 5 mile loop as slow as I felt while listening to Radiohead on my shuffle. I think I ran pretty quick considering I was listening to "Reckoner" and running with a smile on my face and an overwhelming desire to start singing out loud. With this much energy I must have been running pretty fast.
So another double day in the bag and officially, after 5 weeks, I have achieved stage one in the return to fitness. That is I may have no pace but the actual task of running steady is easy and I feel like I can run as long and as fast as I need to right now. Positive and very encouraging.
In other news, my main man Mr John Clark of Skinny Raven in Anchorage, AK has decided to join the world of Blog and bring his skilled writing to the cult. Of course he needs to make up for those of us with little or no skills in expressing what we mean using the written word. Take a trip over to his blog.
I am slightly overwhelmed with music right now and I'm starting to think that there may be something wrong with me. I want to stay up all night listening to new music and I get slightly depressed when I have to sleep because I feel like I am missing out on something. I bought a new Bret Easton Ellis novel today which should help. Its his 1994 book, "The Informers". The only one I have not yet read. So with that, keep up the good energy and I bid you good night,