Sunday, July 6, 2008

Sunday Run

Got up this morning, snacked on Corazonas and water, filled up our water bottles, and headed out to Green Lake. We've been a bit behind on our long runs -- really, neither of us has run much more than 5 miles in months. Today was scheduled to be a 7-mile run, which seemed a bit out of reach, so we decided to walk 5 as a warm-up, then alternate 6:1 sets twice around the lake to the lamppost where we started running after our warmup. That meant we ran 5.6 miles plus walked an additional 2/3 of a mile or so. A pretty good compromise.

We decided to incorporate extra walk breaks (every 6 minutes rather than every 8 or 10) because I started reading Jeff Galloway's book. But I have to admit that the breaks kept me feeling okay during the run, and -- though I didn't have much left in the tank and couldn't match Wil's finish sprint -- I feel okay now. So we'll see.

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