Hope you had a great Saturday. My Saturday started off in rather cold fashion. Today was the 12 mile boathouse run. The landscape of the run was beautiful and flat. However, the weather wasn’ t overly conducive to running. We started our run at 7 a.m. with a temperature of 25 degrees. The wind was steady around 20-30 miles an hour from the North.
I started the first 6 miles taking it easy and enjoying good conversation with a friend. The wind was to our backs. The turn around point was between mile 6 and 7. The wind became brutal to the face as I began picking up the pace for the final 5 miles. I was able to pick up the pace and have a really good second half run.
This day also featured the first day of my Garmin forerunner watch. This watch was way too cool. Garmin is a GPS unit that tracks exact distance, time, and pace. I was able to get a better understanding of what I was feeling by looking at the data of my watch. Running will never be the same.
There was a great sense of accomplishment today. I hope to have many more days like today. The weather was harsh but that added to the overall sense of accomplishment.
On deck? I will make a decision around mid week as to whether I will run the 30K race in Tulsa. If I choose not to, then I will be back with the OKC Landrunner Training group.
Little Rock Marathon has about a month and a half of training left for me. I will be stepping up the long run mileage over the next month.