Sunday mornings are the ideal time to go out and do a long slow run. Unlike running in the early evening after my legs have had lots of warm up time from the day’s activities, my early morning runs tend to keep a slow but steady pace. It usually takes at least one to two miles before I even feel warmed up.
This morning was no different. In fact, it was even tougher than usual. The boys had gone to school and I lay in bed and played with my baby girl while my wife did some chores around the house. We played together for almost 30 minutes. Even though I knew my run was going to be especially slow due to this extra down time, it was more than worth it.
I already had it in my head to do six miles this particular morning. I completed four miles the day before and was hoping to have the first two runs of the month add up to ten miles. Just as I had anticipated, it was a rough start and I dragged along for most of the run. My legs finally felt warmed up around the fourth mile. It was hard, but I kept going and made it to the end. Success!
How do your long slow runs come about?