Monday, March 11, 2013

TrainingTruths: Running Gives You Freedom

Congrats to Sassy Bands winners Erin S., Kasy, and Mindy! Check your emails!

Last week was unusually busy, and I was tired. My normal running days schedule went out the window completely, but not the miles. I love that with running you can decide when to run, determine your pace, choose your course, and think about whatever you want. 

TrainingTruth: Running gives you freedom

THURS: This was my first workout of the week. I laced up my shoes with trepidation about how it was going to go after "resting" for five days. I decided to run on the treadmill (just in case) and choose a 6x800 workout. Other than initially flip-flopping the order of run/recover, I felt pretty good. I'm still doubting the pace of my treadmill, but going by effort I feel like I did a good interval run.


FRI: I don't usually run two days in a row (I fear injury), but with an unexpected snow day, I couldn't resist. This gave me a chance to catch up on the miles I lost at the beginning of the week. Since there was a snow storm going on, I choose the treadmill again and just ran. I didn't go with a planned distance or pace or workout. I just ran. When I felt like stopping, I did.


SUN: We pushed our Saturday long run to Sunday. This was our final long run before the NYC Half Marathon. Since Central Park has hills, lots of rolling hills, we chose a long route that also had some hills. It felt really good to get back outside. I was worried about how my legs would feel, but my conservative approach to hills seems to be working. I still get winded, but my legs are holding up better.

  
Since we're talking hills, I saw this on Pinterest

                                                         Source: Uploaded by user via Kelly on Pinterest


Which reminded me of this tweet.




What does running give you?




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14 comments:

  1. Im still trying to find my running love as I COVET the freedom.

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  2. Running gives me a time out. I get to ditch my role as "keeper of the fruit snacks" and just be me for a bit. :)

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  3. Love running for its simplicity....now I just need to run more often!

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  4. Great runs girl! And I LOVE that pinterest image! I'm so gonna tell myself that next hill run! And...is the Mindy who won me??? I wasn't sure because I haven't gotten an email from you...fingers crossed! ;-)

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  5. Nevermind! I see it's my friend Mindy A! Congrats to all the winners!!!

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  6. Great week of training Amy also what you to know that you have been selected to be Blogger Of The Week on @runningbloggers. Congratulations!

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  7. Oh sorry Mindy! Thanks for entering. I hope you'll consider Sassy Bands the next time you need a headband ;)

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  8. It is simple! And you are busy with training ;)

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  9. Love that phrase "keeper of the fruit snack", lol. We all need a time out to reboot!

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  10. I love the reaping the rewards of seeing natural beauty you'd oath wise miss if you didn't run.
    Good luck on your half! And very inspirational post!

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  11. ooooh so that's why only my butt is getting smaller ;). I always credited it to living on a 3rd floor condo and having to take four flights of stairs from the garage at least twice a day!

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  12. I am a fair weather runner, but I am trying to run more often. I need a good pace monitor like yours. Time for some shopping. Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

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